Baked Salmon with Coconut Broth is Perfect for a Dinner Party

This Baked Salmon with Coconut Broth is so fantastic, it’s easy, fresh, flavorful, and has a great presentation to serve to guests.


Wouldn’t it be nice if we could find a food truck that cooked salmon like our little Asian restaurant up the street? You walk up, put in your order, and in 5 minutes have a meal like this?

I made this for dinner a few nights ago and WOWSA, it was delicious!

Look at the freshness of these ingredients (not all ingredients, but still so pretty!) I’m really wanting to get baby bok choy planted in our garden!

Baked Salmon with Coconut Broth

One thing I’ve noticed about really healthy eating is that it takes lots of prep work and time to make.

So you if you don’t have the right ingredients, or time, it’s easy to reach for the wrong foods.

Baked Salmon with Coconut Broth

We’ve been on a roll in our kitchen as of late, in trying the whole recipes. Many of you follow me on Instagram and have been seeing these little snippets of deliciousness. We’ll be able to pull the vegetables from our garden here in a few months for many of these recipes, and I can’t be more pleased. My husband works hard in the garden and he loves it when he sees his hours of work go into delicious recipes.

This one is so fantastic, I’m saving it to make for dinner guests this summer. I love everything about it. The look. The flavor. The presentation. All you have to do is get your prep work done with all the chopping, make the coconut sauce, and then pop the salmon in the oven while you sauté the veggies!

All dinner party qualities that I look for in a main dish to serve to my guests!

Now to plan the party … :)

Do you have any dinner parties on your calendar and, if so, what do you plan to cook as the main dish?

Happy Weekend, Friends!

Baked Salmon with Coconut Broth |

Baked Salmon with Coconut Broth

Yield: 2

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 25 minutes

Total Time: 45 minutes

Adapted from website. Double the recipe for company!


  • 1 smashed clove garlic
  • 1/2 thinly sliced small red chile
  • 1 chopped stalk lemongrass (outer layers removed)
  • 1/2 cup organic stock
  • 1 cup light coconut milk
  • Two 5-oz skinless filets wild salmon
  • 2 Tbsp extra-virgin olive oil, divided
  • Coarse salt
  • 1/2 sliced red onion
  • 1 cup thinly sliced carrots
  • 1 sliced head baby bok choy
  • 1 cup cooked brown rice, divided
  • Sliced scallion, for garnish
  • Lemon, for garnish (or lime)


  1. In a small pot, bring garlic, chile, lemongrass, broth, and coconut milk to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer until fragrant, about 20 minutes. Strain; discard solids. Keep warm.
  2. Heat oven to 375 degrees. Rub salmon with 1 Tbsp olive oil and season with salt. Bake until just cooked through, about 10 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile, heat 1 Tbsp oil in a skillet over medium-high heat. Add onion, carrots, and bok choy and cook, stirring, until tender, about 5 minutes.
  4. For each serving, top 1/2 cup cooked brown rice with salmon fillet and vegetables. Ladle with broth, garnish with scallion, and squeeze with lime.
  5. TIP: Refrigerate fish and broth in an airtight container up to one day.

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15 Responses to “Baked Salmon with Coconut Broth is Perfect for a Dinner Party”

  1. #
    Lori H — April 19, 2013 @ 4:35 am

    Looks so yummy, I pinned it!

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    Pamela @ Brooklyn Farm Girl — April 19, 2013 @ 5:49 am

    I love salmon, unfortunately my other half does not, so I’m going to save this recipe and make it a night when he’s out with the boys. He’s going to be SO JEALOUS!

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    Cassie | Bake Your Day — April 19, 2013 @ 6:29 am

    Salmon in coconut broth is a great idea. Sounds so amazing!

  4. #
    Heather || Heather's Dish — April 19, 2013 @ 6:31 am

    No dinner parties coming up for this gal, but I LOVE this recipe! And I love how you can just see the freshness in those bright colors!

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    Stephanie @ Girl Versus Dough — April 19, 2013 @ 7:14 am

    You are my HERO. Because I have a small dinner party planned for this weekend and I had no idea what to make as the main dish. Problem now solved. :)

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    Donna O. — April 19, 2013 @ 7:53 am

    Um. Yum….! I’ve never thought of salmon with coconut milk. Thanks for that! I do believe I’ll make that this week. Sounds heavenly!

  7. #
    Heather | Farmgirl Gourmet — April 19, 2013 @ 9:43 am

    Wow…I drooled. Seriously. That looks insanely good.

  8. #
    Brenda @ a farmgirl's dabbles — April 19, 2013 @ 12:04 pm

    Put anything in coconut broth and I’m good, but this looks especially fabulous!

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    Aggie — April 19, 2013 @ 2:03 pm

    I’m loving all the healthy meals you’ve been making lately Sandy! This looks fantastic, the colors and ingredients are beautiful. And so true, it’s a lot of work to cook healthy, as far as prep goes…but you are totally in a rhythm! I love bok choy, don’t cook it enough.

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    Miss @ Miss in the Kitchen — April 19, 2013 @ 4:35 pm

    This looks totally amazing! I have a bunch of salmon in the freezer and will have to try this out!

  11. #
    Heidi @foodiecrush — April 19, 2013 @ 4:48 pm

    I saw this on instagram and it looked so good then, even better now! Love Whole Living and I too can’t wait for fresh veggies steps from my front door!

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    Nadine — April 20, 2013 @ 7:12 am

    That looks so yummy. I love that you can print the recipes so easily. Thank you for sharing.

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    Shaina — April 23, 2013 @ 8:22 am

    Gorgeous piece of fish. We adore salmon. I can’t wait to try this.


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