Prep 10 mins
Cook 30 mins
From Madhur Jaffrey’s Simple Indian Cookery, a delicious and truly simple dish.
- 2 teaspoons ginger, finely grated
- 3 garlic cloves, crushed
- 1 teaspoon garam masala
- 1⁄2 teaspoon ground cumin
- 1⁄4 teaspoon ground turmeric
- 1⁄2 teaspoon mustard powder
- 1⁄4-1⁄2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
- 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
- coarse salt
- fresh ground black pepper
- 5 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
- 4 (6 ounce) fish fillets (or steaks, swordfish, halibut, haddock, tuna, or salmon)
- In a small bowl, combine ginger, garlic, garam masala, cumin, turmeric, mustard powder, cayenne pepper, lemon juice, 3/4 teaspoon salt, and a pinch of black pepper. Stir in about 1 tablespoon warm water to form a very thick paste.
- Brush a baking sheet or broiler pan with 1 tablespoon butter; place fish on top.
- Cover fish on both sides with marinade; set aside for at least 15 minutes but no more than 30 minutes.
- Preheat broiler.
- Drizzle 2 tablespoons butter over fish; broil until nicely browned, 5 to 6 minutes. Turn over steaks, and drizzle with remaining 2 tablespoons butter; broil until browned and cooked through.
- Serve immediately.
We really enjoyed this Indian spiced fish recipe. It was easy to prepare and packed a lot of flavor. I used swordfish and halved the recipe to suit 1 lb of fish, which worked fine. Other than halving, we made no modifications to the recipe. It was perfect as is. We served with Aloo Gobi - Cauliflower and Potatoes 17382 as a side. Thanks for a great, easy dinner!
Yummy! Easy, fast, healthy and delicious. LOVE IT! I followed the recipe except for the water. I just added lemon juice to make the paste. I did not add as much butter. I used Reynolds non-stick aluminum foil and no butter. I did put about 1 teaspoon of butter on top of the fish before putting into the broiler. The kids thought it was too spicy but we loved it. I will make this again. Thank you.
I'll just leave comments as I didn't broil the fish! I made 1/2 marinade recipe for a 220 g salmon fillet; marinated for 20 minutes, baked in the oven, 20 minutes at 200 C. (How is that for a constellation of 2's? :-) ) Turned out delicious!! Not super-spicy at all, just very flavourful and lovely. Will definitely make again - thank you for the recipe!