Tuesday, April 17, 2012

STUFFED POMFRET WITH GREEN MASALA.



STUFFED POMFRET WITH GREEN MASALA.


Today I have a special guest blogger, Suja Manoj from Ohio. I have always love her Stuffed chicken and Stuffed fish recipes. Noting her stuffing ingredients differ from mine, as well looking very delicious, I requested her to be my guest.

I am glad she agreed and came up with this “Stuffed Pomfret With Green Masala”. It is so flavorful, especially with prawns added, giving a new flavor to pomfret.

My special thank you to Suja for her willingness to be my guest and sharing with us this authentic seafood dish. Let us hear it from Suja:

DO CHECK OUT SUJA'S LINK AT MY SIDEBAR. THANK YOU.


Hi Cooking Varieties Readers!
This is Suja of Kitchen Corner- Try It.


I am from Kerala, India and currently residing in USA, Ohio with my husband and kid. Kitchen Corner blog was the result of a desire to make tasty home made food and to bring back some happy memories.


My husband and myself belong to the north and south of Kerala and so the flavors we were familiar from childhood also varied. Many times we used to discuss about food, regional specialties and the flavors that we found interesting during travel. All that encouraged me to experiment and write down those recipes.


To me the most inspiring cook is my mother. She always cooks great meals and is confident in experimenting and  planning stress free meals... she is my source of inspiration. Blogging has been a wonderful journey and I made friends with some amazing foodies. In future I wish to improve my blog and to take a more serious approach in blogging with better clicks and fusion recipes. 
Today's recipe is for fish lovers. It is a delicious and flavorful stuffed pomfret fish with green masala. The filling used is coconut, coriander and mint paste mixed with prawns. Adding prawns gives a unique flavor to this fish fry but you also make it with just the green chutney. I love to use pomfret fish to make this type of stuffed fish recipe because it is soft and has a mild flavor. 
To make slits or pockets for the stuffing you can make deep cuts as is seen in this recipe or make slits in the top side or the dorsal side of the fish. Try this recipe, you will surely love it.


STUFFED POMFRET WITH GREEN MASALA.


INGREDIENTS
White pomfret fish-2
Turmeric powder- 1/3 tsp
Pepper powder- 1/3 tsp
Lemon juice- 1/2 lemon
salt to taste


INGREDIENTS FOR STUFFING
Prawns - 8-10 medium
(chop or slit them into thin slices)
Onion- 1 medium
Shredded Coconut- 1/2 cup
Coriander leaves chopped- 1 cup
Mint leaves- a few
Green chilly- 5-6
( adjust to taste)
Garlic pods- 4-5
Ginger- 1 inch thick
Pepper powder- 1/3 tsp
Garam masala- 3/4 tsp
Lemon juice- 1/2 lemon
Salt to taste
Oil for frying


PREPARATION:
Clean the fish and cut open the stomach of the fish. Remove the gills and wash the fish thoroughly
Lay the fish flat on a cutting board and slide in the knife and slit open length wise close to its bone reaching to the tail. . Do not cut open all the way through. It should resemble a pocket.
Squeeze lemon juice and let the fish rest for two minutes and wash again. This will help eliminate the fishy smell.

Make a paste of turmeric powder, pepper powder, salt, lemon juice and marinade the fish and keep aside for ten to fifteen minutes.
TO MAKE THE STUFFING
Make a fine paste of coconut, coriander leaves, mint leaves, ginger, garlic and green chilly and set aside.
Heat oil in pan and add finely chopped onion and saute till onion changes color.
Now add the coconut green masala paste and saute for a minute till the raw flavor disappears.
Next add cleaned and chopped prawns. Cover and cook for about three minutes and till the masala becomes dry. Switch off the flame and allow to completely cool before stuffing the fish.


Once the stuffing comes to room temperature fill the pockets of the the fish with this masala paste.
You can also use a kitchen twine and gently go round the fish two or three times and tie a knot. This will help to keep masala intact.


Heat 1/3 cup of oil in a pan and fry the stuffed fish in low medium flame ( you can also cover with a lid for two minutes while frying to ensure that it gets properly cooked). Fry till both sides are evenly browned up or cooked. Serve with lemon wedges.

Once again thanks Wan
Try this..
Hope you will all enjoy..
PLEASE FIND THE LINK TO SUJA'S BLOG AT MY SIDEBAR..

65 comments:

  1. wonderful guest post from Suja...stuffed fish is something really new to me..adding prawns in filling sounds interesting and green masala looks nice..fish looks absolutely delicious Suja, wonderful job dear !! Thanks Suja and Wan for the efforts :)

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    1. hi sobha, thanks so much for your compliments and appreciation.i am happy suja posted this recipe. have a nice day dear

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  2. Pomfret....
    One of my favourite fish since you can cook many recipe with it. My wife, Zezebel like to eat pomfret curry.

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    1. hi lunaticg. zezebel us your wife? what a wonderful surprise. glad you like this recipe. have a nice day

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  3. Great looking dish; according to ingredients, must be very tasty too!

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    1. hi jasna, glad you came, yes the ingredient is catchy, especially the prawns..innovative suja.. have a nice day

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    1. hi peachkins, thanks for your visit and yes, a healthy protein dish. have a nice day

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  5. Awesome fish recipe from Suja.. nice to know more about her.
    I have made a stuffed fish but never used prawns as the stuffing. I will try it out.

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    1. hi shobha, thanks for coming over and i am glad you like this great recipe from suja. have a nice day dear

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  6. This is such a cute and delicious idea! I love it :) I love trying these new Recipes

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    1. hi healthy food recipes, thanks for liking suja's recipe, do visit her blog too. glad to know you and have a nice day

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  7. Wow! That looks really good! And healthy too. I should recommend this to my mom :)
    Good post!

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    1. hi nash, so sweet of you to want to tell your mom about this recipe from suja. being a great cook,she will surely love this, have a nice day

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  8. Thanks Wan for this opportunity,it is an honor to be at your great space. I am also lucky to meet such a sweet wonderful person..have a nice day

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    1. Hi suja, once again, many thanks for being my special guest and I have never seen any fish stuffing recipe with prawns added.. this is very innovative for an aspiring foodie blogger like you… authentic dish. Have a nice day dear.

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  9. walking here with a smile. take care.. have a nice day ~ =)

    Regards,
    http://www.lonelyreload.com (A Growing Teenager Diary) ..

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    1. hi mr lonely, glad to know you and thanks for the blog walk. have a nice day

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  10. Wonderful guest post Ms Wan and Suja. Stuffed Pomfret looks awesomely delicious, prawns and pomfret being my fav seafood tempts me try this recipe soon :-)

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    1. hi prathiba, good to see you, sure love this recipe from suja- she is great and likewise ,you too. have a nice day

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  11. nice to see suja's post here..im a regular at her blog...pomfret is my fave fish and this recipe is so new and tempting...Wan, so sweet of you to introduce bloggers to ur readers through guest posts

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    1. hi ramya, i know you will like suja's recipe, she is a great cook.. well, i like your blog too. have a nice day

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  12. Hi.:) Thanks for sharing delicious food Suja!:) This is another 'must' to taste and try!:) Thanks Wan for introducing Suja..:) Lovely day to both..:)

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    1. hi linda, how have you been doing. happy to know that you like this authentic recipe from suja.. and i know you will visit her too. have a nice day dear.

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  13. Delicious stuffed pomfret,lovely guest post Suja & Thanx Ms.Wan for posting this wonderful recipe..Yummy!

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    1. hi julie, how are you, i know you will like this recipe from suja. have a nice day dear

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  14. oh so delicious..looks & sounds awesome
    thanks for sharing dearies..:)
    Tasty Appetite

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    1. hi jay, thanks for coming dear. thank you, i agree with you on that- suja's recipe looks and sounds awesome.. have a nice day

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  15. A wonderful recipe here, I love it.
    Thanks.

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    1. hi anthony, thanks for coming over, nice knowing you. glad you like this recipe from suja. have a nice day

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  16. Wonderful recipe Suja..I loved the entire idea.In fact,it is a varied treat from you.Thanks.
    And yes,I am first time here.Wan,nice meeting you.You have a wonderful space here as well..Hope to see more.

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    1. hi melange, thank you for coming over, nice knowing you too. glad you like suja's authentic dish. hope to visit you soon. have a nice day

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  17. I've never had pomfret, but it looks delicious!

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    1. hi yummy chunklet. how have you been, surprised you never ate pomfret- its very nice when fried or do curry for the red variety.

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    1. hi cik awi. thank you for coming over. have a nice day

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  19. Thanks to Suja and you for sharing this unique and fabulous recipe!

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    1. hi treat and trick, glad you came and like suja's recipe. have a nice day

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  20. Delicious looking stuffed promfret n mouthwatering presentation.

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    1. hi hemalata, thanks, glad you appreciate the delicious recipe from suja. have a nice day

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  21. My my!!! This fish is my other half's fav because every time I ask him which type of fish I should be, its always the bawal. Very nice sharing and a recipe I will for sure try out soon. My other half will probably finish off the whole fish by himself.

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    1. hi nava, your hubby's favorite?: this time he sure gonna like the prawn added stuffing- better make more.. have a nice day

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    1. hi rina thanks , i know you will like this , bacause you are an adventurous eater. have a nice day,

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    1. hi sm, thanks for your visit and comment. have a nice day

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  24. wow awesome recipe.i heard about stuffed fish,but first time with prawn stuffing.yummy yummy...drooling

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    1. hi achu, how are you. glad you like this specialty from suja. thanks for your visit and have a nice day

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  25. Hi Wan, I may eat to live, not live to eat, but for this pomfret dish, I will live to eat.
    It looks sinfully delicious. a sure 3 plates of rice disappearing.
    Very impressive, outstanding gourmet creation.

    This the kind of dish one might maybe see in the menu of an exclusive 5 star restaurant.
    And a price to match too.
    I love pomfret with sambal stuffings. I guess Suja Manoj has a black belt in gourmet cooking...
    The kind of woman a man would love bring home show mummy under different circumstances.
    My compliments to Suja. Outstanding!
    Best regards, keep a song in your heart.
    Lee.

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    1. hi Lee, thank you for your compliments on Suja's gourmet recipe. Actually what you wrote here, made me imagine this dish being served on a silver platter at high table- wow! instant gourmet looks and taste as well.
      i hope your comments and also those from the other blogger friends will inspire Suja even more, in pursuing her culinary skills. have a nice day

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  26. Ahh! this is looking awesome. I love sea food and after see this dish my mouth goes full of watering.

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  27. hi online pharnacy. nine knowing you.thank you for your visit and compliments, seafood is great. have a nice day

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  28. luks perfectly done...never feels bore 2 eat...yummy.
    Maha

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    1. hi maha. thanks and i agree that one wont easily get bored eating this dish, in fact its appetizing always, due to the fillings . have a nice day

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  29. ohh wow....love the stuffed pomfret !!!looks absolutely yummy !!!

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    1. hi sonali, how are you.. thanks for your visit, i know you will like this absolutely yummy recipe from sobha. have a nice day

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  30. Stuffed Pomfret looks delicious. Nice post both Wan and Suja.

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    1. hi swathi, thank you for coming over, nice knowing you.
      yes, the green masal pomfret by Suja, is delicious and very appetizing. have a nice day-

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  31. Delicious looking flavorful fish, and so beautifully presented. Thanks Suja for the recipe & Wan for sharing it. Have a great weekend!

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    1. hi ambreen, how are you. thank you mfor coming with sweet comments on suja's green masala pompret.. very flavorful and appetizing huh. have a nice day

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  32. Thanks a million for giving this opportunity Wan. Thanks all for the sweet comments and encouragement,it means a lot to me.I thank you one and all for your overwhelming support.

    All this would not have been possible without your the constant support,Wan. It was you who gave me the idea of a stuffed fish and you were always there chatting with me and encouraging me....I would love to extent my sincere gratitude to you and all your friends.Have a wonderful day :)

    Warm regards,
    Suja

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    1. Thank you to you Suja for this great gourmet recipe.
      You have enhanced my blog, just like my other guest bloggers. I am happy to note they love your innovative recipe, especially adding the prawns.
      Glad to be friends with you and have a nice day dear

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  33. Looking all these pictures makes me hungry...
    Never ate this. Maybe it's time to go to the kitchen.
    Thank you Maznah!

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    1. hi ana, thanks for coming over, have a nice lunch and a nice day

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