This thai style salmon is oven baked to perfection in a delicious sauce with basil and chilli.
Gai pad krapow is a traditional thai dish made with chicken, basil and chilli. This version is made with salmon, and we think that the oily fish pairs very well with the bold thai flavours.
The traditional dish is stir friend, but this thai style salmon is oven baked. It’s easier, allows the salmon to cook more evenly and tastes better too.
Serve this dish with boiled jasmine rice, sliced cucumber and sliced tomato. This traditional dish is often served with a fried egg, so instead of boiled rice you could also try serving this salmon with egg fried rice.
As a variation, you could make this dish with another oily fish, such as mackerel, or even try it with white fish like monkfish or cod.
Ingredients for this Thai Style Salmon
- 800 g salmon fillet,
- 4 bird eye chillis
- 4 cloves garlic
- 2 tbsp soy sauce
- 6 tbsp oyster sauce
- 2 tbsp fish sauce
- 2 tsp brown sugar
- 3/4 cup chopped thai basil
- 1 tbsp sesame
How to Make This Dish
Begin by preheating your over to 200°C.
Now it’s time to make the sauce for your salmon! In a bowl, whisk together the fish sauce, sugar, oyster sauce and soy sauce, and then set aside.
Slice your garlic and chilli as finely as possible. Heat a large pan on a high heat with some sesame oil, and then fry the chilli and garlic until they are soft.
Pour the sauce mixture in to the pan and cook, stirring frequently for 1-2 minutes until slightly reduced. Then add the basil and cook for one minute. Take then pan off the heat and set aside.
In a large baking tray, lay the salmon skin side down. Pour the sauce over the salmon and then bake it for 10-15 minutes. Depending on the thickness of your salmon, it might take a little bit longer to cook. Serve immediately and enjoy!
Original recipe from nutritionist meets chef