Friday, June 7, 2013

Seasoned Fried Fish - Trinidad

This is our favorite fried fish. It works with any firm white flesh fish, hake is good, the picture is cod bought inexpensively at Tesco as frozen cod pieces. My wife makes the seasoning in a mortar and pestle as she insists (rightly) that the more blended the seasoning the better for fish. Now normally we just chop it fine for seasoning meat, but you could use a blender or a food processor. It needs to blend fine so it will soak well into the fish turning it green.

Coriander( good handful) , garlic (2 cloves), onion(1/2), ginger (1/2 inch piece), salt, black pepper, curry powder (sprinkle), small, medium hot pepper (we use half of a 3 inch red pepper).

Mix blended seasoning into fish and leave overnight or at least 3 hours.

Make up a seasoned flour. I use 1 cup plain flour, 1 tbspn Duns River all purpose seasoning (sell it at Tesco), 1 tspn paprika, two tspns salt, 2 tspns ground black pepper.

Break and egg into a bowl and add 2 tbsns milk and stir until well mixed.

Heat about 1/4 - 1/2 inch of oil in a frying pan until hot (180 if you have control).

Dip fish pieces into egg wash and then roll in flour mixture and fry for 3 minutes a side until golden brown.

We like to eat this with okra rice (see below)

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