Alaska Salmon Fillet with Kaffir Lime

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Main Ingredient: Seafood
Menu Part: Entree
Cuisine Type: American
Serves: 4

The strong flavor of sautéed salmon fillets readily blends with the bold spices in red Thai curry sauce. Kaffir lime leaves in the sauce are widely used in Thai cuisine.


1 garlic clove, chopped
1⁄2 tsp. Thai red curry paste
1 tbsp. peanut oil
2 cups fish stock
1⁄4 cup coconut milk
2 lemon grass stalks, bruised and chopped
1 Kaffir lime leaf, thinly sliced
1 tsp. Thai fish sauce
Salt and pepper, to taste
4 (7-oz.) Alaska salmon fillets
Chopped basil, as needed


1. In large pan, stir-fry garlic and curry paste in oil until sizzling; add fish stock, coconut milk, lemon grass, lime leaf, and fish sauce. Bring to a boil; reduce heat and simmer 3 min.

2. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Strain sauce and keep warm.

3. For each serving, heat peanut oil in sauté pan, as needed, over medium-high heat. Sauté salmon until golden on both sides. Finish cooking in 350° F oven for 3-5 min.

4. Place salmon fillet in center of warmed dinner plate; top with sauce. Garnish with chopped basil.

Note: Lime peel may be used as a substitute for Kaffir lime leaf.