Salmon with Coconut Milk Cilantro Sauce

Hello friends– We’ve hit deep summer here.  Those blazing days when the flowers are drooping in the front yard and our ice tea consumption takes a steep rise.  So we are sitting down to easy meals that take a minimal amount of stove time and are satisfyingly light.  Here’s our dinner this evening…

SALMON WITH COCONUT MILK CILANTRO SAUCE
4 salmon filets
2 tab. olive oil
garlic salt & freshly ground pepper

sauce:
1 cup loosely packed cilantro
1/2 cup sliced green onion
3 cloves garlic, minced
1/4 tsp. cumin
1 lime, juiced
1/2 cup coconut milk
A dash of salt to taste

garnish: lime wedges

Heat a nonstick skillet with the olive oil. Liberally sprinkle garlic salt & freshly ground pepper on both sides of the salmon. Then lay them into the hot skillet.  Cook 3 to 4 minutes on each side (depending on how thick the filet is).

While that is cooking, combine the cilantro, green onion, garlic, cumin, lime juice and coconut milk in a blender (or use a stick blender)– until it makes a smooth sauce.   Taste and add a dash of salt if needed.

Place the hot salmon on a plate and spoon over the sauce.  Serve it with a chunk of sturdy bread and a bright salad for a quick summer supper.

32 thoughts on “Salmon with Coconut Milk Cilantro Sauce

  1. Another one I want to try out Rhonda! And I usually have cilantro from our little herb garden. I have never had or cooked with coconut milk though. That’ll be a first.

    • Hi Lacey!! We should plant cilantro!! I use it every week– good idea!! Checked in on your blog Lacey and there was nothing new– hope you are on a fabulous vacation and can’t post — or are busy with some really fun project with your kids– or are taking a break so you get some relaxation!! Just want you to know you’re missed!! hugs friend.

  2. What a special green sauce to go with that lovely salmon. I am always on the look out for tasty new salmon recipes so this unique recipe, I Will make tomorrow evening! Yummmm!

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