October 10, 2010

Grilled Fish with Turmeric

What a wonderful treat! A dear friend gave us a freshly caught fish yesterday. It was a rod cod and it's flesh is white and meaty. I have some left over banana leaves and I am going grill it outdoors.
I am sure for the most part, most of you know how to tell if a fish if fresh. Here's a few tips: a fresh fish should not smell fishy; the eyes should be clear with no cloudiness, and not sunken; the gills should be pink/red and wet and not slimy. 

1 fresh fish, clean and gutts removed
1 Tbsp. turmeric powder
1 Tbsp. curry powder
1 Tbsp. lemon grass powder
1 small chilli, sliced
1 Tbsp. light soy sauce
juice of 2 medium lime/lemon
1 piece banana leaf, soften (you can use aluminum foil)
1) Mix all the dried spices and lemon juice in a bowl. Slit the fish on both sides. Marinade the fish and leave for about 2 hours in the refrigerator.
2) Spread a thin layer of oil on the banana leaf or aluminium foil. Put the fish on top and wrap and seal corners with tooth picks
3) Grilled on stove on medium for about 30 minutes until fish is cooked. The eyes of the fish should be white in color. Remove and serve with extra lime if desired.

1 comment:

Medifast Coupon Codes 2010 said...

Good tips for buying fresh fish, thanks.