Monday, July 30, 2012

Char Grilled Pomfret

Pomfret is a fish that i haven't eaten ever but cook it a lot coz this is one of husbands favourite fish. You could just give him a pomfret fry and dal-rice and he would be a happy soul. But the creative bug in me dosent let me do so. I like to marinate the fish in some simple spices and then grill it most of the times. Here is the recipe for "Char grilled Pomfret " - ideally should be done on a coal grill but since that's not possible always i just bake it in an oven or you could simply shallow fry in a pan as i did today as i was super pressed for time.

Ingredients :

Pomfret fish - 2 whole fish

Spring onions - a handful chopped

Coriander leaves - a handful chopped

Tamarind paste - 1 tsp

Dry red chili - 2 nos

Garlic - 2-3 pods

Turmeric powder - 1tsp

Olive oil - 2 tbsp

Salt - to taste

Method :

Clean the fish ,make slits on both sides of the fish, rub salt and turmeric and keep aside for 5 mins.

For the marinade :

Grind together - spring onion, coriander leaves, dry red chillies, garlic, tamarind paste and 1 tbsp olive oil together into a coarse paste.

Marinate the fish in this mixture for half an hour.

Take a non stick pan , add 1 tbsp olive oil , once the oil heats up properly add the fish along with the marinade and fry evenly on both sides till the masala mixture gets a charred ( not burnt )texture.

Alternatively, grease a baking tray with olive oil and bake the fish at 250 C for half and hour.

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