Sockeye Salmon Thai Red Curry with Chili Crisp Recipe
Fresh Thai-inspired flavors with Wild Alaska Sockeye in rich coconut milk broth with wild mushrooms, ginger, garlic, lime juice and a spicy crunch. For best results, thaw 2 portions of Salmon Sisters Wild Alaska Sockeye Salmon overnight in the refrigerator before preparing.
Prep time: 15-20 min | Cook time: 20-25 min | Total time: 45 min | Yield: 2 -3 servings
2 6oz portions of Salmon Sisters Wild Alaska Sockeye Salmon, cut into 4 pieces per fillet
1/4 cup sesame oil
1 inch fresh ginger, grated
4 cloves garlic, minced or grated
2 scallions (green onions), chopped + more for garnish
4 small shallots, chopped
1 full lemongrass stalk, finely chopped
1 cup mixed wild mushrooms, torn (shiitake, crimini, beech or maitake)
3-4 tablespoons Thai red curry paste
2 cans (14 ounce) can full fat coconut milk
1 tablespoon fish sauce
2 teaspoons honey
2 cups roughly chopped bok choy and/or kale
2 large limes, zested and juice reserved
1/4 cup fresh cilantro or basil, roughly chopped
⅓ cup roasted peanuts
1 jar chili crisp (i.e. Lao Gan Ma Spicy Chili Crisp or similar)
Steamed rice, for serving (Basmati or Jasmine)
Heat the sesame oil in a large dutch oven or pot over medium heat, being careful not to burn the oil. Add the ginger, garlic, scallions, shallots and lemongrass. Cook for 7-8 minutes, or until they are soft and become very fragrant.
Stir in the mushrooms and continue to cook for another 5 minutes, until they are lightly colored and soft. Add the curry paste and mix well to coat aromatics - cooking until fragrant- approx 1 minute. Add the coconut milk, fish sauce, and honey and stir to combine well. Bring the mixture to a simmer, and add the salmon and greens, ensuring they are submerged in the base liquid. Cover with a lid and cook for 4-5 minutes- checking the salmon for doneness. It is best to shut off your heat early before the salmon is fully cooked, as the fish will continue to ‘carry-over cook’ in the pot.
Very gently stir in the lime zest, lime juice, cilantro and/or basil.
To serve, divide the rice among bowls and spoon the curry overtop. Garnish with roasted peanuts, lime wedges, scallions, extra cilantro and a generous spoonful of chili crisp. Enjoy!
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