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Coconut Salmon Kedgeree

Serves 8.


    A mishmash of Anglo-Indian dishes, kedgeree traditionally uses smoked haddock and boiled rice. This version has a West Coast twist with both smoked and grilled salmon. There are a lot of elements to the dish, so many hands make light work.


    Coconut Salmon Kedgeree


    • 1 orange
    • 1 - 16 oz (450 g) wild salmon fillet
    • 1 Tbsp (15 mL) balsamic vinegar
    • 2 tsp (10 mL) ground cumin
    • 1/2 tsp (2 mL) sea salt (optional)
    • 2 Tbsp (30 mL) unsalted butter
    • 1 large onion, minced
    • 1 - 14 oz (400 mL) can light coconut milk
    • 3 cups (750 mL) water
    • 2 cups (500 mL) brown basmati rice
    • 2 Tbsp (30 mL) hot curry powder
    • 1 tsp (5 mL) ground turmeric
    • 6 oz (170 g) smoked or candied fish, flaked
    • 1 cup (250 mL) frozen peas
    • 1/3 cup (80 mL) finely chopped cilantro or basil
    • 4 hard-cooked organic eggs, quartered


    Per serving:

    • calories492
    • protein25g
    • fat24g
      • saturated fat14g
      • trans fat0g
    • carbohydrates46g
      • sugars6g
      • fibre4g
    • sodium259mg



    Finely grate 2 tsp (10 mL) orange peel over salmon. Squeeze juice from orange into small bowl and whisk in vinegar, cumin, and salt, if desired. Drizzle over salmon. Set aside until ready to grill. If making ahead, cover and refrigerate overnight.


    Melt butter in large saucepan over medium heat. Add onion and season with salt, if desired. Sauteu0301 until soft, 6 to 8 minutes.


    Pour coconut milk into large measuring cup. Whisk in enough water to measure 3 1/2 cups (850 mL). Add rice to saucepan, and then sprinkle with curry and turmeric. Pour in coconut mixture and stir to mix. Increase heat to high and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium low, and then cover and simmer until liquid is completely absorbed and rice is tender, about 45 minutes.


    Meanwhile, preheat barbecue to medium high. Place salmon skin-side down on grill. Barbecue with lid closed, until knife tip inserted in thickest part of fillet comes out warm, about 8 minutes. Let stand for 5 minutes, then break fillet into smaller pieces.


    Once rice is cooked, remove from heat and let stand for 10 minutes. Turn into large serving bowl and stir in smoked fish, peas, and cilantro. Top with warm salmon and eggs.


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