Baked Fish Fillets

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Servings 
Serves 4

Slightly spicy, succulent and tangy fish fillets that are also very healthy!

Ingredients
4
fish fillets
( I used kingfish but you can use hammour or tilapia or salmon…any fish fillet that you prefer)
3 tsp
red chilli powder
1-2 tsp
salt
juice of 1 lemon
1/4 tsp
garlic paste
pinch of turmeric powder
pinch of tandoori masala
(optional)
1-2 tbsp
oil or melted butter
Instructions 

Mix the salt, red chilli powder, turmeric, tandoori masala, garlic and the lemon juice to form a paste. Rub this paste on the fillets, then put them in a bowl and cover with cling film. Refrigerate for at least 3 hours, preferably overnight.

Remove the fillets and brush them with the oil or melted butter on both sides, then lay them on a lightly greased baking tray. Pre-heat the oven at 200 C then bake for about 15 minutes or until the fish flakes easily with a fork.

Remove and serve immediately with accompaniments of your choice!


Comments

lovely recipe

aslmlykm..maashaallah,a very intrstng website..
iv noticed in many recipes the use of garlic or ginger pasteid like to knw wat cn i subsitute it for?(am livivng overseas n dnt get this here..
jzklh

Fauzia's Kitchen Fun's picture

W/Salaam, thank you! Ginger and garlic pastes are basically grinded ginger or garlic. You can use them freshly peeled and mashed or grinded.

Assalamoalekum fauzia ur the best cook,i m very happy to join with u. All the best

Assalamualaikum
Jazakallah for ur recipes
Just wanted to ask u if i can use oven proof dish instead of a baking tray for baking the fillets

Fauzia's Kitchen Fun's picture

W/Salaam, yes that is fine. :)

Hello fauzy,pls can i use microwave for the baking of the fillets?salam

Fauzia's Kitchen Fun's picture

Hi, I do not bake/cook in my microwave so cannot be sure on the results if you do.

Hi Salams fouzia...
Congrajulatiöns 4 wining craft 2013.ua doing a great job n keep going on n on..
I want 2 ask a ques can i use coconut oil instead of olive oil

Fauzia's Kitchen Fun's picture

W/Salaam and thank you! Yes you can do that, although I have personally not tried it so not sure on how the flavour would be. If you like the taste of coconut oil then it should be fine.

Aselam Alekum sr.Fauzia. I tried this last week n it was very good MashaAllah!
But mine didn't look as pretty as yours! Yours looked like it was breaded n dry (in a good way). Mine became moist n steamy?
Jazaky Allah kher!

looks delicious mashallah!

Assalam

Tried this yesterday with tilapia which has a very soft flesh. Turns out ok. But the fish did not turn brown as in the picture. Can u tell me why?

Thanks

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W/Salaam, was your oven grill turned on during baking?

Assalam

I do not remember whether I turned the grill on. I will try again and let u know.

Thanks

Assalam tried this again today and turned on grill but a lot of water was left in the baking dish. I have marinated the fish overnight as in the recipe. Can u tell ehat possibly went wrong

Thanks

Fauzia's Kitchen Fun's picture

W/Salaam. Sounds like you put the fish in an oven that was not searing hot. The oven needs to be very very hot when the fish goes in to immediately seal the outside of the fish so any moisture is retained inside. If the oven is not hot, the fish oozes out all the moisture resulting in a dry fish.

Assalam

The fish was not dry but there was a lot of water remaining in the baking dish. Also I tried it with a fish having a soft/tender flesh. So should I preheat the oven at 200 C for 15 mins. Next time I will try with fish not having a tender flesh.

Thanks

Do I need to cover them with foil while baking??

Fauzia's Kitchen Fun's picture

No need to cover them unless you find that they are browning too quickly.

Is that any difference if a place a foil on a baking dish n cover it
So that I can put some vegetables also for a good aroma n presentation

Fauzia's Kitchen Fun's picture

That is ok.