Here's a new way to incorporate South Indian flavors. Try and get fresh wild king or Copper River salmon while they are in season. Fresh sockeye would also work, use whatever is the freshest available.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
20 mins
total:
35 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
8 servings
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Pour white wine, cream, and coconut milk into a saucepan; season with curry powder. Bring to a light boil over medium-high heat, then reduce heat to medium-low, and simmer until the liquid has reduced to 1/2 cup, about 10 minutes.

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  • When the liquid has reduced, turn heat to low, and whisk in the butter, a few cubes at a time, until all of the butter has incorporated. Do not allow the mixture to boil or else it will separate. When the butter has incorporated, season to taste with salt and set aside to keep warm.

  • Heat the oil in a saute pan over medium-high heat until it begins to smoke. While the oil is heating, lightly season both sides of the salmon with garam masala and salt.

  • Sear the salmon in the hot oil for 3 to 4 minutes on one side, then turn over, and continue cooking for 2 to 3 minutes until done. Briefly drain on paper towels to absorb excess oil, then serve immediately with the curry butter sauce.

Nutrition Facts

605 calories; protein 36.9g 74% DV; carbohydrates 3.2g 1% DV; fat 47.7g 73% DV; cholesterol 156.1mg 52% DV; sodium 485.8mg 19% DV. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
09/13/2006
The coconut flavor was too subtle to require the purchase of a whole can of coconut milk only to use a portion of it. I replaced the coconut milk with an equal amount of additional creme; and the result was actually a much better sauce. Additionally I increased the amount of Garam Masala used for dusting the Salmon Filets; next time I'll add a little bit of flour to make a crust on them. This recipe is an excellent one and has become a family favorite. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
01/20/2010
I was a little disapppointed in this recipe. I loved the idea but it didn't exactly work out as planned. I did enjoy the garam masala with the salmon - that part was delicious. But the butter sauce was not good... perhaps my choice of white wine was not good but that's all I could taste and it overwhelmed any butter or coconut milk flavor. I was only able to save the sauce by using a couple teaspoons of white sugar. After that we enjoyed it on the salmon but I'm not sure we'll make this again. Thanks for giving me an opportunity to use garam masala though! Read More
(5)
49 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 28
  • 4 star values: 11
  • 3 star values: 8
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
09/13/2006
The coconut flavor was too subtle to require the purchase of a whole can of coconut milk only to use a portion of it. I replaced the coconut milk with an equal amount of additional creme; and the result was actually a much better sauce. Additionally I increased the amount of Garam Masala used for dusting the Salmon Filets; next time I'll add a little bit of flour to make a crust on them. This recipe is an excellent one and has become a family favorite. Read More
(19)
Rating: 5 stars
10/11/2006
Great recipe with lots of flavor. I followed the recipe and I used Thai Kitchen brand Premium coconut milk which maybe made the difference. Not sure what brand of coconut milk others used but the sauce I made had a nice flavor. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/01/2006
I made this with Tilapia fish steaks and used Organic Coconut milk. The dish was awesome and so flavorful. I felt I was in an Indian restaurant with all the nice aromas! My husband loved it. It was so much sauce we needed bread to sop it up! YUM!!:) Will definitely do again. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
06/01/2010
This was very nice! I just couldn't bring myself to use an entire cup of butter, I used less than half and a full can of lite coconut milk (no cream). I ended up having to add a little cornstarch but it worked out just fine. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/03/2006
This was good. Pretty easy too. I cut down on the butter a little and it still worked. I cut the recipe in half and only used 3 TBS butter. I doubled the coconut milk though. I've been wanting to try this recipe for a while and I'm glad I finally did. Served with Matar Pulao (Rice with Peas) from this site. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/18/2007
Wow - this was divine. I've been using this website for 4 months now and this was easily the best recipe I've tried. I didn't change anything, it was delicious as is. When I served this to my boyfriend he said it looked truly gourmet and after he ate it he said it is one of the best dishes he's ever eaten (I've cooked hundreds of meals for him and he's never said that before). I served it with boiled new potatoes and sauteed green beans and poured the sauce over everything. Also the sauce seems versatile, I believe it could be used with other fishes and even chicken, pork or lamb. Thank you Ryan! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
01/18/2008
I thought it was pretty bland - could be because I'm Indian and thought this would have a lot of flavour with the garam masala but that wasn't the case. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
01/19/2010
I was a little disapppointed in this recipe. I loved the idea but it didn't exactly work out as planned. I did enjoy the garam masala with the salmon - that part was delicious. But the butter sauce was not good... perhaps my choice of white wine was not good but that's all I could taste and it overwhelmed any butter or coconut milk flavor. I was only able to save the sauce by using a couple teaspoons of white sugar. After that we enjoyed it on the salmon but I'm not sure we'll make this again. Thanks for giving me an opportunity to use garam masala though! Read More
(5)
Rating: 5 stars
01/26/2011
I substituted shrimp instead of salmon we all really liked it...I'm making it again in a couple weeks=) Read More
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