Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Mediterranean Baked Fish

Fishes make Dishes!

For a Bengali, it is a mantra. Though I am not a true fish lover but still love a few of the recipes, specially those are made of Bekti, Pomfret and Prawn [which is largely considered as a fish in Bengal ;) ]. For a tasty Fish Fry (fried Bekti coated in bread crumbs) I can go up to any extent.

What we love about Bekti is the flavor of the fish and what we ignore while making a dish of Bekti, is the flavor of it. That is something I do not like and thus I prefer the simplest recipes of Bekti over Vetki Machher Jhal (bekti cooked with chillies and mustard paste and flavoured with coriander) or Curry. Though Paturi (fillets marinated with mustard paste are fried deep wrapped in banana leaf).

When I found a simple Mediterranean recipe with Salmon, it first struck me with the idea of cooking our own Salmon in the same style and trust me it was a super hit formula...


  • 200 gms of Bekti Fillet cut into 2 pieces
  • 1 tbsp of Lemon Juice
  • pinch of Salt and Pepper for seasoning
  • a sprig each of Coriander and Parsley leaves
  • 1 tbsp of Olive Oil
  • Aluminium Foil

Season the fillets with salt and pepper rubbed on both side. Mix all the ingredients and marinate the fillets in the same for about 30 mins.

Take an Aluminium Foil and place the fillet on it and pour half the marination over it and seal the foil properly. Make sure that the marination does not come out, else the fish will get dry. Do the same for the other fillet as well.

Now turn on your oven and pre-heat at 180oC. Bake the fillets in sealed condition for 30 mins and your done. Serve hot with a sprig of fresh coriander to garnish...

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