Spiced Roasted Salmon in Coconut Curry ( For My Dad) #SundaySupper

Spiced Roasted Salmon in Coconut Curry ( For My Dad) #SundaySupper

My sunday supper team is a doing a Dad’s Day special this week.  Special recipes that remind you of dad ! My dad turns 75 this year on July 3, 2012 and although I won’t be at his party celebrating, will be him in heart. Ah ! Living  8000 plus miles away is not easy. There are so many recipes that remind me of my dad but my favorite is ” Fish Curry ”  Growing up in India I have fond memories of sitting perched on a washing stone in our backyard watching my dad clean fresh live fish !  As a child it was a fascinating experience to watch the gills being snapped off,  head being cleaned and the scales being scraped off. Then sitting down to a meal of fresh cooked fish was the ultimate dinning experience. This dish is typically made with king fish, but since it’s a little difficult to get it here I used salmon steaks instead. You can use any fish really. First you smear the fish with some spices and then gently pan roast it on both sides. The purpose of doing this is to ensure that it does not break apart when you cook  it in the curry . It also enhances the flavor of the fish. Then you make a curry with spices and coconut milk and gently toss the fish into the curry and simmer till you get a decadent delish dish that can be served over rice or eaten with any kind of bread ! Hope you like the recipe ! Enjoy !






Roasted Salmon in Coconut Curry

Yield: 4 servings

Serving Size: 1 fish

Use any kind of fish for this recipe


  • 4 salmon steaks or pieces of salmon
  • 2 large onions finely sliced
  • 2 tomatoes chopped
  • 1/ 2 cup cilantro finely chopped
  • 1 cup coconut milk
  • 1 tbsp ginger paste
  • 1 tbsp garlic paste
  • 2 tsp turmeric ( curicumin)
  • 2 tsp cumin powder
  • 2 tsp chili powder
  • 1/12 tsp salt
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tbsp light olive oil or vegetable oil


  1. Mix together 1 tsp cumin + 1 tsp chili + 1 tsp turmeric + 1/2 tsp salt with 1 tbsp lemon juice and smear over salmon fish steaks.
  2. Heat 2 tbsp light olive oil and gently pan roast salmon steaks for 2 minutes on each side.
  3. Drain off steaks on a paper towel
  4. Heat 2 tbsp olive oil. Add sliced onion and cook till transparent and soft
  5. Add ginger garlic paste to the onion and cook for 2 minutes
  6. Add 1 tsp turmeric + 1 tsp cumin + 1 tsp chili and saute for 2 minutes
  7. Add chopped tomatoes and 1/2 cup coconut milk and cook for 5 - 8 minutes till oil floats on top
  8. Add 1/2 cup coconut milk , salt mix well and add roasted fish steaks gently to the curry mixture
  9. Cook on simmer for 5 minutes. add cilantro
  10. Serve hot with rice or any bread !



Hope you like my recipe. You may have to make a trip to the Indian Store to get some of the ingredients.

My team mates have made dishes from their heart in memory of dads. This is a Special #SundaySupper you don’t want to miss. Hope you get a chance to visit them as well !! Happy Father’s Day to ALL the dads out there !

Father’s Day Brunch:

Dad’s Favorite Soup, Salads and Bread:

Father’s Day Favorite Main Dishes:

Dad’s Sweet Tooth:

Wine Pairings for Father’s Day ENOFYLZ

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