Weeknight dinners just got a whole lot better with this one-pan coconut lime salmon recipe! It’s creamy, flavorful, and bursting with delicious sweet & zesty flavor. Serve it over rice with your favorite side of veggies for a well-rounded dinner.
Coconut lime salmon
If you’ve been following me for a while, you know that I’m all about simple, healthy weeknight meals. I’ve been trying to come up with recipes that are easy to make, come together within 30 minutes, and taste fancier than they actually are.
This coconut lime salmon is the dish to make when you’re looking for just that! It comes together so quickly, and tastes out of this world!
Creamy coconut sauce
The creamy coconut sauce is made from just a few basic ingredients like coconut milk, shallots, garlic, and fresh lime juice. It’s thickened with tapioca flour to get it nice and creamy.
Pan searing the salmon first is key to getting the fish crispy. The trick to getting flakey salmon is to sear it on high heat for just a couple of minutes, then continue cooking it in the sauce.
Serve it with fluffy rice and a side of veggies for a simple, well rounded meal during the week. Did I mention its a one-pan meal?
How to make coconut lime salmon
Here’s what you’ll need to make coconut lime salmon:
- fresh, skinless salmon
- avocado oil, to sear the salmon
- coconut milk- I prefer using a full-fat coconut milk for this recipe
- shallots, garlic and ginger for some flavorful aromatics
- fresh lime juice + zest
- tapioca flour, to help thicken the sauce
Sear the salmon: sear the salmon on a hot skillet to brown both sides
Cook the sauce: remove the salmon from the pan and cook the coconut sauce with your canned coconut milk, aromatics, lime juice and spices. Add the tapioca flour until and cook it until it thickens.
Finish cooking the salmon: once the sauce is thick, add your salmon back in to continue cooking it through.
Garnish and serve: garnish with fresh cilantro and zested lime!
This salmon just melts in your mouth, and is bursting with delicious sweet & zesty flavor. I bet this would even taste good with chicken instead of fish if you needed to change up the protein.
Coconut lime salmon is a flavor-packed simple weeknight meal to incorporate into your dinner rotation. It comes together in less than 30 minutes, and requires only 1 pan!
I can’t wait for you guys to try it 🙂