Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Bachelor Boy Series #2



Overburnt-not an exemplary photo for a bachelor!!
 
My brother said he dreamt of fish…eeks! But he did…fried fish. In his hermetic life in NZ as a student he was painfully deprived of this pleasure. This recipe goes out to him and the other bachelor.  You think of the stink and mess and recoil from it. Well frozen fish that’s sliced and whisked off the shelf can hardly pose a likely threat but if at all put the fish in a pan and throw some salt and vinegar with a lil water. Let the fellows get cleansed of the forbidden stink. Drain out the water and let stand for a while to avoid excessive sizzle in oil.

Fried Fish

(for four slices)

Boneless fish (any)-4 slices

Ginger-garlic paste or crushed ginger and garlic-1-11/2 tbsp

Salt-1/2 tsp

Turmeric powder-a pinch or two

Pepper powder-1/2 tsp

Oil-1 tbsp

Make a paste of this and dab evenly on the fish slices. Let the marinade be for 10-15 mins or even less if you’re in a hurry. Pour very lil oil in a skillet and fry them lightly or as per your choice. flavour with lemon juice as desired. dont be discouraged by the bland masala. ginger/garlic-pepper-salt-lemon is one of the most honest and fresh combinations...the tastes play a wonderful foil to each other here.

Mine are overdone in the click… I went to get my baby’s feed ready. So Mr. Bachelors you’ve no excuse :P do it to perfection!! This can make your Spartan rice and urukai an envious platter!


I'm linking this to Ayeesha's Taste of Pearl City Anyone Can Cook Event FB WLI WMT.


30 comments:

Plateful said...

Hey G, I missed you! Your bro in NZ huh? Cool! Mine in Australia- he went there as a student too and he's always craving for homemade food, poor guy. Sometimes he gives me a buzz for recipe ideas :))

So, how was your break? I hope you had a fabulous time back home. Have you relocated to Goa?

schmetterlingwords said...

You remimded me of this again and I terribly feel like having it now!! Ohh I must somehow control my craving till weekend :-) Nice pic!!

kitchenmorph said...

nashie: my holiday has jus started! me at home till end may. relocating to ooty early june.

i missed you too! we all missed you...wht happened?

butterfly: hehe i like to wind up people, mind you, so keep craving! ask my husband...he's the best judge! you really like the pic? i thot it's a lil gross ;P but cant help my Emergency photo shoots!

Cardamom Hills said...

Wow...ooty...umm actually, it was a beautiful place wen i went years years back...good luck! I hope u like winters =)by the way...I like the pictures but am not at all a fish person...and just dont let the light fall so directly on the food..it makes it too bright and the colors wont be vivid...u have seen those white shades they use in studios right...use a white translucent cloth to get the same effect. :)

Swati Sapna said...

Hey, u know what? I love my fish fry overdone :) no, really! It has to have that almost-burnt crispy texture on the outside and only then will I have it :D So yes, ur fish fry is pretty good for me!
Here's my version - http://theweekendepicurean.blogspot.com/2010/03/dishy-fish.html

kitchenmorph said...

swati: hey you back...lemme head over there to fish you out!

Smitha said...

Fish fry!...easy n simple, surely any bachelor can make, if he is dreaming of fried fish!:))
Good luck to ur bro!
Smitha
Smitha's Spicy Flavors

Plateful said...

Oh yea, I'm back honey :) My hubby changed jobs and his previous employer terminated our Internet connection without prior notice..! Enjoy the rest of your vacation, though I hear it's sweltering there right now...?

kitchenmorph said...

smitha: thank you. he really needs some good luck with the kiwis!

nashie: i cant believe it...how indecent! i laugh now but can imagine how frustrating...welcome back. yea bad weather...don ask me!

Plateful said...

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Indu said...

:D, I love fried fish as well and hope George enjoyed it....btw, there is an event called topless tarts, you can check out the details in the latest post of whats for lunch honey

kitchenmorph said...

thank you nashi. i've sent you a msg.

Indu: thnx much. yea George will like it if he ends up making it... you know how malayalee men are...love to be served and i know you'll agree ;P
tht's a WOW blog! thank you.

shabs said...

Glad to see that you are back Thoma :D

this designer cooks said...

Oh I need to eat this tonight! You are making me hungry!!!

Katrina {In Katrina's Kitchen} said...

Thanks for stoppin by my blog! :) I don't have a flikr - I need to get on that, don't I? LOL

Katrina {In Katrina's Kitchen} said...

Oh, and Crisco is just shortening. And thanks for the nice compliments on the photos :) That's primarily why I shoot my baking/desserts (so I can do it while the kiddos are napping!) If I try to shoot dinner pics the whole family is up in arms waiting to eat! lol

roughriders said...

Whats with your 'you know how malayalee men are'?
What's so big deal with malayalee here? Im a malayalee too and all malayalee men are not the same.

kitchenmorph said...

ms. shambu: thnx much. didn see your latest fondant yet!

thank you steph.

katrina: of course you should get a flickr acc. so simple it is. it's mandatory for someone as good as you're. thnx for the crisco...and wuyeee...up in the arms!!!

oh oh someone is offended here....Mr. Roughriders. great to meet an angry malayalee! good day. do come back.

An Open Book said...

what ever i do i never seem 2 be able 2 get my fish fry consistency right...

Jill Colonna said...

Hey! Way to go, Sis! Your brother is so lucky. Great idea!

kitchenmorph said...

nisha: now wht do i say to tht... ask Roshan to do it for you ;P. hey have you tried B F Varghese recipes. i've heard they're good.

jill: i was staring at my inbox when your comment dropped in...haha...am i so jobless...i saw a guest post of pineapple curd...lemme see tht.

BigFatBaker said...

Thoma,
You are SO sweet! Your comment over at Jill's blog made my day. :) Have an amazing weekend my friend!

Torviewtoronto said...

fish looks fabulous especially served on the banana leaf
checked out the site thank you for letting me know

Anonymous said...

Fuck off bitch! Ur blog looks like shit.

Anna C said...

Thoma, welcome back! I'm so glad to see you "back in the saddle" as they say. Hope the break helped recharge your batteries.
Delicious flavours for the rub on the fish and super easy.

G Mathew George said...

My sister posted this so many days ago and I choose to comment on my bday wishing I could eat it with a combo of chammanthi, pappadam, and some payar thoran!

Thanks loads sis for dedicating the post to me. As much as I would love to make it, I don't have the time and the ingredients to make it. I'll stick to my dreams then! Love ya

kitchenmorph said...

thank you erin and torview!!

anna: thnx much for the thoughtfulness!

bro: if bachelors are going to make dreams...then i think i shd change my recipe ;P happy bday once more.

Ela said...

i love my fish a little burnt and crispy! so this is good for me...

MiniBinoy said...

hello ginzzzz ,, donno the reason why your blog entries were not appearing in my reading list.. so tdy i just clicked on your blog name that appears on the left side of my dashboard and here i find you having posted a lot over the last 1 and a half months time...your recipe is a great help to ur bro.. BTW tell gracy chechy to go n give him company for a while..:)

kitchenmorph said...

i know Blogger acts up at times...so next time keep it in mind and do look up my blog without relying on the window! ah gracy chechi wont travel tht far!!