Friday, August 7, 2009

Fried Tenggiri Fish Slices

The best part about a banana-leaf meal to me is the freshly fried tenggiri (spanish mackerel) fish. I mean that with white rice soaked in some curry and some vege to go with is really just heavenly.

I find marinating and frying tenggiri fish at home really quite simple. I actually got this recipe from the Periplus Mini Cook Books series entitled Homestyle Indian Cooking. However I found it too elaborate. I mean I looked at the recipe and was like 'Seriously! You mean all those years ago, my mum did all this before frying the fish!'.
Anyways I found that with selected ingredients from the recipe the fish is great as it is.

So here goes:
4 tenggiri fish slices
1 1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon tumeric powder
1 1/2 tablespoon chilli powder
1 teaspoon fennel powder
Juice of one lime or if not, 2 tablespoon of tamarind water
1 sprig curry leaves finely chopped

Marinate for 30 mins before frying.

Heat enough oil to cover base of pan. Transfer fish slices to pan and cook over medium flame on both sides till fish is cooked and crisp on the outside.Use kitchen paper to blot off excess oil. Serve HOT.

~ There are simpler versions of this including just marinating it with salt and tumeric powder but I find the chilli powder and curry leaves really give it a kick~
Very the yum la...


wanda said...

I'm salivating just looking at the gorgeous fried fish...!!! Is that a sight or is that a sight.

Karen Joyce Basmayor said...

Excited to try this! Thanks for this!

Anonymous said...

It worked! Super easy to make! Even my fussy hubby liked it. Thank you so much

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