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Friday, January 17, 2014

Whole carp pan-fried and baked

  1. Clean the fish, remove entails. Make shallow diagonal cuts on the skin. Sprinkle salt evenly. You may sprinkle some ground cumin, coriander and pepper too.
  2. Thinly slice onions, chilis and make matchstick ginger. 
  3. In a non-stick, shallow fry the fish on both side and then the onions and chilis.
  4. Transfer to an aluminium foil, add soy sauce and ginger(inside the cavity too). 
  5. Seal and bake for 40 mins at 350 F. Add cilantro.
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Friday, January 3, 2014

Pork Bharta

This recipe was mailed to me by Dad on 10/30/07.  I made it for dinner tonight after ages.

1. Pork, 1 kg / 2.2 lbs (use stew meat if you like to eat the fat., my father prefers leaner cuts)
2. Salt to taste
3. Ginger, about 6 cms or 2.5 inches long
4. One large tomato (optional)
5. One large onion
6. Green chilies, blistered in open fire
7. Cilantro

1. Cut dressed pork meat into small cubes.
2. Boil the cubes in pressure cooker properly with one cup of water and 1 tsp salt.
3. Let the cubes cool down a little & drain excess water. (you may choose to cut further into smaller pieces now)
4.Finely chop ginger &  tomato (may skip tomato). Make onion rings.
5. Dry roast the chilies slightly brown till you can smell the smoky chili flavor. Make a rough paste of the chilies in a mortar and pestle (forego electric food processor for more authentic taste).
6. Chop cilantro finely.
7. Mix boiled pork meat, all the ingredients and salt to taste. Pork bharta is ready to be served. Serve warm.

Thursday, January 2, 2014

Enoki mushrooms with salted fish

  1. To prepare salted fish: Cure fresh  fish of your choice (I used hilsa) in an dry, air-tight container- fill with salt, and keep it sealed in a dark place. Before cooking, desalt by washing away excess salt. 
  2. Dice Enoki mushrooms into bite size pieces, thinly slice onions, crush garlic, mince green/thai chilis.
  3. In a wok, add cooking oil and fry the onions, garlic and diced fish. Add the mushroom, salt , turmeric, red chili powder, minced chilies. Cook in medium low. Serve with steamed rice.

    You may also use Seafood mushroom . I have heard from my parents that button mushrooms taste good with dry shrimp paste. Going to try that next.