Using Herbs and Spices


Asian Home Recipe

Spicy Baked Fish Recipe

Ingredients :

1 X 1 kg

1 tablespoon

3 cloves

1

1 teaspoon

1 teaspoon

1 cup

Whole fish

Finely chopped fresh ginger

Garlic, finely chopped

Fresh red chili, seeded and chopped

Ground cumin

Garam masala

Yoghurt

Salt and lemon juice

Fresh coriander leaves and red chilies to garnish

Method :
  • Buy the fish cleaned, scaled and with the head removed.

  • Wipe out cavity with kitchen paper dipped in coarse salt and wash well.

  • Rub inside cavity with a little salt and lemon juice.

  • Heat oil and gently fry ginger, garlic and chili until soft.

  • Add cumin and garam masala and fry for 2-3 minutes.

  • Remove from heat, stir into yoghurt and add salt to taste.

  • Dry fish on paper towel, make diagonal slits in the flesh on each side and put into a greased baking dish.

  • Spread the marinade on both sides of the fish and inside the cavity.

  • Leave to stand at room temperature for 30 minutes.

  • Then bake in a moderate oven 35 minutes or until flesh is white and opaque at the thickest portion.

  • Garnish with coriander leaves and chili.

  • Serve hot.

 

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