Friday, March 11, 2011

SALT CRUSTED OR SALT CEMENTED FISH BARBEQUE RECIPE



 SALT CRUSTED OR SALT CEMENTED SEA BASS FISH BARBEQUE
NAME OF COOKING-VARIETIES RECIPE:
SALT CRUSTED OR SALT CEMENTED FISH BARBEQUE RECIPE.
SEA BASS FISH BARBEQUE WITH NUSANTARA DIP RECIPE
Ingredients:
1 large sea bass fish. Do not remove the scales.
Alternatively you can use any very scaly fish of a reasonably large size.
Clean the fish and towel dry the scales and inside of fish properly.
Blend the following into a paste and marinate fish with this paste for 1 hour
3 pieces garlic
3 cm ginger
1 teaspoon sugar
You can now get your barbeque set ready and light up coal etc
Place 2 layers of aluminium foil wrapper on flat surface- the size must be big enough to wrap and totally seal your fish. Put 2cm thick of coarse rock salt on the foil, spread it wide enough to fit size of fish. Put the fish on top of salt.
Next, spread also 2cm thick rock salt to cover top of fish. Put more salt at the sides and ensure that the fish is totally covered with salt. Wrap up fish with foil and ensure its properly sealed. thus forming a salt cement when heated up and hardened. The salt cement will turn brown after barbeque.

Barbeque fish for an hour, by then, the outer layer of salt will turn brown in color and the fish inside is really cooked. The outer part of the salt is really cemented together and not loose. This also depends on how hot your coal (fire) is, if your are not sure, add another 15-20 minutes. This means, the fire must be hot enough to turn the salt into cement and not loose as this will make the fish salty. That’s why it’s very important that the fish must be towel dry, before putting salt on it..

Serve hot. Put the whole thing on a large serving plate. When ready to eat, break the salt and put aside.
You may want a dip, here is a nusantara dip recipe for fish… Mix the following ingredients and leave for an hour before serving.
Dip Ingredients:
4 tablespoon dark soy sauce
3 pieces garlic –minced
1 tablespoon dates vinegar
1 large onion- cut into paper thin slices
1 red/green chili- cut into slices
The health benefits of Sea bass
I have researched Sea bass and found that it - contains omega 3 essential fatty acids, which helps to reduce cardiovascular disorders, improve heart, arteries and veins, and other parts of the cardiovascular system. Essential fatty acids lowers the 'bad' LDL cholesterol, and increase the 'good' HDL cholesterol levels in the body.
Study shows, a regular intake of sea bass, significantly lower blood pressure levels.Sea bass also has good phosphorous and protein content and of course fish oil is good for the eyes.Two servings of
fish in the diet per week, can reduce instances of death from heart diseases
From the Washington Health Department:-Fish is brain and heart food. Fish with omega-3 fatty acids,provides protection from heart disease and are great brain food for you, your children and if you are pregnant, for your unborn child. It is important to continue to eat fish to gain the healthy heart and brain benefits

7 comments:

  1. Can't wait to try this - thanks for sharing!

    ReplyDelete
  2. This is good for pack lunches for kids or office workers...healthy too...

    ReplyDelete
  3. cooking varietiesMarch 15, 2011 at 6:06 PM

    thank you all for your comments. today ,i checked on google search, this recipe is listed at #10 on Page 1 ...out of 4.9m results ! i am so happy, when my recipes get listed.

    ReplyDelete
  4. wow i can relate to this, did you know that it looks like a dried fish here in the philippines called tuyo but less salt and need more sun to dried...

    omega 3 proven also to increase metabolism and has a good effect on skin
    visiting your site nice post my friend

    ReplyDelete
  5. fantastic this barbecue fish!!

    ReplyDelete
  6. Hi there, i read your blog from time to time and
    i own a similar one and i was just wondering if you get
    a lot of spam responses? If so how do you protect against it, any
    plugin or anything you can advise? I get so much
    lately it's driving me crazy so any support is very much appreciated.
    Have a look at my web page : Cooking Simple Vegetables

    ReplyDelete