About 1 cup unsweetened coconut milk
About 1/3 cup freshly squeezed orange juice
1 tsp grated orange zest
2 tbsp Thai fish sauce
1 to 3 tsp Asian chile sauce, depending on how hot you like it.
1 clove garlic, minced
2 tbsp minced fresh ginger
2 tbsp chopped fresh mint
2 tbsp chopped cilantro sprigs
4 (6 oz) salmon fillets, skinned, pin bones removed
In a saucepan just large enough to hold the fish, combine the coconut milk, orange juice, orange zest, fish sauce, chile sauce, garlic, ginger, mint and cilantro and mix well.
Add the fish and make sure it is submerged. If it is not submerged, add equal amounts of coconut milk and orange.
Place the saucepan over medium heat and bring to a very low simmer. Cover the pan and decrease the heat to low. Cook for 6 to 8 minutes.
If the fish does not flake when prodded with a fork, cover the pan and simmer for 2 minutes more.
(If the fish is not submerged, turn the fish over after 5 minutes of cooking).
Gently remove the fish and place in dinner bowls or plates. Spoon the sauce around the sides and serve at once with some plain steamed rice, steamed snap peas and a wedge of lime.