July 15, 2006

Spicy Grilled FIsh/ Chutta meen


My first contribution to the simple series is a grilled fish. Marinated in a spicy blend of green chilies, parley, garlic, lemon juice and salt.

You will need:
Fish – 1 lb or 4 pieces. Any fish fillet or steak pieces (Tilapia/ Tuna/ Catfish/ Swordfish)
Garlic - 5 cloves.
Green chilies – 14 small ones (use less for less heat)
Lime juice- 4 tbsp
Olive oil – 5 tbsp
Sea salt – to taste
Parsley/ Coriander leaves – 1 bunch (enough to make 1 cup after grinding)

Preparation:
1. Wash the fish and keep aside. You don’t need to wash it if it is fillets.
2. Grind all the ingredients together with oil and lime juice. Don’t add water unless it is too dry. It should be smooth with a chutney-like consistency. Taste and add more salt /lemon juice as suited to your palate.
3. Marinate the fish pieces in this blend for an hour or more in the refrigerator.
4. Preheat grill to 350 F. Or use the broiler in the cooking range.
5. Use foil or a nonstick tray on the grill. Spray/ brush a layer of oil on it and lay the fish fillets gently.
6. Grill on each side for 5 minutes or so. Turn over and sear the other side. The cooking time varies with the fish. The tuna steaks took about 8 minutes on either side.
7. Serve with a wedge of lemon and some mint chutney on the side.

7 comments:

Annita said...

And i'm very much impressed with the color of this fish..Gorgeous..Definitely have to try out this one..But i can't do it now,as thers no coriander leaves here.

Anonymous said...

Shaheen, This looks lovely - and such a simple recipe too! BTW, do you grill in the oven? How do get the black grilled stripes on the fish? I have never managed that using my oven... or do you use a special grill like on a barbeque or something?

Shaheen said...

Anon, I do grill in the oven, under the broiler. But this particular one was on the backyard gas grill.The grill marks come from directly placing the fish on the grill.

Sonu said...

mouth wateringggggggg

Amb said...

Hey I made this for our guests and they loved it. I did too...and defnitely shall repeat. Nest time I might redce the amount of lemon/lime juice though. Thansk soooo much for posting. The color...makes it so unique and gourmet!!!

Anonymous said...

I made this with Trout and wife likes it. We eat fish almost daily and all she wants to eat is the "green fish" LOL

Thanks!

Anonymous said...

Do you have any recipe for crawfish Indian way? I follow couple of your fish recipes. I love them.