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Slow Cooker Salmon Curry

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Just plain creamy and luscious, this aromatically spiced Salmon Curry is slow-cooker comfort food for me - I hope you find it to be your comfort food too. This is dairy free as I used coconut milk and there's no pre-prep involved - I just dumped all the ingredients into my AllClad slow cooker and went and ran some errands and came home to dinner!

Slow Cooker Salmon Curry

  • Yield: 6 servngs
  • Prep Time: 10 min
  • Cooking Time: 2 hr 30 min


  • 6 pieces salmon (without skin)
  • 1 onion chopped
  • 6 cloves garlc chopped
  • 2 teaspoons freshly grated ginger
  • 3 stalks celery chopped
  • 2 carrots chopped
  • 2 cans coconut milk (I used lite)
  • ½ cup vegetable stock
  • 1 12 ounce can tomato paste
  • 1 ½ teaspoons coriander
  • 1 ½ teaspoons cumin
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder (can reduce to ½ for a milder curry or eliminate entirely)
  • 2 teaspoons smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric
  • ½ teaspoon pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • chopped cilantro, parsley, and chili flakes to garnish


  1. Turn on slow cooker
  2. Pour in the 2 cans of coconut milk
  3. Dollop the tomato paste in (I did not mix this with the coconut milk - just dumped it in in spoonfuls)
  4. Add in vegetable stock
  5. Add in coriander, cumin, chili, turmeric and paprika
  6. Add in salt and pepper
  7. Stir the ingredients together well
  8. Place salmon pieces into the slow cooker - trying your best for them not to overlap
  9. Add in the onions, garlic, ginger, celery and carrots
  10. Put the lid on and set the timer for 2.75 hours on low (I used my AllClad slow cooker and set my timer for 4 hours as that was the lowest option for the low setting, but I turned it off at the 2 hours and 45 minutes mark)

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As a child, I grew up eating curry - vegetable curry, egg curry, chicken curry - you name it - I've probably had it in curry form - thanks to growing up in Sri Lanka. My favorite of all curries has always been fish curry - it didn't matter what the fish was. So, when I need something comforting these days, I tend to turn to fish curry. Warm, creamy, soul and tastebud satisfying fish curry. And that's what this salmon curry is - luscious, creamy, so incredibly aromatic and tasty - and it came together by throwing a bunch of ingredients into a slow cooker.


Lately life has been so hectic, but my slow cooker keeps me from picking up take out as in this case, I got home from work, dumped all the ingredients for this curry into my slow cooker - went and ran a bunch of errands and came home and dinner was waiting for me. No pre-cooking, just dump and 3 hours later - EAT! My daughter and I enjoyed this salmon with some cardamom and clove spiced saffron rice. I sure do hope you give this a try and maybe, just maybe it will be your comfort food too?


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