Prepare yourself for a culinary escape to a faraway island paradise with our Curry Coconut Salmon paired with a colorful and crunchy Kale Slaw. This dish is a symphony of flavors, blending the richness of coconut milk with the fiery allure of red curry paste and the zesty zing of lime juice. And the Kale Slaw? It's a vibrant burst of freshness and crunch that perfectly complements the tender salmon. So, put on your chef's hat and let's embark on this flavor-packed adventure!



For the Curry Coconut Salmon:

  • 4 4-oz skinned salmon fillets
  • 1 15 oz. can light coconut milk
  • 2 teaspoons red curry paste
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 2 teaspoons light brown sugar
  • 1 oz crushed cashews

For the Kale Slaw:

  • 2 cups kale, cut into thin slivers
  • 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 cup carrots, cut into 1-inch matchstick pieces
  • ½ cup cucumber, cut into 1-inch matchstick pieces
  • ½ cup red bell pepper, cut into 1-inch matchstick pieces
  • 2 tablespoons cilantro, chopped
  • 3 tablespoons rice wine vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons low-sodium soy sauce


Step 1: Tropical Infusion

In a large skillet, create your tropical concoction by combining the light coconut milk with red curry paste, lime juice, and light brown sugar. Bring this flavor extravaganza to a gentle boil over medium heat, stirring to combine the ingredients.

Step 2: Salmon Oasis

Place your salmon fillets into the bubbling coconut-curry mixture, cover, and reduce the heat to medium. Let them bask in this tropical paradise for 8 minutes, remembering to flip the pieces at the halfway point for even cooking.

Step 3: Kale Slaw Symphony

While your salmon is simmering, let's prepare the Kale Slaw symphony. In a large bowl, combine kale slivers, carrots, cucumber, red bell pepper, and chopped cilantro. Drizzle with extra-virgin olive oil, rice wine vinegar, and low-sodium soy sauce. Give it a good toss to coat all the vibrant ingredients. Ideally, let this slaw sit for an hour to allow the flavors to meld into a harmonious melody.

Step 4: Crunchy Finish

When your salmon is cooked to tender perfection, serve it with a generous sprinkle of crushed cashews on top. The cashews add a delightful crunch that balances the creamy coconut sauce.

Step 5: Symphony on the Plate

Plate your Curry Coconut Salmon and adorn it with the vibrant Kale Slaw on the side. The colors and flavors will transport you to a tropical paradise with every bite!


  • This delightful salmon dish is not only easy to prepare but also versatile. You can swap out the salmon for other seafood like fish or shrimp to keep the tropical adventure going. And for the perfect accompaniment, consider serving it with a side of steamed brown rice.
  • Get ready to embark on a journey to a culinary tropical paradise with Curry Coconut Salmon and Kale Slaw. Your taste buds will thank you for this flavorful escape!
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