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Fish and Chips- My Way!

October 10, 2016

Who doesn’t like a delicious plate of fish and chips?? It was my first try making this delicious English classic. It was a great attempt.. and healthier too.  I made a very flavorful batter and made my delicious oven fries. I paired it with a healthy tartare sauce and minted mushy peas… recipes to follow..

  • 4 cod fish fillets
  • ½ teaspoon smoked paprika
  • Salt
  • ¼ cup plain flour

Sprinkle the fish with paprika and salt. Dredge with flour and keep aside.

  • ¾ cup plain flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup cilantro, chopped
  • 2 green onions, chopped
  • 1 small 8oz can club soda

Heat about 2 cups oil in a heavy saucepan.

Add the flour, baking soda, smoked paprika, salt, cilantro and green onions to a medium bowl. Slowly add the club soda, while whisking with a whisk until you have a thick coating batter- you may have about a bit of soda left over. Dip the fish fillets into the batter completely and immerse into the hot oil. Cook for 6 to 8 minutes, depending on thickness of the fish. Take out the fish in a paper towel lined platter. Serve with hot oven fries.

Oven Fries

  • 5 to 6 medium yellow potatoes, peeled and cut into small wedges

Transfer the wedges to a medium saucepan, cover with water. Bring to a boil and cook for a minute on a roaring boil. Drain the water and transfer wedges back to the saucepan and let them dry for ten minutes. Transfer to a lined cookie sheet.

  • 3 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons salt

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.

Drizzle the oil and salt all over the potatoes and toss well with fingers. Bake in the oven for 30 to 40 minutes or till the wedges are golden brown. Take out and check for seasonings. Serve hot with fish.

 

Cilantro Fried Fish with Oven Fries

August 17, 2015

This was an amazing dish- fish and chips Indian style. My daughter absolutely devoured it all…

  • 4 cod fish fillets
  • 2 teaspoons ground coriander
  • Salt
  • ¼ cup plain flour

Sprinkle the fish with coriander and salt. Dredge with flour and keep aside.

  • ¾ cup plain flour
  • 1 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 2 garlic cloves, grated
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup cilantro, chopped
  • 2 green onions, chopped
  • 1 small 8oz can club soda

Heat about 2 cups oil in a heavy saucepan.

Add the flour, coriander, garlic, salt, cilantro and green onions to a medium bowl. Slowly add the club soda, while whisking with a whisk until you have a thick coating batter- you may have about a bit of soda left over. Dip the fish fillets into the batter completely and immerse into the hot oil. Cook for 6 to 8 minutes, depending on thickness of the fish. Take out the fish in a paper towel lined platter. Serve with hot oven fries.

Tartar Sauce

  • 1 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons Greek yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon cilantro chutney
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon cilantro, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon green onions, chopped

Mix all the ingredients and serve with the hot fish.

Oven Fries

  • 5 to 6 medium yellow potatoes, peeled and cut into small wedges

Transfer the wedges to a medium saucepan, cover with water. Bring to a boil and cook for a minute on a roaring boil. Drain the water and transfer wedges back to the saucepan and let them dry for ten minutes. Transfer to a lined cookie sheet.

  • 3 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons salt

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.

Drizzle the oil and salt all over the potatoes and toss well with fingers. Bake in the oven for 30 to 40 minutes or till the wedges are golden brown. Take out and check for seasonings. Serve hot with fish.

 

Cinco de Mayo: Pomegranate Mojito

May 5, 2014

Pomegranate Mojitos

Another one for you…

Here is another delicious drink recipe courtesy of my dear husband. As I have mentioned before he is a great mixologist and our friends and family are very grateful recipients of his creative talent.

He made this drink for the barbecue we were having. I was making the lamb burgers paired with the carrot and potato salads.

The delicious drink is made with the usual white rum but in this one citrus white rum is used- it imparts a great lemony flavor. The other important flavor of course is the pomegranate liquor- the star ingredient. The tangy pomegranate flavor goes perfectly well in this delicious drink. It provides the right amount of sweetness.

Some ice and lots of fresh mint make this drink perfect. It is ideal for the summer months- especially for the upcoming long weekend.

Make this delicious drink and your guests may never leave the backyard…

  • 1 oz pomegranate liquor
  • 1 oz citrus white rum
  • ½ oz limejuice
  • ¾ oz simple syrup
  • 1 tablespoon fresh mint
  • 2 oz club soda
  • Ice

In a drink mixer, add the fresh mint and simple syrup. Muddle the mint with the back of a spatula. Add the pomegranate liquor, rum and limejuice. Shake well and pour into a glass full of ice. Add the club soda on top and serve.