So, I braved the rains and went to the fish stall to get prawns. But, they were not fresh. Eventually I got a couple of Black Pomfrets. Decided to make roasted fish instead of one with curry. I don't like the curried fish much. Now, this is the first time I made this fish. So wasn't sure how it's gonna taste. Just smelled it a little and decided on a few things that would be best for marination. I am not going to put any numbers here as I usually cook by instinct. Any and all of these ingredients can be and should be put as per taste.
- Schezwan paste
- Rice flour
- ... Fish :)
2. Cut the fish into manageable pieces. I like roasting the whole fish as well. In this case, make diagonal cuts on the body of the fish so the spices are absorbed better. Today I wanted to make smaller pieces.
4. After 10 minutes, take the bowl out and throw the excess tamarind water away. Today, I decided to use Schezwan sauce which I had in the fridge. It tastes good. But instead of that, a lot of spices can be put. Red chilli powder, a little turmeric, Garam masala, Cumin powder, Amchur. This is what I normally put. And of course salt. Apply it well to all the pieces. Toss them around in the bowl and then put in it in the refrigerator for at least an hour.
7. Put the pieces one by one in it and coat it thoroughly with the flour from all sides. A little cornflour and bread crumbs is also good. But rice flour has a different taste.
I gotto say, it looks amazing! I have stored some marinated pieces in the fridge and I am gonna probably bake them tomorrow. That's gonna be another experiment! Right now, I am gonna eat! Hungry!!!
30 min later.
Ok. The marination was amazing. The crust was good. BUT. I messed up on one most important thing due to my inexperience. I didn't buy good fish :(