Mark Bittman's Crunchy Curried Fish

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 20 mins

From Parade Magazine

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat oven to 200°F.
  2. Place oven proof platter in it.
  3. Toss fish with vinegar.
  4. Combine salt, pepper, turmeric, curry powder and cayenne pepper in small bowl, then rub mixture onto both sides of each fillet.
  5. Pour at least 1/8" oil inot large nonstick skillet.
  6. Turn heat to medium high.
  7. Combine flour with enough warm waterto make a batter about as thick as yogurt.
  8. Test oil to see if it's hot enough (a piece of flour will sizzle in it).
  9. Turn heat to high.
  10. Dunk fillets into batter one at a time, letting excess batter run off, then place fish in pan.
  11. Do not overcrowd.
  12. Fry fish, rotating as necessary so filets brown evenly.
  13. Remove fish when golden and crisp on each side for 5 to 15 minutes.
  14. Keep warm on platter in oven while you cook remaining fillets.
  15. Sprinkle cilantro over fish.
  16. Serve with lime wedges.


Most Helpful

I have made this recipe several times and it is delicious!

Laura.Wardner December 05, 2009

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