Tuesday, July 27, 2010
Masala Machli (Spicy Fish)
Get a healthy dose of omega 3 fatty acids from this delicious fish. Enjoy with freshly made white rice for a satisfying meal. You can use any fish for this preparation, I am using salmon here. The marinade is the most simplest in indian cooking, consisting of only four ingredients.
You will need:
1 salmon steak (1/2 lb)
For the marinade you will need:
1 1/2 tsp red chili powder
1/2 tsp tumeric
1 tsp ginger garlic paste
2 tsps mustard oil
It's the mustard oil which will give the fish a deep, smoky flavor. Combine dry ingredients, then add ginger garlic paste and mustard oil. Rub cleaned, and de-scaled salmon fillet with this. Let it marinate up to 4 hours in the fridge.
Heat a non stick pan on high. Coat the pan with a few droplets of oil. Place salmon fillet in pan and sear it for 2 minutes each side. Place heat on medium-low and continue cooking for 8 more minutes. Salmon is cooked when flesh turns light pink within. Enjoy with plain white rice or any accompaniment of your choice.