Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Spicy Grilled Fish


Spicy Grilled Fish
Ramadan is a great time for trying out recipes. A friend gave me some curry paste which was lying around in my kitchen for a while. And I wanted to use it before it expired. This is a blend of Indian and Malay curry paste with tweaks of my own here and there.

The Recipe:
1 large pomfret, cleaned, washed and drained.
Curry Paste:
2 inch piece ginger or galangal;, peeled and cut into pieces;3 stalks lemongrass, 
cut and use the bottom white part only; 3 candlenuts, crushed; 1/2 tsp turmeric;3 big cloves  garlic, peeled;  2- 3 dried chilies to taste; 20 shallots, peeled and cut into half;1 sq inch belachan (fermented shrimp paste); 1 tbsp coriander powder; 1/2 tsp jeera ( cumin) powder; 1 tsp salt; 2-3 tbsp olive oil.       

Fry the above ingredients in the olive oil till aromatic and then cool and blend the above ingredients to a smooth paste. Rub all over and inside the fish and marinade for 30 minutes. Grill on high heat 250 C in a pre heated oven  for 10 minutes each side. Serve with vegetables of your choice.


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