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Indian Fish Curry

January 8, 2019

Fish Curry with Sole

This recipe is inspired by a bengali fish curry. It doesn’t have any tomatoes or yogurt as a base for the gravy. It is mostly flavored with spices including mustard seeds and onion seeds- which is one of my favorite combinations. It is quite simple and quick to make…

  • 2 pounds fish fillets, (any white fish will do)
  • Juice of one lemon
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric
  • 2 teaspoons salt

Marinate the fish fillets with the lemon juice, turmeric and salt.

  • 4 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 1 teaspoon mustard seeds
  • 2 teaspoons kalonji (onion seeds)
  • 2 tablespoons garlic, grated
  • 2 tablespoons ginger, grated
  • 2 medium yellow onions, chopped fine
  • 2 teaspoons coriander powder
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 2 cups water, fish or chicken broth
  • Salt

Heat a non stick pan with the 2 tablespoons coconut oil. Saute the fish pieces briefly on high heat. Keep aside. Add the leftover oil from the non-stick pan to a saucepan and add the remaining coconut oil. Heat the pan and add the mustard and onion seeds on medium heat. Saute for a minute. Add the garlic and ginger and sauté for 2 to 3 minutes. Add the onions, coriander powder and bay leaf. Saute for 4 to 5 minutes. Add the liquid and salt and bring to a boil. Add the fish pieces and simmer for a few minutes till the fish is cooked through but not over done. Check for seasonings and serve with rice.

Garlic Cilantro Shrimp

May 28, 2018

Garlic Cilantro Shrimp

I adapted this recipe from Saveur magazine. We had some friends over for a tapas party and I made this dish. It is a bit involved but so worth the extra work. The good thing is that the sauce can be prepared ahead of time. It worked out very well, as I was able to attend to my guests and cook the shrimp right before serving. Try this dish next time you want to have garlic shrimp.

  • 1 to 2 pounds medium shrimp, shelled and deveined
  • 1 to 2 teaspoons salt

Sprinkle the salt on the shrimp and let sit for 1 to 2 hours.

  • ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 3 garlic cloves, smashed
  • 2 two inch baguette slices
  • 4 garlic cloves, grated
  • ½ cup slivered, blanched almonds
  • ½ cup parsley, chopped
  • ½ cup cilantro, chopped
  • 2 cups fish stock (2 tablespoons separate)
  • 1 bay leaf
  • Salt

Add olive oil and garlic cloves to a medium saucepan and cook on medium heat for 3 to 4 minutes, making sure the garlic cloves don’t burn. Take out the garlic and discard. Turn the heat up and fry the bread slices 1 to 2 minutes on each side. Take out and place on a paper towel. Turn the heat off.
Transfer the fried slices, garlic, almonds, parsley, cilantro and 2 tablespoons of fish stock. Process till smooth.
Add the remaining fish stock to the garlic olive oil. Turn the heat on and bring to a boil. Add the bay leaf and cook for 5 to 7 minutes. Add the processed mixture and bring to a boil and cook on a simmer for 10 minutes. Add the shrimp and gently cook till they are cooked. Serve immediately.

Mexican Stew with Chicken and Shrimp

November 7, 2016

This is a yummy, one pot meal that is a bit reminiscent of a deconstructed paella… I have delicious sauce that I serve with yummy chicken and shrimp…

  • 2 cups tomato sauce, homemade or store bought (14 ounces can of tomato sauce)
  • 2 garlic cloves, peeled
  • 1 jalapeno chili, sliced in half and deseeded
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • ½ teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup fish stock
  • ½ cup heavy cream
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

Transfer the tomato sauce to a medium saucepan. Add the garlic, jalapeno, onion, nutmeg and salt. Bring to a boil and lower the heat to a simmer for 10 minutes or till the vegetables are soft. Transfer to a blender and add the fish stock and blend till smooth.

Heat the same saucepan with olive oil and add the tomato sauce and sauté for a minute. Turn heat lower and simmer, covered for 15 minutes, till the sauce is thickened. Add the heavy cream, mix well and check for seasonings. Keep aside.

  • 1 pound chicken thighs, skin off with the bone
  • 3 to 4 links chorizo, casings off and crumbled
  • 1 pound medium shrimp
  • 2 tablespoons extra light olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • Salt
  • 2 teaspoons cumin seeds, ground
  • 1 medium yellow onion, chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves, chopped

Heat a heavy saucepan with the olive oil and butter. Brown the chicken thighs on high heat on both sides, for about 3 to 4 minutes on each side. Sprinkle salt on both sides. Take the chicken out and add the chorizo and sauté on medium heat for 2 to 3 minutes. Add the cumin seeds, onion and garlic and sauté on medium heat for 2 to 3 minutes. Add the chicken back to the pan and the tomato sauce. Bring to a boil and simmer with the lid on for 20 minutes. Take the lid off and check for seasonings. Add the shrimp right before serving. Cook for 3 to 4 minutes making sure shrimp does not overcook. Serve with arugula rice.

 

Deconstructed Shrimp Enchiladas with Tomato Sauce

March 22, 2016

These are soooo good! I saw some chef make a version of these on The Chew… and it looked yummy.. and very interesting as she added nutmeg to the tomato sauce- not something I associate with Mexican cooking…. So, I tweaked it to my taste and came up with this version. They are easier than traditional enchiladas as there is no assembly requires.. just dip the tortillas in the sauce and add the filling, fold in half and serve!!! Definitely make yesterday’s slaw with them…

  • 2 cups tomato sauce, homemade or store bought (14 ounces can of tomato sauce)
  • 2 garlic cloves, peeled
  • 1 jalapeno chili, sliced in half and deseeded
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • ½ teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup fish stock
  • ½ cup heavy cream
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

Transfer the tomato sauce to a medium saucepan. Add the garlic, jalapeno, onion, nutmeg and salt. Bring to a boil and lower the heat to a simmer for 10 minutes or till the vegetables are soft. Transfer to a blender and add the fish stock and blend till smooth.

Heat the same saucepan with olive oil and add the tomato sauce and sauté for a minute. Turn heat lower and simmer, covered for 15 minutes, till the sauce is thickened. Add the heavy cream, mix well and check for seasonings. Keep warm.

  • 1 pound medium shrimp, cleaned and cut into half
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon salt

Heat a frying pan with the butter and olive oil. Add the shrimp and cook on medium heat, stirring constantly, for 3 to 4 minutes or till the shrimp is cooked through. Turn heat off and keep aside.

  • 1 large avocado, diced
  • Juice of half a lemon
  • 1 teaspoon salt

Mix the avocado, lemon juice and salt in a small bowl and keep aside.

  • 6 to 8 6 inch tortillas, heated in a toaster oven or stove top
  • ½ cup queso fresco, crumbled

Take each tortilla and immerse in the tomato sauce. Remove and place on a plate. Add some shrimp and avocado and garnish with some queso fresco. Repeat with the rest of the tortillas.

 

North Indian Fish Curry

January 11, 2016

Fish Curry

  • 1 large white onion, rough chopped
  • 10 garlic cloves
  • 3 inch piece of ginger
  • 1/3 cup extra light olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons ajwain
  • 1 cup tomato puree
  • 3 cups fish or chicken stock
  • Salt
  • ½ teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric

Process the onion, garlic and ginger till smooth. Heat the oil in a large saucepan and add the ajwain seeds. Saute for 30 seconds or till the seeds begin to sizzle. Add the processed onion mixture and sauté on a medium heat for 10 to 15 minutes making sure the mixture does not stick to the pan and burn. Add the tomato puree and sauté for another 10 to 15 minutes on medium heat. Add the fish or chicken stock, mix well, and bring to a boil. Simmer the sauce on medium heat for 15 minutes. Add the cayenne pepper and salt. Keep aside.
Fish Curry Masala

  • 2 pounds tilapia, cut into 3 to 4 inch pieces
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • Juice of one lemon

Add the tilapia pieces in a mixing bowl and add the salt, garlic powder and lemon juice. Mix well and keep aside for 30 minutes.

  • 2 tablespoons extra light olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon dry fenugreek (kasuri methi) for garnish

In a large non-stick frying pan, heat the olive oil and brown the fish pieces in small batches. About 30 seconds on each side or till golden brown. Add the browned fish pieces into the simmering sauce. Cook for about 5 minutes and adjust seasoning. Garnish with dry fenugreek. Serve with rice.
Fish Curry Saute

Fish Stew with Zucchini Bruschetta

June 2, 2010

Fish Stew1 Since I am always looking for ways to incorporate more fish into our diets, my brain is usually working overtime to come up with different recipes that are delicious and healthy at the same time.

I wanted to do a simple fish stew that is a bit French and Italian at the same time.  I sauteed the fish lightly and added the onions and garlic. For extra flavor, I used parsley and my favorite herb that goes so well with fish- dill. Tomato paste makes this fast stew taste like it has been on the stove for hours.

The most important ingredient in this dish (besides the fish) is the fish stock. I was able to find it at Whole Foods and I believe it is available in most grocery store. If you can’t find it, don’t worry- use chicken stock instead but I have to say, the fish stock provides a great flavor to this simple dish. I added potatoes to make this stew a bit more substantial. I was initially thinking of serving a salad with the dish but then decided to come up with a zucchini pesto and served it on top of some toasted bread- that is the Italian part of the meal.

My daughter loved the stew including the zucchini pesto bruschetta. My husband and I opened a Pinto Noir and enjoyed a lovely dinner.

Try this quick, delicious fish stew for dinner next time you feel like eating fish…
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