Pan-Fried Spicy Salmon – Delicious fish for dinner tonight!

Pan fried Salmon fillets
Salmon sizzling on the pan!

These crispy, golden, pan-fried salmon fillets, wrapped with aromatic spices, could be the most satisfying and healthy dinner choice for anyone who fancies a light meal. A couple of slices of garlic bread, and an assortment of steamed veggies rolled on a blob of butter could add extra flavours as well as nutrition value to this meal.

It’s amazing that this combination of spices adds a real fusion to the fish and also by wrapping the fish fillets on crushed cornflakes has taken a very rebellious turn comparing to the usual – mild, just-salt-and-pepper with a dash of the lemon version of frying the same fish.

While the fish are sizzling on the pan, the juices will run out and the aroma will fill the kitchen, tempting you to grab a little piece from a side and pop it straight into your mouth! Seriously, do not burn your fingers! It will be ready in minutes!

Oh, remember to scrape the juices and toss on the fillets before taking them out of the pan. They will taste heavenly!

So, let’s make it;

Ingredients needed:

Salmon fillets with skin on 2
Chili powder or Paprika powder 1 tsp
Roasted cumin powder (pan roast some whole cumin
and grind them to a powder)
 1 tsp
Turmeric powder 1/4 tsp
Lemon juice half a lemon
Olive oil 1 tbsp
Saltto taste
Crushed cornflakes3 tbsp
Olive oil for shallow frying 2 tbsp

Let’s make it :

  • Combine chili powder, cumin, and turmeric powder olive oil, salt, and lemon in a wide bowl
  • Massage the fish fillets thoroughly with spices
  • Cover and leave for 15-20 mins
  • Pat crushed cornflakes on both sides
  • Heat a pan with 2 tbsp of olive oil
  • Shallow fry both sides until golden
  • Serve immediately with¬†garlic bread, a heap of steamed veggies, or a bowl of soup
  • The flaky pan-fried salmon with the crunchiness of cornflakes is definitely a “feel good” dinner choice!
  • Enjoy!
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:

Season

  • 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

Fry

  • 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)

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.

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!!
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