salmon pan fry

Pan-Fried Salmon – Delicious fish for dinner tonight!

Pan fried Salmon fillets

This crispy, golden, pan-fried salmon fillets, mixed with aromatic spices, is a very satisfying dinner choice, served with a couple of slices of garlic bread, and an assortment of steamed veggies.

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

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 into your mouth!

Remember to scrape the juices and toss on the fillets and they will taste heavenly!

So, let’s make it;

Ingredients needed:

 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  garlic bread, steamed veggies or with noodles
salmon pan fry

King fish fillets deep fried

Fried King Fish Fillets – Golden, crispy fish for a healthy dinner

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. Fresh or frozen King fish  is the best choice for this recipe for its soft flaky texture.

Let’s make the fish fillets:


  • Wash and pat dry and scrape the skin off from the fish fillets
  • Season with lemon juice, salt and pepper
  • Keep aside

Make the batter

  • Mix 1/4 cup of plain flour with water to make a thick batter
  • Add a few pinches of turmeric to give colour little salt
  • In a flat plate, spread a cup of golden breadcrumbs

Dip it / Wrap it

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


  • Deep fry both sides until they turn into golden brown colour
  • Let them rest on a kitchen paper
  • Serve with a wedge of a lemon on the side
  • Best served with steamed veggies to make a hearty and healthy meal

Now prepare the veggies:

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)


  • 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.

Toss on 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!!