STUFFED WHOLE FRIED POMFRET
Preparation Time 45 minutesIngredients
6 medium size Pomfrets or Mackerels
3 tablespoons oil
3 teaspoons chillie powder
1 teaspoon pepper powder
2 teaspoons ginger garlic paste
1 teaspoon cumin powder
1teaspoon coriander powder
½ teaspoon turmeric powder
2 teaspoons lime juice or tamarind juice
2 tablespoons coconut paste (optional)
Clean and remove the scales, fins and insides of the fish. Wash well. Mix all the above ingredients together with a little water to form a paste. Slit each pomfret or mackerel lengthwise on either side keeping the center bone intact. Stuff the paste into each fish very evenly on either side of the center bone. Rub some of the paste on the outsides as well.
Heat oil in a flat pan and shallow fry the fish two at a time on both sides till evenly brown. Serve with steamed rice or bread along with onion rings and chips.
You could bake the fish instead of frying if desired. Baste the fish with sufficient oil then bake in a medium oven (350 degrees C) for 25 to 30 minutes or till nicely browned,