Spicy Fish

I buy whole (gutted) frozen white fish score the skin and bake with a spicy marinade kind of thing.

3 green onions chopped finely
2 cloves garlic crushed
1 inch piece ginger – peeled and chopped finely
1 chilli seeded and chopped very fine (if you like it really spicy leave in the seeds or add another chilli)
1 Tbs Fish Sauce
1 lime Juiced
splash of olive oil (optional)
1 handfull cilantro roughly chopped

Combine all ingredients and mix well. Spread over outside of fish. Bake at 350F for 5 minutes each side. Then broil for 2 minutes each side to make it crispy (baking times will depend on how thick your fish is). I usually serve with rice and vegetables.

Enjoy

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3 responses to “Spicy Fish

  1. lovely! would you know of a way to get rid of the scales easily? i’ve tried fish every now and then but when i try to make something like a curry, it always ends up tasting and smelling too ‘fishy’. thanks in advance.
    jacob

  2. Hi Jacob,

    First, thanks for stopping by my blog and taking the time to comment… it is nice to know there are people out there reading this blog. Now on to your question: I don’t usually scale my fish because the fish I buy don’t have the big nasty scales on them… I will try to find out what kind of fish they are and post it here. If you did buy a fish that needs to be scaled I have used the back of my French Knife and scraped against the grain of the scales to remove them.
    Try to buy the freshest fish you can. Buy from a reputable fish market if you can. Ask the fish monger what is the freshest fish he has. Smell it in the store. If it smells fishy it will probably taste fishy too. It should smell like fresh salt water. Look at the eyes of the fish if the head is still attached. If the eyes are cloudy then the fish is not fresh. Hope this helps.
    Another handy tip to remember when working with fish is to rinse them thoroughly inside and out before cooking or marinating. This helps to prevent that fishy taste that you get sometimes.

    Amira

  3. ah, that helps. will keep those tips in mind when i’m buyin g fish next.
    thanks a bunch!

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