Salmon with Coconut-Saffron Sauce

Salmon with Coconut-Saffron Sauce

I made this tasty recipe for my sister last week. She is a huge seafood fan, so I am trying to cook a lot of the food that she likes while she is visiting. We both love salmon very much and I wanted to make something different and special for her and that is how this Salmon with Coconut-Saffron Sauce was born!

It was fantastic guys…the coconut and saffron together is a marriage made in heaven and the saffron gives this dish a beautiful color too.

Buen provecho!



(4 Servings)


  • 2 lb salmon fillets
  • Olive oil
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon groun cumin
  • Coconut-Saffron Sauce

  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1/4 cup chopped onion
  • 1 garlic clove, finely chopped
  • 1 chicken or vegetable bouillon tablet
  • 2 cups coconut milk
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • Large pinch saffron


  1. Preheat the oven to 400° F.
  2. Place the salmon fillets in a large baking dish. Drizzle olive oil and season each fillet with cumin, salt and pepper.
  3. Place the baking dish in the oven and bake for 15 to 20 minutes or until the salmon is cooked through.
  4. While the fish is cooking make the sauce:In a medium saucepan melt the butter.
  5. Add the onions and cook for 3 minutes, stirring often. Add the garlic and cook for 1 more minute.
  6. Add the coconut milk, heavy cream, saffron and chicken bouillon.Bring to a boil, then reduce the heat to low and let it simmer for about 10 minutes stirring occasionally.
  7. Spoon sauce over the salmon fillets and serve warm.
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  1. says

    Wow!! that sauce looks incredible! Cant believe its so easy to make. Very clever indeed! love the way you served asparagus with it too!!

  2. says

    We love salmon and this dish looks so gorgeous! The colors are amazing, I would just want to sit and look at it! lol! I am definitely going to bookmark this one and make it soon! Thanks!

  3. says

    Erica, thank you so much for sharing this recipe, I love salmon and I am always looking for different recipes…love the sauce on it…must taste very yummie :-)

  4. Sandra G says

    Wow I just got some saffron from my sister’s trip to Spain, now I use for something else other than a paella! thanks.

  5. says

    Wow the colors just pop – the salmon color of the well, salmon, the bright yellow of the saffron and the lovely green of that gorgeous asparagus. They say to try to eat from all the colors and this dish covers several in one go. What a yummy looking meal.

  6. says

    Ooooh,….aaaaaah,….oooh,…I am truly gobsmacked by this fantastic looking dish!! Just look at those radiant colours!

    Aaaaah,…I am in heaven now!

  7. says

    I eat salmon almost every week and I’m always looking for new ways to make it! Thanks for sharing, I’ll definitely be making this! :)

  8. Pilar says

    Hi Erica,
    I made your recipe this weekend and it was a huge success. I tweaked it a little and thought you might like to hear about it. I didn’t season the salmon with cumin, but just plain salt, pepper and olive oil. Instead of onions I used scallions and also added some peeled, chopped (big pieces) tomato. I also sprinkled some Italian parsley before serving.

  9. carol says

    Erica i made this dish last night and my husband and i love it!!!! The sauce was so good!!!! Thank you!!!

  10. Carlos says

    Erica this recipe is just excellent!!!!!, I made it today and everybody loved it, simple tasty and colorful. We love your salmon recipes and I hope your sister visits you frequently, :-))
    For sure I will do it again soon.
    Thank you for sharing your recipes, your site is one of my references for cooking.

  11. Morgan says

    I never leave reviews but felt the need to do so because this recipe is beyond a home run. I typically modify recipes but it’s sheer perfection followed exactly as is. Simply stunning and that sauce is magical.


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