Spicy Fish With Tamarind Sauce
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- Grind mustard seeds and chilies in a spice grinder and set aside.
- Combine tamarind paste and warm water in a small bow and mash together to make a brown liquid. Strain through a sieve to remove solids. Toss solids, retain liquid.
- Heat oil in large skillet over medium heat. saute onion and garlic for 5 minutes. Add ginger, saute for 2 more minutes. Add curry powder and mustard-chili mixture. Saute 1 minute. Add tamarind water and a dash of salt. Add fish. Simmer 10 minutes or so until the fish is cooked.
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Really good fish dish. Very tart with great flavors. I used tilapia, did not strain the tamarind, and left the mustard seeds whole and cooked them the traditional way - in the hot oil til they pop. The onions with the spices, aromatics, etc. are a superstar. Some people might want to add just a pinch of sugar. I agree that chicken or any other protein would also work really well in this recipe.
With the chef's permission, I made this with chicken vs. salmon. i browned the chicken, removed it from the pan, added the onions to the pan & proceeded. It is fabulous! This is NOT wimpy food!! Please measure the tamarind properly...I rounded UP & wow, how TANGY can you stand it?? LOL. BUT, even THE PICKY ONE loved it!! The chilies didn't cooperate with the spice grinder & I ended up finishing up with my mortar & pestle. I think this would be good with any poultry, pork, meat or even fried tofu steaks! Thank you! Made for M3C 11/09.
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