There are as many different ways to prepare salmon as there are reasons to love it. In fact, this versatility itself is one of the main reasons that salmon should be your go-to protein. Although this tasty, heart-healthy fish packs plenty of flavor of its own, it still pairs well with a wide variety of different flavors and seasonings. From zesty lemon salmon to rich garlic and mushroom recipes or fresh Mediterranean versions, there’s really no wrong way to prepare salmon. Hey, if we’re to believe Cynthia Nixon, it’s even good on a cinnamon raisin bagel! Clearly there’s nothing salmon can’t do, and this Curried Salmon and Roasted Sweet Potatoes recipe proves it.
This curried salmon recipe is here to shake things up in the world of salmon dinners. Curry’s signature flavor and slightly spicy characteristic create another amazing baked salmon recipe to add to your rotation. This simple recipe for Curried Salmon and Roasted Sweet Potatoes makes it super easy to build a ton of flavor, all in one meal.
A Warm And Spicy Take On Baked Salmon
I love finding new ways to incorporate curry into recipes. Its warm, unique flavor really makes a dish stand out. Even your go-to chicken or shrimp dishes become new and exciting when you find a curried version.
This Curried Salmon and Roasted Sweet Potatoes recipe really spices up your salmon dinner repertoire. Easy, delicious, and unique, it’s the kind of recipe that makes you say, “Why haven’t I been making this for years?” Chances are good that, once you try it, it will probably become a staple in your weeknight rotation for years to come.
The salmon is brushed in a seasoning that’s sweet, savory, and spicy – all at the same time! Made with curry powder, honey, lime zest, and crushed peppers, this warm and tasty salmon is seasoned to perfection. It only needs to bake for about ten to fifteen minutes to achieve the perfect flaky–yet firm–fillet.
This salmon is delicious when served over rice noodles for more of a Thai red curry effect. It’s also great served with your favorite veggies or other go-to sides, which of course brings me to…
Thyme Roasted Sweet Potatoes
You can’t have Curried Salmon and Roasted Sweet Potatoes without roasted sweet potatoes, now can you? Of course, you can serve this salmon with whatever you want. It’s almost guaranteed to go well with any of your favorite sides.
That said, about 90 percent of the time, the hardest part about getting dinner on the table is just figuring out what to make in the first place. After all that work, if you still have to plan a side, you may decide not to start cooking at all.
To make your life a little bit easier, I’ve thrown in this easy recipe for roasted sweet potatoes. Sweet and savory, they’re the perfect side for this curried salmon. Meanwhile, they cook at 400 degrees (the same oven temp you’ll use for the salmon), which makes everything a whole lot quicker and easier.
Easy, flavorful, and complete with a built-in side! This Curried Salmon and Roasted Sweet Potatoes recipe is your newest weeknight lifesaver. Enjoy!
Yield: 4 servings | Serving Size: 1/2 cup potatoes, 1 salmon filet | Calories: 353 | Total Fat: 20 g | Saturated Fat: 4 g | Trans Fat: 0 g | Carbohydrates: 18 g | Fiber: 3 g | Sugar: 5 g | Protein: 25 g | Cholesterol: 62 mg | Sodium: 347 mg | SmartPoints (Freestyle): 4 |
- 2 large sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into 1 inch cubes
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1/2 teaspoon Kosher salt
- 1 teaspoon dried thyme leaves (not ground thyme)
- 1 teaspoon curry powder
- 1 teaspoon honey
- 1/2 teaspoon lime zest
- 1 teaspoon olive oil
- Pinch of crushed red pepper flakes
- 4 (4 ounce) salmon filets
- Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
- In a large bowl, toss together the potatoes, oil, salt, and thyme until the potatoes are coated in all ingredients. Spread the potatoes in an even layer on the baking sheet and bake for about 20 minutes or until soft, stirring the potatoes about half way though.
- While the potatoes are cooking, line a baking sheet with foil and spray with nonstick spray. Keep the oven set to 400 degrees.
- In a small bowl, combine all the ingredients except the salmon, and mix well. Lay the salmon skin side down on the baking sheet and brush the curry mixture over top. Let sit for about 5 minutes and then bake the salmon for 10 to 15 or until the fish is flaky and firm. Serve with potatoes on the side.