Discussion in 'Fish' started by moikel, Nov 8, 2014.

  1. moikel

    moikel Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Decided to do this because I have smoked spanish mackerel just done.

    This is one of the classic Anglo/Indian dishes. British colonial forces finding a way to combine food they new with food they didn't.

    Its essentially a type of fried rice dish with curry spices,smoked fish & boiled eggs,some veg I am not putting dahl in mine.

    It was often a breakfast dish or light lunch & a means of eating fish when fresh fish was hard to get or keep fresh.

    Its hot here I can't get excited about big bits of meat.
  2. moikel

    moikel Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Poaching fish in whole milk ,water,bay leaf,fennel seed. About ten minutes or until fish flakes .cool in liquid. Remove fish ,flake into biggish bits. Save a cup of poaching liquid.

    Cook one cup of basmati rice the way you like it.Drain ,cool fluff up with fork.

    Chop 1 onion, 1 red bell pepper,1 clove of garlic,bit of ginger size of your thumb.2  crushed cardamon pods.

    Fry that in a pan in butter then add 1 tab mild curry powder.Cook until onion soft.

    Add fish & rice cook gently 3 minutes .Add reserved  poaching liquid , 3 hard boiled eggs cut in quarters.Chopped parsley or cilantro ,up to you,cook 2 minutes.

    Season salt pepper.Serve with lemon wedges. Flat bread maybe an Indian mango chutney.

    This isn't meant to be super spicy,its history suggests its a bit of a gentle meal for those who need a gentle touch,hung over or desperate for something thats not going to burn.
  3. moikel

    moikel Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Thats it on the plate.

    I used the eggs as garnish rather than cooking them through.

    I havent cooked this before. You here it talked about by British people or see it on TV. They use smoked haddock or cod.

    Its really a version of breakfast[​IMG].Milk ,eggs,bread etc.Some people make it a bit more porridge like ,I went more dry. 

    No real heat ,just the spices in the curry powder,ginger,garlic.CBP.

    Nice way to use smoked fish,I have enough for tomorrow,easy.

  4. You are amazing with food!!! What a treat!! Cheers! - Leah

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