03/01/2010

Curried fish, 2 varieties

This is basically the same recipe with one ingredient replaced with another.
As I mentioned earlier, Icelanders embraced curry powder as an exotic new cooking ingredient when it arrived in the country and there are numerous recipes for food that call for curry powder.

Here are two that I like:

Serves 2:
400 g fish fillets (tradition calls for cod or haddock, but any lean white fish can be used)
1/2-1 apple OR 1 medium onion
25 g butter or margarine (or equivalent in the frying oil of your choice)
1/2 tsp mild curry powder
1/2 tsp salt

Remove the skin and bones from the fish fillets if necessary (or just buy them boned and skinned to save you the work). Cut into 4 even pieces.

Peel and grate the apple, if using. If you are making the onion version, peel and finely chop the onion.

Heat the pan and turn the heat down to low. Melt the butter (or heat the oil). Add the apple or onion and fry gently for a minute or so.

Add the curry powder and mix well. Top with the fish pieces and sprinkle the salt over the fish. Close the pan tightly and allow to gently cook over low heat for 10-15 minutes. Serve in the pan.

Sides: Cooked potatoes or rice, and a fresh salad.

2 comments:

Canarybird said...

Well that sounds like something I could very easily make and like! We eat a lot of fish but I haven't tried to use curry with it. My most used curry recipe calls for both chopped apple and onion together with curry powder and some chicken broth but I will try your recipe. Thank you..Sharon.

Bibliophile said...

Sharon, I remember making, in home economics class ages ago, a side dish from apples and onions that were fried in oil with curry powder. We served it with fried crumbed fish. Tasted quite good, as I recall.