Indian-Style Salmon

    40 min

    This is a great recipe for using tinned salmon; anything but boring. Aromatic Indian spices combine with chilli, ginger, curry leave, tomato and coriander to make a lovely dish. Serve with rice.

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    Serves: 2 

    • 2 tablespoons olive oil
    • 3/4 teaspoon cumin seeds
    • 1/2 teaspoon brown mustard seeds
    • 1 small onion, sliced into thin half-circles
    • 1 clove garlic, minced
    • 1 tablespoon minced fresh root ginger
    • 1 green chilli, chopped
    • 10 fresh curry leaves, chopped
    • 1 tomato, diced
    • 2 (418g) tins salmon, drained and bones removed
    • 4 tablespoons chopped fresh coriander

    Prep:15min  ›  Cook:25min  ›  Ready in:40min 

    1. Heat the olive oil in a frying pan over medium heat; place the cumin and mustard seeds in the hot oil and cook until the seeds begin to pop.
    2. Cook and stir the onions in the spice mixture until they brown. Mix in the garlic, ginger, chilli, and curry leaves; cook and stir until the garlic becomes golden. Add the tomatoes and stir for a few seconds before adding the salmon, using the back of your stirring spoon to break the salmon into small pieces in the pan; cook until the salmon is heated through, 5 to 10 minutes; remove from heat. Garnish with coriander to serve.

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    This was so great. Instead of a regular tomato I used grape tomatoes for their sweetness and only used one can of salmon. Couscous completed the dinner, Thanks!  -  04 Nov 2008  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    With the cumin, mustard and hot pepper, I thought this would be hot! It was a pleasant combination. We will be making this again soon. The recipe says that this serves 2, but we fed my whole family with this!  -  26 Apr 2009  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    This is such a great recipe! I added red curry paste to raise the heat factor. I served it with curry couscous and put it all in a lettuce wrap with some sour cream and siracha. It's become one of our favorite easy dinners!  -  03 Jan 2010  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)