Veg curry and salmon

Sometimes I like to see what I can find in my fridge and cook something from that. Last weekend we picked the last of the butternut squashes, I still  have a few to go so that was a given to use. I also picked other produce from the allotment, cavolo nero, spinach, runner beans and some herbs that made it through the first frost. Looking at my ingredients and what else I had in the fridge I decided to make a veg curry to go with my salmon. I love currys and stews when it is getting colder outside , they are so wholesome and warming! This is also quite low in fat and it is possible to use any veg you have at home! This is what I used.

Veg curry

  • Cavolo Nero, washed and sliced 
  • Butternut squash, 1 small peeled and diced 
  • Carrot, peeled and chopped 
  • Celery, 1 stick sliced 
  • Runner beans, de stringed and sliced 
  • Onion, diced 
  • 1 bayleaf
  • Leek, sliced
  • Garlic cloves, 3 crushed and chopped
  • Cinnamon
  • Cayenne pepper 
  • Black mustard seeds 
  • Coriander seeds
  • Pepper corns, black and green 
  • Salt 
  • Water 
  • Oil 
  • 1 can of yellow pomodori tomatoes


  • Spinach
  • Spring onion, sliced 

The veg

Heat the oil in a pan and add the spices, when the mustard seeds start to pop add the vegetables and let brown slightly, add the tomatoes and about half a can of water, let it simmer for about 30 minutes and taste. You can let it simmer for a little longer if you wish and if there is too much liquid thicken with a little corn starch. When it is about 5 minutes left add the shredded spinach and the spring onion and the curry is ready when the spinach is wilted.

Whilst the curry is simmering add salt and pepper to the salmon, I bought a loin of salmon, it cooks quick and easy and goes very well with most things, but it was very nice with the curry. I pan fried it to get that crispy texture and garnished with parsley and chives. It was a great way to cook a quite healthy dinner, perfect weeknight food!

2 Responses to “Veg curry and salmon”
  1. Meals like this are the best! Using up all sorts of bits and even better that you picked them yourself! It sounds great.

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