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Fish Fry

Fish fry is another method to consume fish in Pakistan. people make it with different methods in different batters, but this is my favorite. Its desi, spicy and easy…..

Ayesha's Kitchen

Ingredients:

  • 6 fish fillets (basa/rohu/sole/snapper/hoki)
  • Salt to taste
  • ½ cup besan (gram flour)
  • Crushed red chilli
  • ½ tspn turmeric
  • ½ tspn garam masala
  • 1 tspn ginger garlic paste
  • 4 tbspn vinegar
  • Some water
  • 1 tbspn lemon juice

Procedure:

-Combine all the ingredients except water in a mixing bowl and mix well until the fish fillets are well coated. If you need, u can add a little amount of water, to make the batter moist and sticky.

-Keep aside for 30 mins.

-Heat oil in a wok and fry until the fillets are brown.

Fish Pakora (Recipe 1)

Fish Pakora is another wonderful recipe of Pakistan which is popular in home cooking during the Month of Ramadan. This pakora is not available on streets and stalls, people make them at home or some posh restaurants have them on their menu card. If you want to enjoy the best taste of Fish pakora, make it at home with fresh fish and fresh herbs and spices and I am sure you are going to love this recipe …..

Ayesha's Kitchen

Ingredients:

  • ½ kg fish (Diced)(Rohu/snapper/hoki/sole)
  • 1 ½ cup besan (gram flour)
  • 2 tbspns lemon juice
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 tspn red chilli powder
  • ½ tspn cracked black pepper
  •  1 tbspns chopped mint leaves
  • 2 tbspns chopped coriander
  • 1 green chilli chopped
  • 1 tspn cracked dry coriander
  • 1 tspn cumin seeds
  • 1 tspn baking powder
  • Oil for deep frying
  • Some water for smooth batter ( ½ to ¾ cup)

Procedure:

-In a mixing bowl combine all the dry ingredients (besan and baking powder) and spices and mix well.

-Gradually add water and make a smooth, lump free batter. Now the consistency of the batter should not be runny like water or thick like dough. Make it in between, something which is easy to handle.

-Now stir in chopped herbs and chilllies.

-Add fish chunks in this mixture and keep aside for 20 minutes.

-Heat oil to 190 degrees Celsius and put each chunk separately in hot oil for frying. Make sure your fish chunks do not overlap each other.

-When they look brown and cooked take them out on an absorbent paper and serve hot with tartar sauce and lemon wedges.

Fish Fry

This recipe is the best way to consume fish in Ramadan when you need protein to re boost your energy. Its healthy even if you are on diet, fish is rich in omega 3 and good fats…….

Ayesha's Kitchen

Ingredients:

  • 1 kg snapper with skin/ rohu (fillets)
  • ½ cup lemon juice
  • Salt to taste
  • ½ tspn black pepper
  • 1 tspn red chilli powder
  • 1 tbspn ginger garlic paste
  • 1 tbspn soy sauce
  • 1 tbspn vinegar
  • 1 tbson mint – coriander chutney
  • 1 tbspn green chilli paste
  • 1 cup besan (gram flour)
  • Oil for deep frying
  • Some water

Procedure:

-Wash and pat dry the fish fillets and add everything given in the ingredients list except oil. Add a little bit of water if the mixture is too dry.

-Mix well and refrigerate for 12 hours.

-Heat oil to 180 degrees Celsius or medium temperature and fry them until they are brown and crisp.

-Serve hot with tomato ketchup or tartar sauce.

Salmon Salmon On The Go

“Salmon Salmon on The Go” is just a stupid name given by me…… but the recipe is wonderful ……

Ayesha's Kitchen

Ingredients:

  • 2 Tasmanian Salmon Fillets
  • A dash of olive oil
  • Some salt
  • 1 Lemon (squeezed)
  • 1 tspn caper paste (grind 1 tbspns of capers in a mortar or pestle)
  • A pinch of dried garlic flakes
  • Some red hot chilli paste (to taste)

Procedure:

-Marinade fish fillets in all the ingredients mentioned above, including oil.

-Keep aside for 10 minutes.

-Heat a normal pan or a grilled pan. (Make sure you use non-stick pan, otherwise you have to add 1 tbspn full of oil and that is not a healthy option)

-Place the fillets on it and grill each side for 7 – 8 minutes.

-Serve hot with sun dried tomatoes, capers, onion, tomato or whatever you like.

Tips:

-Be careful when turning the sides of salmon fillets as salmon is known to be flaky. Use tongs.

Servings:

Serves 2.

Pan Grilled Basa Fillets

Pan grilled Basa Fillets is a healthy and weight losing recipe. Do try this and make your day without any guilt ….

Ayesha's Kitchen

Ingredients:

  • 2 basa fillets/ any other fish fillets
  • 1 maxican lemon or 2 small lemons
  • 1 tspn olive oil OPTIONAL
  • Some salt
  • Some cracked black pepper
  • A dash of paprika

Procedure:

-Place the fish fillets in a straight plate or a dinner plate.

-Mix all the sauces and seasoning in a bowl and mix well.

-Now pour over this sauce mixture over the fillets. Turn sides and coat them well with the sauce.

-Heat a normal pan or a grilled pan and place the fillets on it.

-Cook them for around 10 minutes, 5 minutes each side on medium heat.

-Take it out in a plate and serve with some raw salad vegetables.

Tips:

-Turn the sides of the fillets with great care as they are very delicate and may break.

Salmon Fillet With Dill

Salmon Fillet With Dill is a very light dinner and believe me its very healthy and lite …

Ingredients:

  • 2 pink salmon fillets
  • 1 tspn dill
  • A dash of salt
  • ½ tspn cracked black pepper
  • 2 tbspns lemon
  • 2 tbspns vinegar
  • 2 tbspns garlic infused olive oil

Procedure:

-Mix all the spices and sauces together and marinade salmon fillets in it for 10 minutes.

-Heat frying pan and place the salmon fillets on it. Let them cook on low heat for 10 minutes per side.

-In a serving dish arrange seasoned vegetables and place the fish fillets on them.

-Serve.

Outcome:

Salmon Fillet with dill is ready to serve.

Ayesha's Kitchen

Tips:

-Be careful while turning the sides of salmon fillets because it is flaky.

Servings:

This will serve 2 persons.

Salmon Steaks

Very healthy and lite steaks, ideal For heart patients. Its very soft and very juicy, Favourite dish of the Kiwis. Do try them and make your life healthier …

Ingredients:

  • 2 salmon steaks
  • A pinch of salt
  • ½ tspn of cracked black pepper
  • 2 tbspns vinegar
  • 1 tbspn olive oil

Procedure:

-Marinade salmon steaks in all of the ingredients except oil For about 45 minutes.

-Now grease a Frying pan and place these steaks on it and let then cook on low heat.

-Change sides when necessary.

-When it is cooked, place it on a heated grill pan For giving it a Fine grill texture.

-Dish them out in a plate with some salads and serve.

Outcome:

Tasty and healthy salmon steaks are ready to be served.

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Tips:

-Do not let the Fillet break, handle it with care.

Servings:

If the Fillets are large then one per person otherwise 2 per person.