Poached Coconut Lime Salmon

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Main Courses | Jan, 17 2022

Poached Coconut Lime Salmon

Take one bite of this poached coconut lime salmon, close your eyes, and be transported to a tropical vacation! This flavorful, healthy, and fun coconut lime salmon recipe is easy to make and overflowing with omega-3 fats, selenium, and antioxidants that offer cancer-protective properties. Bon Appétit! 

Ingredients:

  • 2 Wild Caught Alaskan Salmon Fillets (skin removed, optional)
  • Salt & Pepper to taste
  • 2 tbsp avocado oil
  • 4 cloves garlic chopped
  • 4 tsp minced ginger
  • 1 blade fresh lemongrass, peeled and finely minced 
  • 1 tsp chili garlic paste (more if you want more spice, or omit for no spice)
  • 14 oz coconut milk
  • 1 tbsp fish sauce (or coconut aminos)
  • Zest of one lime
  • Juice of one lime
  • Cilantro leaves chopped for garnish (optional but recommended)
  • Finely sliced large red chilis (optional for spice)

Directions:

  • Sprinkle both sides of salmon fillets with salt and pepper to taste
  • Heat 1tbsp of oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat, add the salmon, and sear on both sides until golden. It will still be raw inside. Remove to a plate
  • Add remaining oil to skillet and add garlic, ginger, and lemongrass, cook until fragrant
  • Stir in chili paste and cook for about another minute, until well mixed together
  • Add in coconut milk and stir, scrape off any remaining bits on the bottom of the pan
  • Add the fish sauce (or coconut aminos) and bring to simmer for just a few minutes
  • Add salmon back into the sauce and bring to a low simmer for about 4 minutes, or until salmon is cooked inside
  • Stir in lime juice and zest. Adjust taste with more fish sauce (or coconut aminos) for saltiness
  • Served very well over miracle noodles, spaghetti squash, Asian greens. Garnish with cilantro and chili (if using) and enjoy!

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