Green Thai Curry with Pan Seared Salmon

Chef Charles Webb offers up delicious “comfort food for the cold weather,” with some added anti-inflammatory benefits. The recipe will be featured as part of a Chef CW meal kit coming from Peapod and Verlasso Salmon in January 2020!

Ingredients

 

½ teaspoon Salt

 

¼ teaspoon Pepper

 

1 package Uncles Ben’s Pre-cooked White Rice

 

1 tablespoon Sunflower Oil

 

2 tablespoons Green Thai Curry Paste

 

4 cups Coconut Milk

 

2 stalks Lemongrass, chopped into ¼ inch pieces 

 

100 grams Kale, tough ribs removed, chopped

 

1 inch piece Ginger, peeled and grated

 

3 cloves garlic, minced

 

1 tablespoon Extra Virgin Olive Oil

 

4 Verlasso Salmon filets (5 oz. each) 

 

1 lime

 

Cilantro, for garnish

 

Thai Chili slices, optional for garnish


Instructions

  1. Heat sunflower oil in a large skillet at medium heat. Add the curry paste, stirring for about 1 minute, or until fragrant. Lower heat to medium-low.  Add coconut milk, lemongrass, kale, ginger, and garlic. Stir until evenly distributed. Let simmer.
     

  2. Heat a large saucepan over medium-high heat, add the Extra Virgin Olive Oil to coat the base. Season the salmon with salt and pepper.  Add the salmon to the pan, skin-side down, and cook for 5 minutes. Flip and cook for another 5 minutes. (For well-done salmon, cover the pan and continue cooking for 2 minutes.)​
     

  3. Cook rice according to package.​
     

  4. Serve the dish in a bowl- with the rice on the bottom, the salmon nestled on top, and the curry ladled over. Garnish with a squeeze of lime, cilantro, and thai chilis for extra spice!