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Beer Battered Fish

13 Feb

One of the most favourite food for everyone is Fish and Chip. Isn’t it? Well, a fish well-cooked taste delicious. So if you saute or deep fry a fish it is always important not to leave it undercooked or overcooked. Mostly, seafood requires some sort of precision when it comes to cooking. However, the fish that I have got you today is the easiest to make and tastes delicious with some tartar sauce and lemon.

Lovely Fried Fish in terms of taste, texture and looks appetizing!

Ingredients:

1 1/2 cup all-purpose flour

1/2 cup stale beer

1/2 tsp baking powder

1/2 tsp pepper

400 gm fish fillets

salt to taste

Method:

Combine the all-purpose flour, stale beer, baking powder, salt and pepper.

Mix well making sure there are no lumps. It should be a running batter and should coat the back of the spoon.

Season the fillets with salt and pepper.

Heat the oil in a skillet. Deep fry the fish untill it turns golden.

Adjusting the temperature of the oil to 375 F, fry the rest of the fish.

Serve the fish with tartar sauce and lemon wedges!

Took a bite! It was crisp on top and soft inside.

When I made it again, I added one more ingredient which made it really nice crisp. For that you’ll need:

1 tsp dry yeast

1 tsp sugar

3 tbsp lukewarm water

Add the yeast and sugar to the lukewarm water.

Keep aside for 10 minutes.

Add this mixture to the batter.

This is just another way of making this fish.

Hot Apple Cider

19 Dec

Its Christmas time and I am inclined to try more and more of christmas recipes. I came across this wonderful recipe of a cider. This is a traditional recipe which is mostly made during Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays. Since the mood is so festive, I thought why not give this a try.

The flavors in this cider are fruity, and it gives a taste of alot of spices like cinnamon, and cloves. If you want you can make it non-alcoholic also by omitting rum in the recipe. Since its winters I think everyone prefers the rum.

Some apple juice! The most important ingredient! and orange juice mixed with the maple syrup in a pan. Heat the mixture.

Add the Good ol’ Rum!! and all the spices along with the zest of orange and lemon.

Heat it for about 5-7 minutes and your Apple Cider is ready!

Apple Cider! Its yum when hot!

Ingredients

  • 6 cups apple juice
  • 1/4 cup  maple syrup
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • 4 whole cloves
  • 1/4 cup rum
  • 1 orange zest
  • 1 lemon zest

Directions

  1. Pour the apple juice and maple syrup into a large stainless steel saucepan.
  2. Add the cinnamon sticks, cloves, rum, orange peel and lemon peel in the pan.
  3. Place the saucepan over moderate heat for 5 to 10 minutes, or until the cider is very hot but not boiling.
  4. Remove the cider from the heat. Seive the cider.
  5. Ladle the cider into big cups or mugs. Drink Hot or Cold. I usually prefer hot!

(Adapted from allrecipes)

Italian Baked Fish

8 Nov

Inspired by Goa trip, I had to come back and try on some seafood. So I decided to cook fish in an Italian way. This is very healthy and brings out great flavors of olives, lemon and sun-dried tomatoes. I just love the combination of citric food along with the seafood.

I used the following Ingredients:

200 gm fish fillets

2 tbsp olive oil

2 tsp lemon juice

zest of 1 lemon

2 cloves garlic

salt to taste

pepper to taste

7-8 olives sliced

2-3 sun-dried tomatoes

1 tsp oregano

1/2 tsp red chilli powder

Here is how I prepared:

Marinate the fish with some olive oil, lemon juice & zest, salt, pepper.

Now add a few olives, some sun-dried tomatoes and garlic.

Some more sun-dried tomatoes to give some more tangy flavor!

Some red chilli powder, and oregano to give italian style!

Wrap with the foil. Bake in the over for 30 minutes at 190 degree celsius.

Serve with lemon wedges and some parsley.

Viola! See how scrumptious and delectable it looks.

Tandoori Chicken

8 Oct

While I studied in UK, I actually realised how popular our tandoori chicken is all over the world. I was flabbergasted to learn that the second favourite cuisine of Britishers is actually Indian after English food. I have come across some delectable Indian restraurants while I was studying in UK. Trust me, some of those restaurants actually stand up to our standards of authentic Indian food. Most popular among foriegners is Tandoori Chicken. I remember some of my British friends enjoying this too.

As promised to you, I had to bring you my version of a tandoori chicken.  Also, you need to keep in mind that this would need some preparation ahead of time.

Cooking Time: 30-45 minutes     Preparation Time: 8 hours

You will need:

1 whole chicken, cut into serving pieces, skinned and trimmed all the visible fat

Marinade:

1/2 cup plain yogurt

2 tbsp fresh lemon juice

1 tbsp minced garlic

1 tbsp crushed ginger root

1 tbsp ground cumin

1 tbsp ground coriander

1/2 tsp black pepper

1/4 tsp ground cardamom

1/4 tsp ground cloves

1 tsp salt, or to taste

Pinch of orange food colour

Vegetable oil for brushing the chicken

1 cup Mint Chutney

Preparation:

  • Make cuts in the chicken all over with a knife.
  • In a bowl, combine the yogurt, lemon juice, ginger garlic, cumin, ground coriander. black pepper, cardamom, food colour, cloves and salt. Stir until well mixed, then pour over the chicken and rub into the flesh.
  • Cover and referigerate for 8 hours or overnight.
  • Remove the chicken atleast 30 minutes before cooking.
  • The chicken may be grilled or roasted.
  • Remove the chicken from the marinade, pressing lightly extract excess marinade, and brush with oil.
  • Grilling: Place the chicken pieces on a grill rack, turning 3-4 times. Cook for about 45 minutes. (Note: charcoal is well burnt and grill covered with vent open)
  • Roasting: Preheat to 230 degree celcius. Place the chicken on greased rack, brush with oil and cook for 25-30 minutes.
  • Serve with mint chutney and lemon wedges.

My Tempting Tandoori Chicken!!!!

Creamy Mushroom Pasta

5 Oct

I know its been really long since  I have got a recipe for you. I had a lot to do the past week as there was termite in my room and a bit of office work.  Termite treatment is  long, annoying but yet have to bear with it. Really wished so bad to get back to writing and updating you but I was stuck.

Anyways, all this while, I kept on thinking since its been long its important to get something really nice for you. So I looked around and I found my version of making easy creamy mushroom pasta. This is something I have all the time when I am bored of the normal routine food that I eat.

I usually start off with boiling the pasta. With 4 cups water, some salt and some oil. Let it boil for 7-8 minutes. Do not overcook it.

For the sauce:

Firstly, I put my good butter into the skillet and heat it.

Add aromatic garlic to it.

Now add the all purpose flour.

Some milk to make this creamyyyyyy!!!

Now season it well..!! with some salt, pepper!!

Not to forget the flavorsome oregano!!!!

Reduce the sauce till it starts to thicken.

Add the prepared pasta.

Mix well.

Now garnish with sun-dried tomatoes!!!

Your dish is ready!

So here is what I used for it:

(makes for 2 servings)

For Pasta:

150 gm Penne Pasta

4 cups water

1tsp oil

3/4 tsp salt

For Sauce:

1 tbsp butter

1 cup milk

2-3 cloves garlic (minced)

8-10 mushrooms sliced

2 tbsp all-purpose flour

3/4 tsp oregano

3/4 tsp salt

1/2 tsp pepper

Sun-dried tomato pasta (garnish)

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