Sunday, December 21, 2008

King fish fry ( Visonu tava fry)

King fish called visonu in konkani is one of the favourites among amchis. King fish is shallow fried with very little oil and hence a healthy dish for the fish lovers.

King fish - 5 thinly sliced steaks
ginger-garlic paste - 1 tbsp
salt to taste
red chilli powder - 2 tsp
pepper powder - 1/2 tsp
coriander powder - 1 tsp
jeera powder - 1/2 tsp
haldi powder - 1/2 tsp
lemon or vinegar - 2 tsp

Clean the fish and slice into thin steaks.
Prepare the marinade by mixing chilli powder, pepper pd, coriander-jeera pd, haldi pd, salt and ginger-garlic paste. Apply this marinade generously over the fish steaks and marinate for minimum 1 hour. Normally as soon as i buy fishes i clean them all, sort them accordingly as to prepare fry and curries. Marinate them and then refrigerate. This way I have to just defrost when i need to prepare the dish.
Heat a non stick pan, add 1 tbsp oil add the marinated fish and 4 tbsp water along the sides (not over the marinated fish since the marinade will not cover the fish) cover and cook on one side for 3 minutes or till the moisture is absorbed. Turn over and cook on medium flame without the lid till nice and brown. Serve hot with sliced onions and lemon if using as a starter or serve with rice just like that!!!

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