NDTV Cooks, Updated: January 09, 2014 15:06 IST
"Fish, to taste right, must swim three times - in water, in butter and in wine." - Polish Proverb
Fish are usually low in fat and high in omega-3 fatty acids. Omega-3 improves mental functions and helps in maintaining a healthy heart by lowering blood pressure. Researchers have discovered that eating fish regularly may reduce the risk of diseases ranging from asthma to prostate cancer. White fish like cod are a great source of low fat proteins while oily fish like sardines, salmon and mackerel are dense with omega-3 acids.
Quit tip for buying fresh fish - Look for the ones with clean bright eyes. Fish with dull eyes may be safe to consume but not fresh. A fish should smell like clean water and not have any bad odour. The flesh should be bright and shiny. There should be no milky liquid on the flesh as that's the first sign of becoming stale.
Nothing fishy about these recipes, a slight twist, a subtle kick. Perfect for dinner parties. Here are our 10 best fish recipes which we think are a must try!
Masala Fried Pomfret
Recipe by Chef Vicky Ratnani
Crisp fried pomfret marinated in a melange of spices. A warm, sweet and tangy salad of cabbage, kiwi, mild spices and coconut makes a great side!
Fish Curry with Lotus Stems
Recipe by Chef Marut Sikka
A recipe from Marut Sikka's cookhouse. The Czar of Indian flavors teaches us how to cook an authentic Kashmiri fish curry with lotus stems.
Khud Style Baked Indian BasaRecipe by Chef Aditya Bal
Rustic flavors of the basa fish wrapped in a banana leaf and baked. Aditya Bal scoops out this traditional recipe from Raghogarh, Madhya Pradesh.
Fish Curry without OilRecipe by Joey Matthew
Fish cooked with tamarind juice, coconut, onions, tomatoes and chillies, without a drop of oil, in a clay pot. Fresh, fast and flavorsome!
Popcorn Crusted Fish FingersRecipe by Chef Vicky Ratnani
The good old fish fingers with an extra crunch of popcorn. Fish fingers wrapped in a popcorn and bread crumb mixture. Bake or deep fry in hot oil.
Fish CutletsRecipe by Chef Aditya Bal
A fishy party starter! Steamed fish minced with spices, combined with potatoes, shaped into cutlets and fried.
Meen Curry with Ghee BhaatRecipe by Chef Sunil Chauhan
A recipe from 'God's own country', Kerala. Fish is known as 'meen' down south. Fish fillets cooked in coconut milk with tamarind, mustard seeds and other aromatic spices. Goes best with rice laced with desi ghee.
Thai Steamed FishRecipe by Seema Chandra
For all the health fanatics a recipe with minimal sesame oil and brown sugar. Steamed in a range of assorted flavours, fish fillets are served with a sweet and sour sauce. Pure indulgence, guilt free!
Chettinad Fish FryRecipe by Chef Aditya Bal
This one's for all the spice lovers! Surmai or king fish marinated in fiery flavors and fried till crisp. Chettinad is the cuisine of a region in Tamil Nadu known to be the spiciest and most aromatic cuisine in India.
Hariyali Machli With Onion PulaoRecipe by Chef Poppy Agha
Diverse flavours meshed together in this recipe. A succulent fillet of fish cooked in a minty green masala and served with some smoky brown rice.
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