Monday, December 14, 2009

Spiced Fish Fry


Though I have been blogging for almost 5 months now, this is my first fish post. All of us in our family are mad about fish and no one has the patience to wait till I take the pictures. Well you wouldnt blame anyone when the fish looks that good and smells even better!

I have used the Indian mackerel or Rastrelliger kanagurta, our family favourite. I was delighted to find eggs in one of them and managed to extract them intact.


fish eggs
Ingredients-
Marinade
3 large Indian mackerels
1/4tsp ground tumeric
1/4tsp ground red chilli
1/4tsp ground coriander
1tsps ginger-garlic paste
juice of 1/2 lemon
freshly ground pepper
salt to taste

For frying
Semolina
oil

marinated mackerels
Preparation-
  • Wash clean and pat dry the mackerels.
  • Make diagonal slits on each on both sides.
  • Mix all the marinade ingredients except pepper and apply on the fish. Sprinkle freshly ground pepper over the fish on both sides and leave to marinate at least an hour.
  • Roll the fish in semolina and fry crisp in oil on both sides.
  • Serve hot with tartar sauce.
What is your favourite fish that you love to fry? Do share.

10 comments:

  1. So...did you do anything with the fish eggs?

    If I had to select one fish that I love to fry it would be catfish.

    Regards,
    CCR
    =:~)

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  2. Chef,
    The fish eggs is right there next to the fish, I marinated them and fried them as well.

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  3. Love these fried fish. I used to eat a lot of these in my younger days. It has a lot of small bones. If I cook them now I'll have to eat alone cos my girls will not eat fish with lots of small bones. I should do that one day....no one to fight with...haha. Oooooh....I love fried fish eggs. We fought over that when we were young :)

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  4. oh that marinade sounds wonderful!

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  5. Well done! This post looks fabulous. I can almost taste the fish.

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  6. That fish looks delectable, especially with the fresh lime juice, will be heavenly if there's some sambal to go with it.

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  7. Just exactly what was Cheah mentioned about having it with sambal & lime juice, totally amazing! This kind of fishes, we calling it 'kuning' and another one almost the same call 'kembong'!

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  8. Oh so yummmmmmmmmmmmy licious . like it .

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  9. Hey Cheah and Kristy,
    I've never heard of sambal before. Good to know that.

    Jenny,
    Good to see you!

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