My mother used to make a simplified version of this that got me through my broke years in college. I've become a big fan of Indian food, so I 'Indianed' up this old favorite. You can tone down the heat by removing the seeds from the chili pepper. Serve it with rice.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
cook:
10 mins
total:
30 mins
Servings:
2
Yield:
2 servings
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Ingredients

2
Original recipe yields 2 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Heat the olive oil in a skillet over medium heat; place the cumin and mustard seeds in the hot oil and cook until the seeds begin to pop. Cook and stir the onions in the spice mixture until they brown. Mix in the garlic, ginger, chile pepper, and curry leaves; cook and stir until the garlic becomes golden. Add the tomatoes and stir for a few seconds before adding the salmon, using the back of your stirring spoon to break the salmon into small pieces in the pan; cook until the salmon is heated through, 5 to 10 minutes; remove from heat. Garnish with cilantro to serve.

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Nutrition Facts

765 calories; protein 81.5g 163% DV; carbohydrates 11g 4% DV; fat 47.1g 72% DV; cholesterol 262.5mg 88% DV; sodium 1782.7mg 71% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
11/05/2008
This was so great. Instead of a regular tomato I used grape tomatoes for their sweetness and only used one can of salmon. Couscous completed the dinner Thanks! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
02/08/2010
Very easy and quick dish to prepare. It did not have as much kick as I expected and actually was a little bit bland. But overall great easy dish for a weeknight meal and a clever use of canned salmon. Read More
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  • 5 star values: 12
  • 4 star values: 5
  • 3 star values: 1
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Rating: 5 stars
11/04/2008
This was so great. Instead of a regular tomato I used grape tomatoes for their sweetness and only used one can of salmon. Couscous completed the dinner Thanks! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/27/2009
With the cumin mustard and hot pepper I thought this would be hot! It was a pleasant combination. We will be making this again soon. The recipe says that this serves 2 but we fed my whole family with this! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/04/2010
This is such a great recipe! I added red curry paste to raise the heat factor. I served it with curry couscous and put it all in a lettuce wrap with some sour cream and siracha. It's become one of our favorite easy dinners! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/09/2009
I experimented with this recipe and a fillet of Atlantic salmon. Delicious! I kept it moist with a tiny bit of plain water in the bottom and then microwaved the entree. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/07/2009
I made it with tuna and my 4 year old thoroughly enjoyed it. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/08/2009
Awesome recipe! The spices and veggies really help to bring this dish together. The onions give it nice crunch. For the less ambitious cut the spices you aren't familiar with. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
02/08/2010
Very easy and quick dish to prepare. It did not have as much kick as I expected and actually was a little bit bland. But overall great easy dish for a weeknight meal and a clever use of canned salmon. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/23/2011
The spices made this dish taste new again for me. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/02/2015
I follow everything in the recipe except I substitute the curry leaves with bay leaves (my other 800 page vegetarian Indian cookbook says bay leaves can be substituted for those). Wonderful and economical! Fresh ginger is a must. Cuts down on the fishy taste and I use the whole large can: bones and all. Bones and skin contain good nutrients. Why dispose them? They are so soft that they get chopped up in the making anyway. Served over basmati rice and garnished with coriander leaves (and yogurt to cut down the heat if you want) and home made chutney Read More
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