Last week I went on a shopping spree, surprising to stock my fridge and not my wardrobe, priorities do change ti hi hi 🙂
I managed to buy some filleted tilapia. I simply coated the fish with some condiments then pan fried it. I also made some garlic sauce to go with it.
4 tbsp fish masala
3 tbsp coconut powder
2 tsp of water
Fish fillet, cut diagonally
3 tbsp of vegetable oil for frying
1 tbsp butter
1 clove of garlic finely chopped
3 tbsp lemon juice
2 tbsp water
In a shallow plate mix the fish masala and coconut powder.
Add water to make a thick paste.
Coat both sides of the fish with the paste. It’s advisable to set it aside for around 30 minutes to let the juices sip in. Since I was already late in preparing dinner I skipped that part.
On a hot skillet add some oil. Once heated place the coated fish fillets and let then cook for around 4 minutes on each side or until the fish easily flakes with a fork.
Once cooked, line a plate with some paper towels and then place the fish.
For the sauce, melt the butter in a small pan then add the garlic,lemon juice and water. Saute for 2 minutes. The recipe called for some parsley but I was out.
Drizzle over the fish.
Best fish fillet I’ve ever made. The fish masala was such a lovely addition. Very flavourful. The coconut taste was also felt in the background. The sauce added an extra kick to the dish. Hubby enjoyed it to the last bite.
If I could do it all over again:
Make more sauce.
In case you don’t have fish masala, you can combine the spices you already have in your kitchen. Some cumin powder,coriander powder,black pepper would do the trick I also don’t see anything wrong with putting pilau masala 🙂