29.1.10

Peppery Baked Whole Fish!!!




Pepper Fish Fry:

Baked Whole Fish. Baked Pepper Fish. Meen Milagu Varuval.

I have been wanting to cook 'whole fish' for a pretty long time! When you cook an animal whole with its skin-on and bone-in...it always ends up tastier, more succulent, less likely to dry out and its very interesting to spend some quality time, encountering the whole fish on the dinner plate!! For a little more quite an adventurous meal...I would also like to accompany my friends for a fishing trip and head back to grill the catch!! With this weather condition, the plan was completely moot!!!

Anyway, when I spotted this good looking fish (better than the frozen fillets, okay) bagged it quickly. Without putting too much thought into it, I attempted this pepper fish! However, I would like to create a new category saying 'Fast'!! Yeah, its fashioned around the usual style, just prepared some basic spice rub (no, not the store bought one'). Since I have been very successful baking chicken, tofu, mushrooms etc...it was decided to be done in the same way. In many ways it did simplify the process!

Ingredients:

Whole fish (still prefer with head tho')
Salt
Lemon juice /vinegar
Pepper powder - fresh
White pepper powder 1 spoon
Walnuts/almonds ground 1-2 teaspoons
Olive oil few spoons.

Method:

Wash and clean the fish several times, remove the gut and gills.

Combine all the above mentioned ingredients and marinate the fish in it for 2-4 hours.

Bake them for about 20-30 minutes over 350 F. If necessary broil them briefly for 2 minutes.

26 comments:

Soma Pradhan said...

Which fish is it..lovely baking...Without the head, it looks more palatable..

Nandini said...

Whee! Fish! I'd gulp them up leaving the bones!

AshKuku said...

Hey Malar,

Thanks for all the love u shared on my post & me..... We are pals now... aren't we????? I guess it's the thought that matters...... & is treasured......

So it is all fishy here today.... looks awesomely yummy!!!!! Whole fish, with head consumed already!!!! LOL ;-)

Ash....
(http://asha-oceanichope.blogspot.com/)

Sayantani said...

My Hubby loves baked chicken a fish a lot. this one is a sure try in my kitchen.

Tina said...

Delicious....

Sushma Mallya said...

Simple,crispy and very nice fish fry...

Latha said...

Yummy Yummy fish...adding almonds/walnuts is very new to me....interesting.

Rekha shoban said...

fish looks perfect and crispy!!

Angie's Recipes said...

Peppery nutty baked fish looks awesome!

Haddock said...

That looks really inviting and crunchy.

Valarmathi said...

Peppery fish looks yummy yummy.....

Cicily Antony said...

Crispy...wow...

PJ said...

love the pepper fish, Malar! I have never cooked a fish whole, but reading your description I think I should give it a try.

Sailaja Damodaran said...

Sounds interesting....

Siddhi S said...

wow pepper fish sounds interesting, vl give a try...nice clicks

Gita said...

Awesome fry dear..even I too like baking fish...the seasonings you have used here are interesting...will try your version soon :)

Viki's Kitchen said...

Baking a whole fish seems a great idea dear. Lovely presentation.

Food & Grime said...

I have recently gave up meat for a little while but this looks so incredibly good that I may bust out the rod and reel to get my hands on a whole fish to fry. This dish looks absolutely yummy. Wow, I miss fish, maybe I will just give up real meat and let fish slip through? Yeah, that sounds good.

ann said...

Thats a pretty sweet idea to bake it whole..looks so yummy.and with pepper..If its the fresh pepper you cant beat it with anything else !!

Spice said...

Looks really good....btw which fish did u used...

Peanutts said...

yumm peppery fish, looks delish

Malar Gandhi said...

Oh dear...I have no clue' what fish is this, just saw this at Kroger and picked it quickly, don't remember...all I know is 'fish with skin and bone-in' which is so hard for me to find here:)

Devasena Hariharan said...

Different try! Bigggg Tails

Akal's Saappadu said...

looks like you had a great feast with that whole fresh fish , hum?

sometimes I too don't feel like cutting them at all, heheh

the recipe sounds absolutely simple but with well-picked ingredients; love the addition of the nuts in this preparation!!!

looks gorgeous!!!

Aparna said...

Wow... lovely...
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Balakrishna Saraswathy said...

So peppery and delicious:)