Spicy Barbecued Fish Recipe

Spicy Barbecued Fish Recipe

Ingredients : Serves 4

4 small mullet, whole

2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice

1 1/2 teaspoons salt

1 teaspoon turmeric, ground

1/4 teaspoon black pepper, ground

1 onion, sliced

2 cloves garlic, peeled

2 slices fresh ginger

1/4 teaspoon cinnamon, ground

1/4 teaspoon cloves, ground

1/2 teaspoon dried crushed curry leaves

1 tablespoon cilantro, ground

1 teaspoon cumin, ground

2 teaspoon chili powder

1 tablespoon cooking oil

Banana leaves for wrapping


Method :

Clean the fish and wipe dry with kitchen papers. Wipe the inside of the fish with some coarse salt, leaving the bady cavities clean. Remove any gills or long spices with kitchen scissors. Wash fish well and cut diagonal slashes in the flesh with a sharp kitchen knife. Rub the fish with a little lemon juice, salt, pepepr and turmeric. Use a food processor to blend the remaining ingredients until a smooth paste. Apply the mixture to the fish, rubbing well into the slashes and bady cavity. Spoon the remaining mixture over the fish. Place the fish in the banana leaves and wrap to make a neat parcel. Place over a heated griller for 10 minutes on each side. Open the parcel for the last few minutes to allow excess moisture to escape. Serve with steamed white rice with some accompaniments.


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