Friday, March 16, 2012

Curry Leaves Grilled Fish

With my recipe of Curry Leaves Baked Chicken being a success, I ventured into using the curry leaves for grilling the sardine fish this time around.  Instead of one one big piece of fish fillet, the sardines fitted perfect for the grilling as the outer layer was crispy while the meat inside was flaky and soft.  The chilly flakes came in for the spicy taste which is a must for us and the fragrant of the curry leaves was all over the grilled fish.  If you like a shot of tangy touch, squeeze the lemon or lime juice on top of the fish before eating.  Either serve this dish as an appetizer for a light munching before the main course or with rice and other dishes prepared for the day. 

8 small fresh sardine fish - de-cut and leave the head on
1/2 tbsp chilly flakes (or as preferred)
3 sprigs curry leaves - shredded
1/2 tbsp blended/grounded ginger
salt to taste
3 tbsp oil

To serve with
salad leaves
lime or lemon - sliced
Mix and marinate the fish with chilly flakes, curry leaves, blended/grounded ginger and salt.
Let it sit for about 3-4 hours in the fridge.
Then heat a portable grill and drizzle oil in.
Grill both sides of the fish until brown and the skin become crispy.
Remove and serve with some salad leaves and sliced lemon or lime.
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  1. Gosh, I could smell the aroma from here. Hahaha! Nice one! Hey Nava, I've just cooked fish too, using a new pan that I've bought :)

  2. ikan kembung....
    when i was young my mum use to cook ikan kembung with kunyit...

  3. I have never cooked a whole fish like that.
    But I do cook with curry leaves and like the taste a lot.

  4. am not really into sardine...maybe i'll try it with other type of fish

  5. Hi!! I bet this dish is super tasty and aroma is just aaahhhhh:).

  6. Another winner! Fresh and sharp! I'm eyeing those salad leaves, one of the few things I can't get here that I miss. Can't find this exact leaves!

  7. Haven't tried using curry leaves in grilled fish! Thanks for this bright idea, Nava!

  8. Wow,,,Nava you tempting me with this Grilled fish,Looks so Yummy with rice and sambal !!

  9. Beautifully done, Nava! I may see if I can grow curry leaves this I can make some of your yummy dishes :)

  10. Yummy grilled fish looks so inviting.

  11. nt really like sardine fish :(

  12. is that kembong fish?? yummmy i love grill fish so much nava, your recipe make me hungry now

  13. this fry looking hot delicious.........loved the presentation....can feel the taste as well...hmmmm..yumyumm....

  14. I love how much flavour must come through wrapping in curry leaves - great idea :D

    Choc Chip Uru

  15. a grilled sardine fish? would like to try that

  16. Looks really good!!! I just love this fish grilled!


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