June 2, 2013

Fish Fry (Using oven) / Meen Varuthathu / Meen Varuval

                


              I remember the first time we made fish after reaching USA...eeww..That stinked our home. We decided not to fry fish any more. Well, being a Mallu, we couldn't live without eating fish for long.. so gave a try again but this using my oven. This version is so much more richer in flavour and taste. No smell and no mess. 




              Today we had an UN-imaginable combination for lunch with this Fish fry - Vegetable Pulav & Red Wine. It was a wonderful lunch together with my hubby because we don't get this "OUR" time too often other than when our little one goes for her weekend afternoon nap ;).




         I used Tilapia fish fillets where Ginger and garlic simply bosses the taste and curd simply makes your fish soft. When something falls in our Family Favorite list then I cannot wait to present that for you guys too....so have fun - Its Fish Time Baby!


Ingredients:
Tilapia Fillets - 4 no's (Any fish you like)
Ginger garlic paste - 1 tablespoon
Hung curd / Curd - 1 tablespoon
Chilli powder - 1/2 teaspoon
Lemon juice - 1 teaspoon
Turmeric powder - 1/4 teaspoon
Pepper powder - 1/4 teaspoon
Olive Oil - 4 teaspoon(Heat it while adding)
Salt - 1/2 teaspoon 


Method:
  • Clean fish well. Take a bowl, First Mix all the ingredients with hot oil except curd and fish. Later add curd, stir well.


  • Now add the fish and coat with masala. Refrigerate for 2 hours(Minimum 30 minutes).



  • Pre-heat your oven to 450'F for 10 minutes. grease a baking tray with some olive oil and place the fish, also drizzle some oil on fish too and toast them for 30 minutes in total, but flipping the sides at 15 minutes. (Keep checking to avoid the fish from burning)


  • Serve this Fish fry with any thing you like - Just a glass of wine will do too ;)



My Notes:
  • Toasting time for fish differs based on the variety used.
  • Catfish, Salmon or King fish could also be used instead of Tilapia. They are bone free as well.
  • Oil used here is very less compared to frying them on tawa.
  • We can also fry the fish on tawa after the soaking process if oven is not available.

46 comments:

  1. Simply delicious and mouthwatering fish fry, I like it being healthy made in oven..
    Very beautiful click, looks like you had great lunch with your hubby ....

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    1. Thank you priya....it was a wonderful "our" time :)

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  2. iam drooling here..healthy and delicious fry:)

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  3. beautifully done,wish to try u r recipe.

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    1. Thank you meena, love to hear from you after your try

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  4. this looks so sumptious dear... good way of enjoying fish... my sis's hubby used to shout at her whenver she used to fry fish because even the shirts inside the cupboards in the room would smell of fish once done so... hehe... I can understand... :)

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    1. Rafee we had almost the same experience with us...well i didnt put that in words...its so bad when the whole house stinks...thank you dear

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  5. awww.... loved ur clicks.... pulao and redwine and oven fish....really sounds interesting

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    1. Thank you sojo - i know that was some crazy combo but we had fun

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  6. The fish looks super tempting...!! Bookmarking it Divya....Thx for this easy, no-smell recipe!!!

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    1. Thank you Malvecka...hope to hear after your try

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  7. i like fish fry made using oven.. it is healthy and also delicious..

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  8. That fish fry looks seriously delish Divya :) Great lunch combo too :)

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  9. I too prepare fish this way in the oven.. Looks delicious..

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    1. Thank you Divya...yes no mess and easy way right?

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  10. Classic :) looks sooooo yummyyyy.....
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  11. Delicious fish fry..yummy..

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  12. The smell can be strong when frying but that doesn't stop me from doing so. I open all my windows and doors so that the smoke and smell can circulate. That said, the baked version is healthier and there's no splattering of oil.

    Fabulously crispy on the outer and the inner texture surely would have been smooth.

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    1. Yes navaneethan but here in USA having carpet floors...the smell doesn't go for days...thank you

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  13. Tempting and yummy fish fry Divya.. Looks super delicious dear :-)

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  14. Fry fry looks tempting..You have a nice blog Divya.
    Sunandas Kitchen

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  15. Amazing clicks!!! this looks sooo inviting...how i wish i was non vegetarian!!

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  16. aah..have never used curd for fishes. will try next time. also, fish fry and wine..jango !!! :)

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  17. awesome..perfectly done Divya...mouthwatering...

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  18. Baked fish fries sounds damn delicious and guilt free Divya.

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  19. A healthy version of a regular dish at home. Looks yummy!

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