Green coconut masala is my all time favorite Indian taste.
I simply love love love its texture and flavor.
It lends itself to just about anything you make, from fish,
chicken and veggies, to peas, pulses, samosas and patties!
By adjusting the herbs and spices, you can change the taste
and play around with many variations.
I need to have Green coconut masala in some way or another
at least once a week :-)
Hope you make and enjoy this recipe.
Salmon in Green Coconut Masala
3 packed cups of fresh coriander
1 packed cup of fresh mint
1/4 cup unsweetened dessicated coconut
1/4 cup coconut milk
1" piece of ginger
2 garlic cloves
1 tsp cumin powder
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp cardamon
1 tsp garam masala
lemon juice - 1/2 lemon
sea salt / pink himalayan salt to taste
Throw all the above ingredients in a food processor and process till you get this
a well homogenized thick Green Paste, looking something like this:
Papillotes of Salmon with Zucchini
Spread out a large sheet of silver foil.
Place the Salmon in the center and cover it on the top and sides
with a thick layer of the Green Paste.
Add some more Green Paste around the Salmon.
Add finely sliced Zucchini rounds, a slice of lemon, a sprig of mint
Sprinkle some salt over it and a drizzle of coconut oil.
Place this packet (papillote) on a baking tray and bake in a preheated oven at 180 C
350 F for 15 minutes.
When it's done, let it rest for 5 minutes, then open and Oh la la la, it smells divine ;-)
You can also cook the Salmon in a pan.
Heat the pan, grease with a tablespoon of Coconut oil, the add the Salmon pieces
and pour the Green paste over on the top and sides.
Cover and cook on low heat for 10 minutes. Turn the Salmon and cook for another
10 minutes stirring the sauce, be careful it doesn't stick, add a little water
to make a thinner sauce to pour over the brown rice.
Sprinkle sea salt and pepper, as well as some more lemon juice, and enjoy......
I served the pan cooked Salmon with brown rice, broccoli and green beans.
Keep it Simple. Be Creative.
Taste and Play. Find your Own Way.