Monday, September 15, 2008

Go fish!

Ramadan always seems brings out a deep seated animalistic hunger in people. Near around iftar time you can't help but notice how people sit around and wait, eyeing the meal before them like potential prey which has been caught unaware. Stalking from afar, the hungry predators watch for the right time to pounce. The right time........ to go in for the kill.

Anyways here's a quick and deliciously scrumptious recipe for baked fish fillet that I had to beg (literally) to get from my mother. Now before you all start whining like a bunch of poverty stricken poster children for testosterone poisoning, allow me to say that I have personally taste tested it, and despite being fish, it is actually really really good.
And I'm sure you will enjoy it too. Unless you screw it up. Then thats your fault.

Baked fish fillet

You can get boneless fish fillets from your nearest grocer or super, hyper, ultra, mega (etc) market. Take them home and wash the fish fillets with water (and if you're really adventurous, with detergent too). Leave them aside and prepare the marination.

Before you start, make sure you pre-heat your oven. Turn it on to 350 degrees C.

Next thing is to prepare the marination. Take a big bowl and mix the following ingredients:
  • 3 - 4 tablespoons of white vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon of any powdered fish or seafood seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 tablespoon powdered cocaine ( just kidding)
Note: This is enough for ONE fish fillet only. If you have more fish then make more marination. You can adjust the ingredients accordingly to your taste.

Marinate the fish fillets and leave them in the bowl for about 10 minutes (or for 1 day if you're really hardcore).
During this time fetch a baking tray/pan/whatever and grease the inside with 1 tablespoon of olive oil or any cooking oil you prefer. Take the fish fillets and place them length-wise in the tray. Depending on the size of your baking tray, fit as many fish fillets as you can as long as theres a little space in between them.

Pop them into the oven and bake for around 30 minutes or until they look somewhat dry. And presto! You have some deliciously mouth-watering baked fish which not only tastes good but is healthy as well. Now you can eat it by itself, in a sandwich, or hell you can bring out the bedouin in you and have it with some ruz bokhary. Serve with a glass of chilled ice lemon tea.

Next week I'll tell you how to make delicous octupus & liver eggplant pie.



Karamilah said...

that sounds delicious, and the part about predators is so funny. hehe

lil fishy said...

i cant believe ur telling ppl how to cook me :|
and i dont like vinegar, how dare u put vinegar on me 8o|

Stylish-Girl said...

So you posted a recipe..
-does that mean u r one of those hungry-ppl-madly-eyeing-food too ?? :-P

-grocer or super, hyper, ultra, mega (etc) "
hahaa yeah that was funny :P :P :P we have too many markets

-and ummmmm..You Cook?!!!!!!!!
*raises one eyebrow up*
(yeeah u can guess i live in a we're-men-dont-cook house)

-whats with roz bu5ari, u dont like it?! ana bo5ariya you i eat that alot :-p

*yumm i bet its so good with iced tea!!!!
**oh seems so delicious, crap, i dont know how to cook :S

Jundi said...

lol octopus liver eggplant pie hahaha

Anonymous said...

you watch to much National Geographic/Animal Planet.

ren_crow said...

It definitely is. thanks.

no no this is for ordinary fish. You on the other hand I would prefer fried to a crisp >:)

Ya know, alot men cook. All the big cooks at the those fancy restaurants are usually men. I like roz bukhari. But bedus love it :p

yea cant hardly wait!

I havent seen that channel in ages.

Khadija said...

'bring out the bedouin in you and have it with some ruz bokhary'- lol...

octopus and liver eggplant pie? spare us please. ;p

ren_crow said...

its actually quite nice.

His Sweetheart said...

Loved the way you descirbed how people eat!!

True they look like predatore ;D

bb_aisha said...

How refreshing-recipes from a guy:-)

Sounds yum-will try it Inshallah

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