Quickly seared salmon with irresistibly crispy skin is served on top of a creamy red curry with potatoes, sweet potatoes, summer squash, and bell peppers for a fast but super satisfying dinner. This post is sponsored by Fishpeople as part of their #FearNoFish campaign.
Are you a salmon fan? I never was until a couple of years ago, when I began testing salmon recipes for my cookbook. My editor insisted that the book needed at least two salmon recipes, so I gritted my teeth and got to work. To my surprise, I loved everything I made! When cooked just long enough, salmon is tender and delicious, especially when the skin is crisped over high heat at the start of cooking. And since salmon is quick to make, it’s perfect for busy weeknights when you need to get a healthy dinner on the table fast.
For this recipe, seared salmon is paired with red curry vegetables. I used in-season produce from my CSA box: potatoes, sweet potatoes, summer squash, and bell peppers. The veggies are cooked with Thai red curry paste, stock, and either cream or coconut milk. The resulting curry is a perfectly spicy foil for the rich, crispy-skinned salmon, especially with a squeeze of lime and a little fresh basil on top.
Fishpeople’s frozen salmon fillets are so easy to use. The fillets are individually wrapped, so you can defrost one at a time or both, and they’re already cut into a perfect portion (six ounces). I chose sockeye salmon fillets for this recipe–sockeye has a deep, gorgeous color and an almost buttery flavor. Fishpeople’s keta salmon will work for this recipe, too! To find a store near you that sells Fishpeople products, check out their store locator. Also, check out the giveaway widget below the next photo to enter to win a Fishpeople prize package.