Fish Balti

Fish Balti ,simple salad, Elderflower cordial.

Fish Balti ,simple salad, Elderflower cordial.

I have been making fish curries recently. I have even used a shop bought paste made by Pataks , not something I usually do. I recommend Patak brand if you choose the same route. This one used Pollack, I have used ling( I browned the ling first as it holds firm shape).Starting with a base of onion garlic or onion garlic ginger, I had no ginger. Then adding tinned coconut milk, what a result. I now have an off cut bag in the freezer for fish curry. The other thing I did was to marinade the fish in ¼ – ½ a lime and pinch of salt, for half an hour to 1 hour,then using something clean to pat it dry(tea towel kitchen paper). This is something I saw Atul Kochhar doing on T.V. It makes a great difference. Don’t forget to taste your curry as you may or may not need to use salt. Coriander at the end if you have any , I did not.
This would be great using prawns or frozen fish (not everyone gets fresh fish like I do). You could add peas or green beans to this. A simple salad is needed for the side(no dressing) or just a flat bread or plain rice. I have Elderflowercordial in the picture as well. I guess lemonade (real deal) is popular in India. I must research this.
Which paste so many to choose, I used Balti. But feel free to experiment.


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