Salmon Eggplant Curry


First of all, I want to say thanks for all of the sweet comments and condolences on our last post regarding Michael's grandmother. He really appreciated all of the support - it really meant a lot.

So this meal was a yummy curry dish with unique ingredients. The recipe was modified from Eating Well. Unfortunately, it made Michael realize he wasn’t the biggest fan of eggplant for one reason or the other. We decided to serve it over brown rice, so we’d be sure to soak up all the yummy sauce. You could serve it over any type rice or pasta that you’d like. The original recipe called for yellow curry paste, which we couldn't find, so we substituted some yellow curry sauce and red curry paste. Feel free to experiment with the amount of the two, or to omit one of them completely. Next time, we may substitute another veggie for the eggplant. :)

Serves 4.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup brown rice
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 1 tablespoon Thai yellow curry sauce
  • 1 teaspoon red curry paste
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 medium eggplant (about 1 pound), cut into 1/2-inch cubes
  • 1 14-ounce can lite coconut milk
  • 1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon fish sauce
  • 1 tablespoon light brown sugar
  • 1 pound skinned salmon fillet, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 2 cups sugar snap peas, trimmed
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh basil
  • 3 tablespoons lime juice

Directions

  1. Prepare rice according to directions.
  2. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add curry sauce, paste, and garlic. Cook, stirring, until fragrant, about 1 minute.
  3. Add eggplant and cook, stirring, until the eggplant is coated with the curry mixture, about 2 minutes.
  4. Add coconut milk, fish sauce and brown sugar to the pan. Bring to a boil; stir in salmon and snow peas. Reduce heat to a simmer, cover and cook, stirring occasionally, until the salmon is cooked through and the peas are tender-crisp, about 5 minutes.
  5. Remove from the heat. Stir in basil and lime juice.

24 comments:

Mary said...

The colors in your dish are just beautiful. Good thinking on the curry paste substitution.

doggybloggy said...

wow this looks rich - I bet the flavors were so perfect!

Kerstin said...

What a unique curry dish, eggplant and salmon sound so good in it!

Jo. said...

This curry looks soooo good. And I wouldn't really skip eggplant. Oh no. I think it must stay. I have to definitely give this curry a try :-)

♥peachkins♥ said...

I love curries but I've never tried salmon. This would be refreshing...

Donna-FFW said...

You are my new hero with this delectable recipe.

Zoe said...

I love love curry. This dish looks simple and fresh.

Grace said...

well this is a bit of a relief. for awhile, i was thinking we must’ve been separated at birth because i loved everything you made. this one, however, isn’t something i’d particularly enjoy. my mom will be relieved. :)

Sara said...

eggplant is not my favorite thing either. Though this sounds really delicious. We just recently discovered that we don't hate thai curry pastes.

lisaiscooking said...

The salmon chunks look so great in this sauce! I should really spend more time attempting curries.

girlichef said...

I am totally into curries lately...this looks delicious :D

Ivy said...

Thanks so much for taking the time to visit my blog. It is a pleasure to discover yours and I look forward to exploring and visiting. Your salmon eggplant curry sounds delicious.

My Little Space said...

Hi Chef, thanks for dropping by. I love your curry. Curry can easily go with any kind of vege and beancurd puff as well!

Cucinista said...

This looks fantastic. I would eat all of it, including the eggplant. Thanks also for commenting on my blog. I'm sorry you don't love beets. I should warn you there are lots more recipes to come -- I'm drowning in the little suckers!

Jennifer said...

I love curry anything! I'll be honest though I've not had a curry that had salmon or eggplant in it! I love this idea, I will surely try! Thanks!!

Sylvia said...

I love , love curry, my friends from London sent me a couple of weeks ago two wonderful curries, that I´ll be using to prepare this wonderful recipe

Elra said...

Delicious curry, great combo!

Gloria said...

First at all sorry by the Michael Grandmother, I dont read the post before, sorry Michael really.I know how is this I suffer the lost of my father in Law, a lovely person that I loved so much.

Well I love salmon and really is the dish I enjoy to make,and this look absolutely tasty!!!xxhuggs,Gloria

My Carolina Kitchen said...

I would never have thought of combining salmon and curry but this sounds great.
Sam

Cookin' Canuck said...

This sounds so rich and flavorful. Salmon and eggplant would be a lovely combination.

Palidor said...

How creative! I would never have thought of cooking eggplant and salmon together... and in a curry no less!

Olga said...

I like everything about this dish! Great flavors and colors.

Leslie said...

Curry doesnt like me! But you sure do make it look pretty

The Duo Dishes said...

The best thing about curry is that you can combine really funky things and end up with an awesome meal. Yum.

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