Baked Salmon / Baked fish with Kerala masala
I love to spend Spring mornings lazing on the patio,the view isn’t bad either.Flowering trees and more trees as far as the eyes can see,birds chirruping ….the location is perfect to sing a duet . As I stood there
day dreaming a voice from behind interrupted my wandering thoughts asking ,”Shall I cook lunch?” I nodded whole heartedly and sighed a breath of relief thinking what a blessed morning! or in other words double awesome :))
Such surprises happen only once in a while but the dishes he makes are really tasty I have to admit that. Don’t believe me then here are a few pics I took while the chef was busy! I had hard time asking him in between focusing on pics,”what did u add now ,how much ?”
I have posted his successful recipes earlier too check Thanksgiving recipes .
Salmon fillets- 3 cut into two
Fish masala – 2 tsp ( Nirapara fish masala was used )
Pepper powder- 1sp
Kashmiri chili powder- 1 tsp
Turmeric powder-1/4 tsp
Lime juice- 1/2 of one whole
Garlic powder- 1/2 tsp
Olive oil- 3 tsp
Salt to taste
1.Wash and cut each fish fillet into two .
2 Mix all the powders and lime juice sprinkling lil water to just wet it and marinate the fish pieces well with ur lovely hand and let the flavors sink in for at least an hour.
3.On a greased tray put the fish pieces on a single layer without any over lapping.
4.Bake the fish at 400 ° F for first 15 mts. Turn fish pieces once and brush the top of the pieces with the olive oil.Another 10 mts then put off the oven.Check if done or may be another 5 mts.Do keep an eye or the whole house will stink if it is burnt :))
If it is browning too much then reduce temperature to 350° F . When cooked remove from the baking tray and keep it covered with aluminium foil loosely to trap the steam and make it juicy and moist.
Serve immediately with salads ,veggies and any bread.
with cheese and herb filled Mini sweet peppers.
- Over baking can result in stiff,dry and chewy fish.
- Leaving the fish in the oven after cooking also leads to drying from the oven heat.
- Fish tastes best when it is shiny, succulent and juicy with the spice .
How to know if the fish is cooked:
When the said time is over and all the marinated masala has almost dried up .Use a fork and gently press on the edge of a piece.If the piece falls apart easily and looks flaky and not raw and jiggly then it is done.
Let me know if u liked Baked Salmon recipe.
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