One-Pan Curly Kale With Salmon And Chilli


Curly Kale with Salmon and Chilli

Updated post.

Adored by the likes of Beyonce and Victoria Beckham, Kale is a foodie fave du jour. Rumour has it even McDonalds is ‘lovin’ it’ and plans to add kale to its menu in the not too distant future (McKale perhaps..?).

One of the healthiest vegetables around, it provides a day’s recommended daily intake of vitamin C, twice the recommended allowance of vitamin A, and 1000% more vitamin K than spinach! Kale is packed full of minerals, healthy fatty acids and it’s only around 35 calories per serving! Impressive huh?!

It is also extremely versatile and can be enjoyed in soups, juices, stir frys and stews, whilst baked kale chips are one of mine and the boy’s favourite snacks (I promise I’ll post my recipe on here soon).

Food fads come and go but with such impressive health benefits, I predict the kale craze is here to stay. And if its good enough for Queen Bey and Lady Beckham, it’s good enough for me.

I wanted to share my recipe for curly kale with salmon and chilli.

Curly Kale with Salmon and Chilli


  • 2 tbsp coconut oil
  • 1/2 red onion, diced
  • 1-2 medium red chillies, deseeded and thinly chopped
  • 2 cloves of crushed garlic
  • 175-200g/6-8oz pieces of thick salmon fillet.
  • sea salt and pepper
  • 350g of curly kale
  • 2 tbsp of soy sauce
  • 1 lemon
  • drizzle virgin olive oil to serve


Heat the coconut oil in a large pan or wok on a medium heat until simmering. Sauté the red onion, garlic and chillies on a medium heat for 1-2 minute until garlic is golden and onions are soft. Add your kale at this point too.

Rub the salmon with the coconut oil, salt and pepper. Add to the pan. Pan-roast for around 6 – 8 minutes depending on how cooked through you like your salmon.

Add the kale to the pan. You can blanche beforehand but I don’t. I add a little water or vegetable stock to help it cook quicker.

Remove from heat and serve As with all fish, I like to drizzle with a little olive oil and serve with a squeeze of fresh lemon too.


Curly Kale with Salmon and Chilli

Have you cooked with kale yet?


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75 Responses

  1. Sarah-Jane K

    Hey, thanks for hosting again. I’ve never actually tried Kale before but it does look lovely … Might need to pop it in my basket next time i’m shopping 🙂 xxx

  2. Emma

    I had a great Kale salad in USA but apart from that it’s not something I’ve really eaten. They grow it in the field in front of our house so I should probably just grab a handful and try experimenting!

  3. Mel

    Oh that looks nice and healthy! I love salmon but I have never tried pan-fried kale before. Must try! x

  4. Ness

    I’ve never been a fan of spinach as it loses its shape and goes so limp once cooked. The kale looks fabulous though and the colour is superb against the salmon.

    • honestmum

      This definitely holds its shape better and I think of it as sort of a cross between spinach and cabbage really x

  5. Villa Pia

    How utterly delicious and simple to make, love it! Always looking for new ways to prepare salmon so will give this a try for sure.

  6. kerri-ann

    Wow this looks delicious. I have never tried kale. It is on the list. Will add this to our food planner! #TastyTuesdays

  7. Californian Mum in London

    Ooh, looks delicious. I make salmon once a week so it’s always good to know a new way to make it. I’ve been meaning to try kale but have been a bit scared. Will give it a go soon! #tastytuesdays

    • honestmum

      Oh no, my kids really love it. My eldest is fussy with other vegetables though, so far only cucumber, carrots and sweetcorn along with kale, the youngest eats everything, literally x

  8. Laura

    I’ve never actually tried kale (how bad is that?!). I might just have to give this recipe a go! x

    • honestmum

      It’s delicious, especially drizzled in olive oil and lemon or soya sauce and sesame oil- you will love it Laura x

  9. Rachel

    I’m firmly part of the kale craze too! This looks delicious. I have struggled to convince the kids to eat it as much as I do but the flavours in this sound lovely. Will definitely give it a try.

  10. jenny

    Oh this looks so very tasty indeed! I am bookmarking and trying out pronto. Thanks for hosting my lovely.

  11. Fionnuala

    So glad you posted this Vicki. Just ten minutes ago I said to my son I’ll get salmon for lunch and I was just trying to decide how to prepare it. Now I know.


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