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Thursday, September 24, 2015

Grilled masala coated Whole Bhetki with Mashed Potato and Vegetables

A recipe I'd used a number of times and it was super simple and the end result was super delicious. The Source : Preeoccupied's Masala Salmon.

However instead of Salmon, I had used Bhetki / Basa in the past. This time I had a whole Bhetki fish, deboned, sans the head and tail. Used it as a whole instead of making small sized fillets from it. 

For the Fish:
Deboned Bhetki - approx 1 kg
onion - 1
plain curd - 3/4 cup 
fresh coriander - 3/4 cup 
lemon juice -2 tablespoon 
green chilies-3-4 
ginger - 2 teaspoon (grated)
garlic - 5-6 cloves (minced)
vegetable oil
Salt-to taste

For the mashed potatoes
Potatoes - 4 medium 
Freshly ground black pepper
Chili flakes
Garlic cloves

For the sauted vegetables:
I used mushrooms, babycorn, peas
Freshly ground black pepper

Procedure :
Fish :
1. Finely chop the onion and deep fry them till they turn red and crispy. Remove the onions from the oil and let it cool. Keep the oil aside.
2. In a blender, add the ginger, garlic, curd, green chilies, coriander, lemon juice, the fried onions, very little of the oil (from the onions) and salt. This blend is the marinade for your fish.
3. Apply a thick layer of this marinade on both sides of the fish. For basting, drizzle the remaining oil you used to fry the onions. 
4. Keep the fish marinated for about 1/2 hour.
5. Place the whole marinated fish on the baking tray and Grill it at around 170-180 deg C about 7-8 minutes on each side. 

Mashed Potatoes :
Boil, mash potatoes.
Fry the mashed potatoes in butter and add salt, freshly ground black pepper and chili flakes, till golden brown in colour
Remove from flame
In 2-3 tbsp of butter , fry garlic cloves till golden brown.
While serving using this butter+fried garlic as the dressing for the mashed potato

Vegetables :
Saute the vegetables in butter with a sprinkling of salt & freshly ground black pepper

Serve the grilled fish with the mashed potato drizzled with butter-fried garlic and sauted vegetables

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