Friday, December 3, 2010

baked & grilled Fish

I had bought 3 whole fish roughly 2  months back and the last one of the lot was still  lying in the freezer long forgotten ,meanwhile I kept buying more fish . There were too many zip locks in the freezer,and this was probably buried in some forgotten corner in the freezer.

Recently I picked up  some methi/fenugreek leaves from the Indian grocery store and wanted to prepare fish in fenugreek leaves/Methi , it is a sindhi recipe and I planned on doing it with tilapia,then  while pulling out a zip lock with tilapia I see this whole fish underneath :) and decided the methi fish will have to wait :)

This  baked & grilled whole fish is one of mine & my husbands favorite, and we love to have it with Sula an Indian wine which goes very well with the Indian spices. I normally throw in some veggies like broccoli,capsicum and asparagus towards the end and broil these for 3-4 minutes  with the fish ,before I pull it out of the oven. The wine is cold and ready we will just squeeze some lemon on the baked& grilled fish and then  dig in .

The inside is juicy and soft
 You can use any fish you fancy:  Red Snapper,rainbow trout,gray Mullet or Pomfret or Tilapia and I baked this in an aluminium foil,if banana leaf is easy for you to procure than please bake it in a banana leaf.

Preparation Time: 15 minutes
Marination Time: 1 hour
Cooking Time: 20 minutes
Serves 2-4 depending on the size of the fish

whole Fish: 1
Tomato's: 2
Ginger: 1 tbsp
Garlic: 1 tbsp
Cilantro: 1 tbsp chopped
Mango: 1 not too ripe and not raw either
Salt: to your taste
Garam masala: 1 tsp
Red pepper: 1 tsp
Coriander Powder: 1 tsp
Lime Juice: 1 tbsp
Coconut grated: 1tbsp
Olive Oil: 1 tbsp

Make vertical cuts on the fish and rub in salt and lemon juice & leave for 15 minutes

Take the rest of the ingredients except fish ,mango and oil and grind them in a food processor.

Now stuff the masala inside the fish and spread it on the outside too, covering the fish on all sides.Chop mango into bite size pieces and spread these with the masala. Pour the tbsp of oil on this and also brush the foil with oil.

Bake it on 350  degree f for 20 minutes and then broil it for 10 minutes on 400 degrees F or till you get the charred effect.

Bon appetit :)


  1. mango in fish sounds interseting. love this delicious fish:)

  2. Wow drooling..can't wait to try this,super delicious,fish and mangoes ,yummy yum..I feel so lucky,banana leaf is available in the freezer section at our grocery,thanks dear for sharing

  3. Kavita-Love the way you prepared the fish. It looks so flaky and always, I adore the spices you use.

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  4. it has come out really tender and flaky! my son loves fish, maybe i will try this out for him sometime. looking fwd to a gr8 recipe using methi from ur kitchen now :))

  5. I have been wanting to grill fish for a long time, but dint know how....thanks for sharing this healthy post. Slurp!

  6. I went to the asian store today and saw fresh milk fish,One lady got 12 of them-no kidding.I was so tempted to buy them today,but had no time to come home and cook it.Baked fish looks very yummy,like the addition of mango.

  7. Woww mango in fish looks terribly irresistible..grilled fish makes me hungry..

  8. You know, I never think to buy whole fish and cook it that way. Yours looks so tender and flakey, I really ought to try it!

  9. Wow..that looks delicious Kavita....

  10. Wow! that must be really yummy & spicy. I'm drooling... lovely blog.

  11. Nice masaledaar tempting.
    Really a treat!

  12. love this..mouthwatering recipe..yummy yumm!!

  13. This is my kind of fish:).Nice and spicy..I love the spices you have used to marinade the fish.. I am bookmarking this recipe to make it :)


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