Fish is a very healthy thing to have. It gives you a large amount of protein, trace minerals, calcium and other vital nutrients. Some can give you a lot of energy and some can also give you a large position of the phosphorus requirement by your body. Some dishes are made in such a way that you will not get the smell at all. In those cases you can enjoy this and have a good meal with your family and friends.
Let us check out the top 15 fish recipes which you can easily prepare. Some of these are authentic while some are very modern versions of dishes that you have already tried out at restaurants.
1. Fish Fry:
This is a popular appetizer and you can get this in almost all food stalls. These are even sold widely on the roadside shops and people love to have this. Generally this is served with some fresh salad consisting of cucumber, onions, green chillies and tomato sauce or green chutney which is made with coriander and green chillies. You can make this at home too.
Method: You will need fillets of any boneless fish about 500 gms. This will make for as many fillets as you are taking. Next you need to marinate the fishes in a teaspoon of lemon juice, salt and pepper. In a platter take flour and sieve it well with salt and pepper. In another bowl make a batter with beaten eggs, garam masala powder, cumin powder, and crushed garlic. After 30 minutes of marinating, take the fishes out of the marinade and dip into the batter and place in the dry flour mixture. Put these into deep frying vessel and fry till these are slightly golden brown. Strain and soak excess fat on paper towels. Serve hot.
2. Fish Finger:
These are cooked in a similar way like fish fry. However, these look like French fries because of their shape. The fillets need to be widely cut into thick strips and then the process is almost as similar to that of the fish fry preparation.
Method: Take 500 gms of thick fillets. Use a knife carefully or a kitchen scissor and cut these into thick strips of 2 inch each. Next marinade these in soy sauce, pepper, lemon juice, and salt. Keep these in the fridge for about 30 minutes. Meanwhile make a dry powder with crushed biscuits or breadcrumbs, salt and pepper. You can use other dry herbs if you want to. Heat enough oil in a wok for deep frying. Take the fillets out of the fridge and dip into the dry batter. Put these immediately into the heated oil. Fry till crisp and strain excess fat into paper towels. Serve hot with sauce.
3. Fish Nuggets:
This is another variation of fish finger. You can make this with scrapped off or pieces of fish that you have not used up in your cutlets or soups. The only reason being these are made like small balls and the shape does not matter.
Method: You can take fillets or any boneless variety. You can also boil any variety of your choice with bones and then separate the bones to take the flesh out. Next mate a dry mixture of flour, dry herbs of your choice, a pinch of garam masala powder, salt and pepper. Put in some breadcrumbs into this mixture. Next in a bowl beat up eggs, garlic paste and green chilli paste. Put salt and pepper to season the batter and put into the fishes. Dip into this and next coat these with dry mixture. Keep in fridge for a while for it to get firmed up. Then deep fry these.
4. Thai Fish Curry:
This is a tasty curry made with coconut milk and lemon grass as the main ingredient.
Method: Take any choice of fish which does not have excess of any flavour. You can also take thick fillets for this. Sauté the red chilli powder with thai sauce, lemon grass and garlic in a wok. Put in 2 cups of coconut milk and chunks of bringal if you want to. You can use peas too. Put in the fishes and season with salt and pepper. Cover and cook till done and the gravy is thick.
5. Indian Fish Curry:
These types of curries are a common thing of Indian households. You can make these with any variety of fish. The fishes do not need to be boneless. You can make it with bones and separate while eating. Mostly these are served over steamed rice.
Method: The fish pieces are first fried lightly with turmeric, red chilli powder and salt. Next these are kept separate and 2 table spoons of oil is heated. You can put any type of spices like only cumin seeds, ginger and bay leaves; or you can put ginger garlic and onions along with whole garam masala. Two types of spices will give two types of flavour. You can also put chopped tomatoes, green chillies and fresh coriander. Put the fishes into it and enough water to make gravy. Cover and cook till done.