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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.

 

Alaskan Cod with Spaghetti and Arugula

January 27, 2010

Alaskan Cod with Spaghetti and Arugula This meal is ideal to if you are trying to be healthy for the new year. I recently wrote and article for the New York Times Local blog and featured this recipe. I was trying to follow a few new eating habits for the New Year and this recipe was a fabulous way to begin.

I tried using brown rice pasta for the first time and it was a big hit. The consistency is a bit different- it is much softer, mushier and so you have to be careful while cooking. You need to use ample water when cooking the pasta. My husband and daughter were thrilled to eat this spaghetti. I thought the taste was different and I have to say, I missed the ‘pasta’ taste but since I had covered the pasta with some delicious homemade tomato sauce- it was just fine.

The mound of pesto covered arugula was a genius idea- yes I am not very modest… Anyway, the greens on top of the pasta looked beautiful and tasted even better. Since arugula is tough enough to be cooked, I placed the simply cooked piece of fish right on top. It looked like a fancy meal served at an expensive restaurant.

I was very pleased with myself. The best part was that I didn’t feel grossly full after eating the meal. I skipped the wine and had a glass of water.

Try the sauteed cod with the brown rice pasta with healthy arugula on top- it is outstanding.

  • 3 to 4 cod fillets, about 5 ounces each
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

Heat the olive oil in a wide, non-stick frying pan. Add the fish filets and sprinkle salt and pepper. Cook 3 to 4 minutes on each side on high heat or, till the fish is opaque and flaky. Keep warm.

  • Half pound brown rice spaghetti, cooked al dente
  • 2 cups fresh or store bought tomato sauce
  • Heat the tomato sauce in a wide saucepan. Add the cooked pasta in the sauce and mix well. Keep warm.
  • 3 to 4 cups fresh arugula (depending on how many fish filets you have)
  • 4 tablespoons basil pesto
  • 1/3 cup pecorino romano cheese, grated (with a vegetable peeler)

Add the arugula in medium bowl. Add the pesto and mix well. Sprinkle with the cheese.

Serve the dish by placing a serving of spaghetti in a wide bowl. Top the pasta with a cup of arugula mixed with pesto and cheese. Then, top with the cod fillet.

Bulgur Wheat Salad with Tomatoes and Roasted Corn served with Roasted Cod

July 5, 2009

Bulgur Wheat Salad This was my first time using bulgur wheat. For a while I wasn’t sure how to use this particular ingredient. I love it in tabbouleh- the Middle Eastern dish with lots of parsley, mint, tomatoes and cucumbers. It goes really well with a gyro or a falafel. The texture is very similar to couscous- and I think that is why I like it so much. I normally buy bulgur wheat salad at the Whole Foods salad bar- not really sure why I have never attempted to make it at home before.

A few days ago I was watching food television and saw someone using bulgur wheat and making something similar to tabbouleh. It looked really easy and delicious! I started researching online for exact cooking directions- turns out- everyone has their own way of cooking bulgur wheat. It’s very strange but each recipe I looked at, I saw different quantities of liquid being used to cook the wheat. After looking online for a good hour, I came up with my own measurements. I decided on 3/4 cup of bulgur wheat cooked in 1 cup chicken broth. I also noticed most recipes flavored the cooking liquid. I was already using flavorful chicken broth but decided to add to it even more. I added lemon juice, salt, olive oil and smoked paprika. The reason I used smoked paprika was because I wanted to give this dish a south western/spanish flavor. I was planning on serving this as a side dish with pan roasted cod topped with the tomatillo mango sauce I had left over. The extra flavor in the chicken broth made a huge difference- it added a nice tang and smokiness. I then added some cut up cherry tomatoes and green onions with roasted corn. I got fresh mint and cilantro from my herb garden and finished the dish off with a bit more salt. It was very refreshing- perfect for the summer months and best of all- very easy to make. This particular recipe was a side dish with the fish, but I think next time I will also add a protein in the salad to make it a complete meal- maybe some leftover chicken, shrimp or even cheese- and of course I will wash it down with my favorite summer drink, a Malbec Rose.

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