Fried fish is probably my all time favorite dish, especially when eaten with rice and daalithoi (Konkani Daal). When I was growing up, we usually ate salt water fish and my mother either fried the fish or prepared a delicious fish curry. I tried baking fish with Indian spices but I found that the spices did not really cook all the way through and left a raw taste. This is a very simple recipe that I came up during my experiments and the end result is pretty delicious!
- Fish fillets (Tilapia) - 1 lb
- Chilli Powder - 1 tsp
- Olive oil - 1 tsp
- Lime juice - 1 tsp
- Pepper powder - 1/4 tsp
- Mayo - 1 tsp
- Salt to taste
Wash the filets and pat dry
Mix all the ingredients and marinate the fish in the mixture for a couple of hours
Pre heat the oven to 350 F
Place the fish filets on a grill, place a tray below to collect the drippings
Bake the fish for about 7 minutes and then flip the fish over
Bake for another 5 minutes.
Turn on the broiler and broil for a couple of minutes (don't overdo this or the fish will dry out)
Serve hot with lime wedges and red onions.
I substitute the mayo with Trader Joe’s Wasabi mayo, this imparts a kick to the fish, don’t overdo it though, since the wasabi packs quite a punch.