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Curry Salmon
Prep Time: 5 mins
Cook Time: 15 mins
Total Time: 20 mins

You only need 5 Ingredients to make this gluten free and low carb red Curry Salmon. The perfect weeknight meal that the whole family will love! Plus, it's on the table in under 20 minutes!

Course: Mains
Cuisine: Asian
Keyword: curry salmon, dairy free, low carb, red curry paste recipe, salmon recipes, thai red curry paste, wild alaskan salmon recipe
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 428 kcal
Author: Alyssa Brantley
4.92 from 12 votes
whole fillet of wild salmon in red curry sauce with lime and bowl of broccoli
  • 1 pound Wild Alaskan Salmon bones removed
  • 2 tablespoons organic virgin coconut oil
  • 1/4 cup red curry paste
  • 13.5 ounce can full-fat coconut milk
  • 1 teaspoons fish sauce
  • kosher salt
  • 1/2 medium lime
  • 4 whole scallions sliced for serving
  1. Heat coconut oil lin a large saute pan (large enough to fit the salmon fillet or pieces) over medium heat. 

    After about 30 seconds, add red curry paste and pinch of salt. Stir, continuously, for 45 seconds to 1 minute until fragrant.

    Add coconut milk and whisk until completely dissolved.

    adding canned coconut milk to curry paste in a skillet for curry salmon recipe
  2. Bring to a boil and immediately add salmon skin side up.

    Cook for 8 to 10 minutes (depending on thickness), spooning sauce over the fish periodically. Once fish is cooked to your preference, remove from pan and set aside.

    cooking whole salmon fillet in thai red curry paste in a large skillet
  3. Return sauce to medium heat and reduce for 2 to 3 minutes, whisking or stirring frequently.

    Remove from heat, stir in fish sauce, 1/4 teaspoon salt and lime juice.

    Serve salmon with red curry sauce spooned over top and top with sliced scallions. Enjoy!

    reducing the curry sauce for curry salmon in a large skillet

Recipe Video


Depending on the size of your pan, you may want to cut your Salmon fillet into pieces. It is also easier to flip and remove when done. I have a large fish spatula that makes it easy to flip a large piece (I used a 14" saute pan in the photos).

Nutrition Facts
Curry Salmon
Amount Per Serving (0.25 finished dish)
Calories 428 Calories from Fat 315
% Daily Value*
Fat 35g54%
Saturated Fat 25g156%
Cholesterol 62mg21%
Sodium 180mg8%
Potassium 766mg22%
Carbohydrates 5g2%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 24g48%
Vitamin A 2375IU48%
Vitamin C 4.6mg6%
Calcium 54mg5%
Iron 4.5mg25%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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