Saturday, July 28, 2012

Spicy Oats Crusted Fish.

 To say my family loves fish is an understatement. We love fish in any form: Stewed fish, curried fish, fried fish, fish biryani, steamed name a few. I'm posting a baked fish recipe here. 
Memory Lane:
spicy baked salmon
Oats and Nuts crusted baked Salmon
My husband's home town is a seaport. My father in law was a merchant ship captain and their house was only a few miles from the beach. In the evenings we would pack some snacks and go to the beach. My daughter enjoyed watching the moored, colourful fishing boats in that harbor, all decked up and ready for their night fishing trip. It was a beautiful sight to watch. Lovely memories :)

fishing harbor
              salmon fillet - 5 ounce each  
2 tbs         oil
For marinade
1 tbs          olive oil
2 tsp          red chilli powder
1 tsp          cumin
1/2 tsp       coriander powder 
1/8 tsp       dill seed
2 tsp          lemon juice
1/2 tsp       ginger and garlic paste
salt to taste
make a marinade by combining the above ingredients.
For the crust:
1/4 cup      whole oats
1/4 cup      sliced almonds
1 tsp          chilli powder
1/8 tsp       salt
1 tbs          oil
2 tbs          mayonese or any creamy dip
Mix the above ingredients and keep it aside.
To garnish:
3 leaves           butter lettuce     
3 tbs                plain greek yogurt / fresh curd
1 tsp                powdered cumin seed
1                     tomato - small, thinly sliced (optional)   
1. Apply the marinade to the fish. Marinate it for at least 3 hours in the refrigerator.
2. Pre heat the oven to 350 degrees. Line a baking tray
with aluminum foil and drizzle 1 tsb oil over it.
indian spicy fish
Mayonnaise topped salmon
3. Place the fish on the baking tray, brush the top of each fillet with mayonnaise.
almonds and oats baked salmon
Oats and Nuts ....
4. Spoon the oats mixture over the mayonnaise and press it over the top of the fish, drizzle the remaining oil over the fish.
5. Bake it for 20 mins and lower the heat to 300 degrees for another 20 mins or till the fish is cooked through and the crust is slight brown and crispy.
Spicy Baked Salmon
Spicy Baked salmon
6. Keep1 lettuce leaf on a serving plate and  place 2 thinly sliced tomatoes on the leaf. Remove the fish from the baking sheet and place it on the lettuce and spoon 1 tbs of yogurt over fish and sprinkle cumin powder.

Thanks for taking the time to visit my blog. If you try this recipe,  feel free to comment, i love your feedback. Enjoy ur cooking! Hav a blessed day :)

1 comment:

Charmi Shah said...

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