Pan Fried Golden Salmon Fillets – Super easy, mouthwatering fish for dinner tonight!!

This crispy, golden, pan-fried salmon fillet, mixed with aromatic Indian spices, makes a very satisfying dinner choice, served  on a bed of noodles – with a few slices of garlic bread, as shown in the picture or an assortment of steamed veggies.

The combination of spices gives a real fusion to the fish; moreover, tossing the fillets on semolina has taken a very rebellious turn comparing to the usual – the mild, just-salt-and-pepper version of the Western style marination.

Thanks to my Goan friend, Vancy, who used to live by the sea in Goa and taste fish in every imaginable form,  I got my salmon fillets just right this time.  None of the recipes that I browsed gives this novelty idea of wrapping the fillets with semolina.  Sensing my dilemma, she assured  that semolina gives a very beautiful, crispy, crunchiness to the fish fillets. Trusting her, I did the same and was thrilled with the outcome!

While pan frying the fillets in olive oil, you will notice the juices running out merrily, tempting you to burn your fingers, trying to grab a little piece from a side and pop it in to your mouth! Remember to scrape the juices and toss on the fillets and they will taste heavenly!

Ingredients:

 Salmon fillets with skin removed  2 medium size
Kashmiri red chili powder  1 tsp
 Cumin powder  1 tsp
 Coriander powder  1 tsp
 Turmeric  1/4 tsp
 Pepper powder  1/4 tsp
 Lemon juice  half a lemon
 Olive oil  1 tbsp
 Salt  1/4 tsp
 Semolina  2 tbsp
 Olive oil for shallow frying  2 tbsp

Let’s make it :

  • Combine chilli powder, cumin and coriander powder, turmeric powder pepper powder, olive oil, salt and lemon in a wide bowl.
  • Massage the fish fillets thoroughly with the marination.
  • Cover and leave for 20 min in the fridge.
  • Take out, sprinkle semolina all over the fillets covering both sides.
  • Heat a pan with 2 tbsp of olive oil
  • Shallow fry until golden.
  • Serve immediately with a garlic bread, steamed veggies or even on a little dome of hot rice, your fish fillets will taste their best!

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Fried fish fillets – Golden, crispy fish for a perfect dinner chocie

These fish fillets with golden crispy coating and soft inner flakes taste delicious when served straight out of the frying pan.  A perfectly healthy dinner choice with an assortment of steamed veggies tossed on a dollop of butter. King fish  is the best choice for this recipe for its soft flaky texture, so I suggest you opt for either frozen or fresh King fish fillets for best results.

Let’s make the fish fillets:

Salt it

  • Sprinkle salt and pepper on the fish fillets and keep aside.

Batter it

  • Mix 1/4 cup of plain flour with water to make a thick batter.  Add a pinch or two turmeric to give colour and two pinches of salt.
  • In a flat plate, drop a cup of golden breadcrumbs.

Dip it / Wrap it

  • Now, dip fish fillets in the batter, wrap in the breadcrumbs.

Fry it

  • and deep fry both sides until it turns into a nice golden colour.
  • Let them rest on a kitchen paper .
  • Serve with a wedge of a lemon on the side.
  • Best served with steamed veggies.

 

Now prepare the veggies:

Cut 

  • Take any choice of veggies, wash and cut them into any shape you prefer. Just peel the garlic cloves. (Broccoli, Cauliflower, Green beans, Carrots, Peas, Okra, Cabbage or any other of your favourite vegetable will go just right with this platter)

Steam

  • Place all the veggies and garlic cloves in the steamer and steam until the veggies are soft but their colour should be intact.  If you steam a longer time, their natural colours turn dull.

Butter

  • Heat a wide wok and drop a teaspoon of butter and let it melt.
  • Toss the veggies in butter, season them with salt and pepper.
  • Your vegetables are ready!!

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