This Salmon Vegetable Curry is a quick, easy to make delicious meal that even my fish-fussy kids adore. My daughter has become progressively fish fussy as she’s got older. Where she would happily eat all seafood, including slurping back a slimy oyster as a toddler, she now balks at a plain piece of grilled fish. It’s funny because I remember disliking anything fishy as a teenager too, so I can kind of sympathise.
But instead of no longer serving fish to cater to her fussiness, we’ve worked together to find ways of serving it that she enjoys, and this Salmon Curry is now my whole families favourite way to eat fish. You can certainly make it with any firm white fish, however there’s something about the oiliness of the salmon that sits particularly well with the spices in this mild curry.
It literally takes 15 minutes to prepare and cook so it’s a win win all round.
The beautiful warming spices in this curry are supportive to the digestive system and are lovely anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant herbs. This is one very nourishing meal.
Take a look at the variations (below the main recipe) for suggestions to alter the recipe to suit any specific dietary requirements.
This healthy Salmon & Vegetable Curry takes 15 minutes to prepare & cook and is the most delicious way to eat salmon. It's a fast, nourishing family meal.
- 1 tbsp butter, ghee or coconut oil
- 1 small onion, peeled & diced
- 2 cloves garlic, crushed
- 1 tablespoon minced ginger
- 2 roma tomatoes, diced
- 1 teaspoon cumin, ground
- ½ teaspoon coriander, ground
- ½ teaspoon turmeric, powder
- ½ teaspoon black pepper
- Chilli flakes, to taste
- 1 teaspoon sea salt
- 1½ cups coconut milk
- 500 grams approx. skinless salmon fillet, cut into 2cm cubes (approx.)
- 1 red capsicum, sliced
- Handful green beans, trimmed and halved
- Handful coriander leaves, chopped to serve
In a pan over medium heat, heat the butter or ghee. Add onions, garlic, ginger and cook until starting to soften but not brown.
Add tomatoes, cumin, coriander, turmeric, black pepper, chill flakes and sea salt and cook for about 1 to 2 mins until fragrant.
Add the coconut milk and bring to a simmer for 2-3 mins.
Add fish, capsicum and beans and cook for about 3 to 5 mins or until cooked through.
Serve with steamed rice or cauliflower rice.
Garnish with coriander leaves.
You can substitute the salmon for a firm white fish too (I love it with king fish).
Substitute the coconut milk with regular pouring cream or cashew nut cream.
Vegetarian and vegan
Substitute the fish with tempeh, tofu, chickpeas or just extra vegetables.
Onion and garlic-free
Replace the onion with finely diced fennel and the garlic with a 2cm spices of finely grated ginger.
I've had a few people say they love this as a chicken curry. Swap the fish for chicken (you'll need to cook for longer until the chicken is cooked through).