About the recipe:
Fish Fillets in A Spiced Marinade promise a culinary adventure that combines the freshness of fish with a medley of aromatic spices. This dish is a testament to the art of marination, ensuring each bite is an explosion of flavours. Perfectly balanced with salt, white vinegar, carom seeds, and an array of spices, these fillets are transformed into a crispy delight. Adding gram flour, ginger, garlic paste, and a touch of lemon juice creates a creamy batter that coats the fish, enhancing both texture and taste.
Why you will love this recipe:
Prepare to fall in love with the harmonious blend of spices and the crispy perfection of these Fish Fillets. The marinade infuses the fish with rich flavours and ensures a succulent and tender outcome. The dish celebrates simplicity and depth, making it a go-to for seafood enthusiasts and those new to the culinary world.
For a perfect result, ensure the fish is marinated for at least 1 to 2 hours, allowing the flavours to penetrate. The creamy batter should have a smooth consistency, achieved through thorough whisking. Shallow frying on medium heat guarantees a crisp and golden finish without compromising the juiciness of the fish.
While not tied to a specific region, this dish mirrors the global love for spiced and marinated seafood. It’s a versatile recipe that can be adapted to various cultural preferences, making it a delightful addition to any cuisine.
Serving and Storing Suggestions:
Serve the Fish Fillets hot, adorned with slices of cucumber, tomato, and lemon wedges—the crispy exterior contrasts beautifully with the freshness of the garnishes. Leftovers, if any, can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for a day without compromising the taste and texture.
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The combination of fish, Omega-3 fatty acids, and various spices offers a flavorful experience and potential health benefits. Omega-3 fatty acids contribute to heart health, making this dish a delicious and nutritious choice.
Fish Fillets in A Spiced Marinade
- 1 kg Fish (with or without bones)
- Salt for seasoning
- 1/4 cup White Vinegar
- 2 tsp Carom Seeds - 2 tsp
- 2/3 cup Flour (Gram)
- 1 1/2 tsp Red Chilli Powder
- 1 1/2 tsp Turmeric Powder
- 1 1/2 tsp White Pepper Powder
- 4 tbsp Ginger Paste
- 4 tbsp Garlic Paste
- 4 tbsp Lemon Juice
- 1 cup Oil
- 1 1/2 tsp Chaat Masala
- Clean, wash, and dry the fish.
- Prick each piece of fish with a sharp fork.
- Marinate the fish with salt and two-thirds of the vinegar; set aside for 1 to 2 hours.
- In a bowl, mix carom seeds, gram flour, red chilli powder, turmeric powder, white pepper powder, ginger paste, garlic paste, lemon juice, remaining vinegar, and salt. Whisk to a smooth batter.
- Coat each piece of fish with the batter and let it rest on a flat tray for 1 to 2 hours at room temperature.
- Heat oil in a heavy-bottomed pan.
- Shallow fry the fish on medium heat until crisp and golden.
- Drain excess oil on a kitchen towel and sprinkle chaat masala.
- Garnish with slices of cucumber, tomato, and lemon wedges.
- Serve hot.
Frequently Asked Questions:
Can I use boneless fish for this recipe?
Absolutely! Whether you prefer bone-in or boneless, the marinade works wonders for both. If you enjoyed this, you might also like our “Grilled Fish Tacos” for a different twist on seafood.
Can I prepare the marinade in advance?
Yes, you can! Prepare the marinade and store it in the refrigerator for up to a day. For the best results, ensure it reaches room temperature before coating the fish.
Can I bake the fish instead of frying for a healthier option?
Certainly! While frying adds a delightful crispiness, baking is a healthier alternative. Try our “Baked Lemon Herb Tilapia” for a similar flavour profile with less oil.
Is chaat masala necessary for garnishing?
Chaat masala adds a tangy kick, but if you don’t have it, a pinch of chat masala can be replaced with a squeeze of fresh lemon for a citrusy zing.
How long can I store the leftovers?
Leftovers can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for a day without compromising taste and texture. Reheat in the oven for a crispy finish.
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