Coconut salmon with passion island salsa recipe

By Leila Lindholm

  1. Serves 4 as a main course
  2. Takes 25 minutes to make, plus chilling
  3. Rating

Give your friends a taste of the exotic with this typically tropical coconut salmon dish and mango, papaya and honey dressing.

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Coconut salmon with passion island salsa


  1. 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
  2. 5cm fresh ginger, finely chopped
  3. 5 fresh kaffir lime leaves, finely chopped or the finely grated zest of 1 lime
  4. 1 mild red chilli, deseeded and finely chopped
  5. 1 tbsp caster sugar
  6. 1 tbsp Thai fish sauce (nam pla)
  7. 200ml carton coconut cream
  8. 4 x 150g salmon fillets with skin
  9. 2 limes, halved

For the salsa

  1. 1 mango, halved, stoned, peeled and diced
  2. 1/2 cucumber, diced
  3. 1 small papaya, peeled, halved, deseeded and diced
  4. 2 ripe avocados, halved, stoned, peeled and diced
  5. 1 mild red chilli, deseeded and finely chopped
  6. 1 small garlic clove, crushed
  7. 2 tbsp honey
  8. 2 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
  9. Juice of 2 limes
  10. Juice of 1/2 orange
  11. 4 tbsp chopped fresh coriander


  1. 1. Combine the garlic, ginger, lime leaves or lime zest, chilli, sugar, fish sauce and coconut cream in a large non-metallic bowl. Add the salmon and turn to coat in the marinade. Chill for up to 1 hour.
  2. 2. Meanwhile, mix all of the salsa ingredients in a medium bowl. Season to taste and set aside.
  3. 3. Preheat a griddle pan until hot or light a barbecue to cook the salmon. Remove the salmon from the marinade and cook for 3-4 minutes each side, until cooked. Discard the remaining marinade.
  4. 4. Serve the salmon with the salsa, Tomato and sharon fruit salad (see recipe online) and the lime halves.

Nutritional info

Per serving: 654kcals, 50.6g fat (6.9g saturated), 36.3g protein, 22.9g carbs, 17.1g sugar, 0.9g salt


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