Curried Salmon Bake Recipe -
Curried Salmon Bake Recipe
  • READY IN 40 mins

Curried Salmon Bake

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"Only three ingredients provide moist salmon fillets bursting with flavor! Wonderful garnished with basil leaves and served with Naan bread and steamed Jasmine rice. Also delicious substituting ahi (tuna), monkfish, or other firm white fish such as halibut, swordfish, or snapper."

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Original recipe makes 4 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    25 mins

    40 mins


  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). Coat a baking sheet with cooking spray.
  2. In a bowl, mix the sour cream and curry paste. Spread the bottom of each salmon fillet with 1 tablespoon sour cream mixture, and arrange the fillets on the prepared baking sheet. Top fillets with remaining sour cream mixture.
  3. Bake 25 minutes in the preheated oven, or until the salmon flakes easily with a fork.
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  • Tip
  • Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.

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Most Helpful Positive Review
Nov 26, 2007

My husband and I love this recipe. For two salmon pieces, I use 1/2 cup sour cream AT LEAST 1 1/2 tsp of curry powder and I add maybe 1/8 tsp of coriander to add a zing. Really, I just keep adding the spices 'til it tastes good! Put a piece of tin foil on the baking sheet to reduce clean up.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Nov 14, 2005

A little bland for me. I will try this again since it's so simple and quick (took less than 5 min prep time) but will give a good, tart plain yoghurt a try instead of the sour cream. That should go nicely with the curry.


61 Ratings

Apr 24, 2006

Very quick,easy and delicious. I didn't have sour cream so I substitued mayo and added some garlic powder to the curry. A squeeze of lemon completes the fish..will make again.

May 22, 2012

This recipe is wonderful. I add a lot more curry powder than it calls for (approx. a quarter cup) and I add some garlic powder to the mix. It is very moist and flavorful!UPDATE: Added thin sliced onions (about a half cup) and Cyenne pepper to the mix. Oh yummo! :)

Apr 11, 2008

I had a leftover bottle of green curry paste and a can of coconut milk, so I figured why not? I doubled the amount of curry paste, added some garlic powder and lime juice and mixed it all in with the coconut milk. I decided to marinate the salmon in it for about two hours prior, and I ended up baking it with all the marinade poured on. Ended up with a wonderful flavor, and I was super-pleased that it came from such a simple recipe. 4/5 only because I ended up substituting a major ingredient; I have no idea how this tastes with sour cream.

Nov 15, 2007

I made this tonite. Wow! Was this ever good. When i went to the store they had red, yellow, and green curry paste..I chose the red. I added some crushed garlic and a little pepper, and a squirt of lemon when the fish came out of the oven. Served with brown Basmati rice, carrots, and broccoli. Simple and good and healthy. The house still smells great. Thanks!

Jan 15, 2012

First of call, thank you to the 1,300 plus members who have saved this recipe, and for those who have taken the time to recreate and review. Here is a bit of clarifying information re some differences between curry 'paste' which my recipe calls for, and curry 'powder'. I created this very simple recipe using Yellow Curry Paste. The brand name I prefer is Mae Ploy, a well-known Thai brand. Here is the ingredients list: Garlic, lemongrass, shot, dried red chile, salt, galanga, cumin, cinnamon, star anise, tumeric, kaffir lime peep and coriander seed. On the other hand, a typical curry powder, McCormick's is the most widely used one here in the U.S. contains: Coriander, fenugreek, tumeric, cumin, black pepper, bay leaves, celery seed, nutmeg, cloves, onion, redd pepper and ginger. Very different products, and like apples to oranges when comparing the 'right' amount to use. McCormick suggests 2 teaspoons for a standard 4 serving recipe as a jumping off point, however this particular recipe was not formulated using the quite different tasting powder. Call it a pet peeve, but I will never down-rate a recipe as being 'too mild' or 'too plain' or 'not enough flavor/heat etc' when substitutions have been made, as in the case of paste vs powder. Yogurt is a great sub for the sour cream, and I have made it with both regular and lowfat sour cream as well as lowfat plain (regular and Greek) yogurt and found it quite good. Hopefully this claification will be of help!

Mar 02, 2010

I loved it! plus it's easy and fairly quick. My wife liked it but was less enthusiastic than I. As a beginning cook, I don't know what curry paste is. So I followed other suggestions and used curry powder. Ended up using 2 tsp for 1 cup sour cream. That was just the exact ratio for me, but a little bit strong for my wife.


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  • Calories
  • 394 kcal
  • 20%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 2.6 g
  • < 1%
  • Cholesterol
  • 108 mg
  • 36%
  • Fat
  • 28.2 g
  • 43%
  • Fiber
  • 0 g
  • 0%
  • Protein
  • 30.8 g
  • 62%
  • Sodium
  • 134 mg
  • 5%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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