Saturday, May 14, 2011

Oven Fried Fish

500g fish steaks 
1 large Bombay onion sliced
6-8 whole cloves
olive oil
knorr fish cube 1/2
soy sauce

For marination:
Tamarind 5 pieces, de-seeded and dissolved in little water
ground black pepper 1/4 tsp
salt to taste
paprika 1/4tsp
1/4 tsp dry oregano

Coating 1: 1 cup plain flour seasoned with salt and pepper
Coating 2: 2 eggs beaten lightly and seasoned with salt and pepper
Coating 3: 1 cup bread crumbs or corn flake crumbs seasoned with salt, chili powder and pepper

Wash the fish well with some sea salt and turmeric, drain and pat dry with kitchen paper towel.
Marinate the fish with the marination ingredients and keep aside for 15-30 minutes.
Pre heat the oven to 200C.
Grease the baking tray with extra virgin olive oil.
Scatter the slice onions and cloves on the tray.
Now for the coating for the fish: Coat the fish in plain flour mixture, then with egg mixture and finally with breadcrumbs mixture well. Place the fish on the baking tray on top of scattered onions. Repeat the procedure till all the fish steaks are coated.
Now drizzle some extra virgin olive oil on top of the fish pieces. and pour 1-2 drops of soy sauce on top of fish steak. blend the knorr fish cube (1/2) with hand and scatter it on top of the fish pieces. If marinade is left, pour it to the tray as well.
Now place the tray in the oven and bake the fish for 25-30 minutes turning the fish once on half time. 
(Baking time and temperature will depend on the size of steaks. So reduce heat if necessary at last stages)
Take the fish out and cover with aluminum foil and keep aside for 15 minutes before serving.


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