Preheat the oven to 180°C and line a baking tray with baking paper.
Place the salmon on the prepared baking tray, season well with salt and pepper and bake for 10–12 minutes, or until the flesh is opaque and breaks apart into flakes when pressed with a fork. Cover with foil and set aside to rest.
Meanwhile, heat the coconut oil in a saucepan over medium heat. Add the onion, garlic and chilli and cook, stirring, for 1 minute, then add the curry paste and stir for another minute until you start to smell a lovely aroma as the spices cook off. Add the coconut aminos or nectar, peanut butter and coconut milk to the pan and bring to a simmer, then reduce the heat to low and cook, stirring occasionally, for 6–8 minutes, or until thickened and reduced.
To make the cucumber and herb salad, toss the cucumber, coriander, shallot and chilli together in a bowl. In a separate small bowl, whisk together the apple cider vinegar, coconut aminos or nectar, fish sauce, lime zest and juice. Season the dressing with salt and pepper to taste, then pour over the salad ingredients and toss together well.
Transfer the salmon to a serving platter, spoon over the cucumber and herb salad and sprinkle over the peanuts, shredded coconut and coriander leaves. Serve alongside the warm satay sauce.
Recipes and images extracted from Smart Carbs by Luke Hines, published by Plum, RRP $39.99. Available in all good book stores.
Luke Hines, The Clean Living Cook, is all about celebrating real food, that tastes phenomenal! And he believes it should be something everyone can enjoy by making it fun, sustainable and delicious. With his down to earth, back to basics approach, his background in health and fitness combined with his successful stint as a finalist on My Kitchen Rules, have married perfectly to create a strong health and wellness profile on TV, print and publishing.
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