Thursday, July 17, 2008
This is one of the easiest fish recipes to make. I know fish is good for our health, and I try cooking fish at least twice a week nowadays. But there was a time I could not bring myself to eat them, up to the time I got married. Then one fine day my grandmother in law made a dish with fish flakes and lots of onion, garlic, spices and curry leaves. She tricked me into eating it and I devoured it thinking it was scrambled eggs in spices. It was so delicious that I kept bugging her for the recipe and to my surprise I saw FISH! as the main ingredient. That was when I got hooked to fish. There are many ways to cook this heavenly seafood, but today I made one of the easiest dish which can be eaten with white rice, and stir fried vegetables. Here's the recipe.
1 large pomfret ( ask your fish monger to cut them up )
1/2 tsp garlic paste
1 tsp chillie powder
1 tsp turmeric powder
juice of 1/2 a lime
2 stalk of curry leaves
oil for frying
1. Clean fish by washing it in salt water and turmeric.
2. Mix the chilli powder, turmeric powder, salt, garlic paste, with the lime juice.
3. Spread over the fish slices. Marinade for 15 minutes.
4. Just before frying pinch the curry leaves and sprinkle all over the fish. Now fry the fish in medium high heat till golden brown.
I use black pomfret because its firm flesh does not break during frying and the flesh also has a sweet taste.
Fish should be fried in medium high heat quickly so that you still retain the moisture and do not dry up the fish. Happy eating.