Adjusting the spice level
I used 7 Thai peppers and it was like a 4 out of 5 spicy. If you don’t like Thai peppers, don’t use any or use whatever you like as a substitution. I also put chipotle peppers from a can in mine and that also added a little to the heat level. After the brown sugar and coconut aminos cut the heat a little though, I thought it tasted perfect. You can always adjust to your liking of course.
The brown sugar and coconut aminos aren’t in the photo because they were an afterthought.
Without further ado, here is the recipe.
Spicy Coconut Lime Salmon
- Large Skillet or wok
- 2 tbsp canola oil divided into two
- 2 pounds Salmon fillets Skin on or off
- 2 tbsp ginger paste
- 2 tbsp garlic minced
- 4 Thai peppers Chopped into small pieces
- 4 chipotle peppers optional
- 2 cups light coconut milk 2 cans basically
- 1 tbsp lime juice
- 1 cup Thai basil Or whatever basil you find
- 1 Limes
- 1 tsp black pepper
- 2 tbsp light brown sugar
- 2 tbsp light soy sauce or coconut aminos if you have them
- Pat the salmon fillets dry and sprinkle with pepper.
- Heat one tbsp oil in the skillet or wok on medium high until almost smoking, coating the skillet evenly.
- Cook the salmon for more or less 4 minutes until browned on ea. side.
- Remove the salmon and set aside.
- Reduce to medium heat and add the other tbsp oil and cook in the garlic, ginger and stir-fry for a minute or until golden brown.
- Add in the two cups of light coconut milk, soy sauce, light brown sugar and lime juice and reduce until slightly thicker.
- Add the salmon back in, baste if needed, sprinkle with the basil leaves and lime wedges for presentation and leave some basil leaves and lime wedges back for garnish if needed.
- Serve with lime wedges, basil leaves and seasoning sauces on the side.
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We like whole foods, avoid the processed ingredients approach. What is healthy for us may not be healthy for you though as your situation is fact-dependent.
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If you love a fish dish, these are also delish.
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