Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Salmon in Mustard gravy

After spending a whole day in Legoland I was tired like a dog. I was dying to get out of Legoland, but kiddie and Mr. Man was still full of energy. Kiddie desperately wanted to ride the last roller coaster which was still left. I have a fear of roller coaster, so I waited outside when two of them went to ride. I just wanted to sleep on the bench. Anyway, our plan was to our friend’s house who lives 80 miles from there. Again it was another one and half hour drive. Tough I don’t drive on those long distance travel, still it was painful to sit back. We reached their place at 10 o’clock at night, the family greeted us warmly. Kiddie was feeling tired and hungry like starved hunter. When I could put the bags down at their home, I sighed in relief. Anyway, to fill our hungry stomach they arranged some hearty dinner. My friend cooked Rohu fish in mustard gravy. It was extremely delicious. I asked her the recipe.  Today I’ve cooked salmon based on what she told to me.
Four pieces of salmon fillet
Two tsp. mustard seeds
One tsp. poppy seeds (optional)
Two tsp. watermelon seeds (You can get any Indian store, where it is known as “Charmagaj”)
One tsp. sesame seeds
Four tbsp. shredded coconut (If you can grate fresh coconut, the taste will be better)
One inch cinnamon stick
Three green chili (Slitted)
Salt to taste
Pinch of turmeric
One tbsp. of oil (I used olive oil)
Wash the salmon pieces and marinate with salt.
In a mixer grinder, grind mustard seeds with water. After grinding into a smooth mixture, strain it in a bowl, and discard residue. In the mixer grinder, pour the mustard water. In the water add poppy seeds, water watermelon seeds, sesame seeds, shredded coconut, and make a smooth paste. In a deep frying pan, heat oil in medium. Add the cinnamon stick, when the fine aroma will starts coming, add the paste into hot oil. Add 2 cups of water into it, bring it to boil. In the boil gravy ad the salmon pieces, salt, turmeric, and turmeric powder. Let the fish fully cook. Then cook the curry until desired consistency. Serve hot with steaming rice.


9 comments:

  1. The salmon dish looks delicious. Have a wonderful day!

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  2. No words . Mustard and fish, yummycombo

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  3. I wanted so much to like salmon but it's a little too strong for me. I'm sure that sauce would be good on a mild fish like halibut.

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    1. absolutely.. you can use the same sauce with halibut.. :)

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  4. I'm with you -- no roller coasters for me! The fish sounds divine. I never knew watermelon seed had flavor. I always spit them out! We eat a lot of fish so I will try the sauce.

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    1. Hi Cynthia, You can get that as a spice in any Indian Store..

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