April 26, 2007

Karemeen fry

Although we would visit kerala once in 2 years, each visit reminded me of great food we would have. It usually would be 2 month summer vacation visiting grandparents , uncles , aunts and a lot of cousins, and our routine was of visiting some relative every other day.

Mallus are very hospitable people and love to make a table full of recipes to welcome guests, so did my relatives.

Along with all the other delicacies karemeen fry was a must, growing up we didn't have chance to have a lot of karemeen so whenever we were in kerala Karemeen was always on top of the list.
Now settling here in US, although being so far from home , by the advance in overseas export karemeen is so easily accessible :) best part all cleaned ready to go.

I still remember when my hubby had come to see me for the first time, bride-hunting and was asked if I know to cook, my mom smartly replied she sure does only doesn't like to clean fish!!

In response my father in law replied 'oh don't worry in US u will get fish all cleaned up' :)

so here is my recipe.

what u need:
karemeen ; 4-6
turmeric: 1 teaspoon
chilly pwd: 1 teaspoonb
black pepper pwd: 1 teaspoon
lemon juice: 1 tablespoon
oil: 2 tablespoons
salt to taste

mix all the pwd elements to a thick paste , make cuts on the fish and apply the paste to the fish.
marinate for 1 hr.
Heat a pan with 2 tablespoons of oil, fry the fish well each side ,till crispy and done.

Serve with hot rice.


Sig said...

Wow, where did you get the Karimeen from? You have to tell me now!!! You said u are in WA, even if I have to drive to Vancouver to collect this, I am coming today!!!
Plllllllllease let me know :)

Thanks for dropping by my blog today...

Adhi Potoba said...

That is a very charming atory about the father-in-law. The fish looks delicious, too.

Adhi Potoba said...

That is a very charming story about the father-in-law. The fish looks delicious, too.

Meera said...

Very nice recipe. Will tilapia work in this recipe? I will try.
Thanks for stopping by my blog.

MR said...

Thanks Meera,
yes !!actually Tilapia or Catfish both will work equally good.


Nisha said...

Please tell me where you Got the Karimeen from...Thank You

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