February 16, 2011

Cilantro chili breaded fish


I marinated fish fillets in a cilantro and chili paste, and then rolled it in bread crumbs and sesame. Shallow fried it in very little oil on a frying pan, it was simply beautiful. I did over roast it a bit though.

What I used: Serves 4-6
4-6 boneless tilapia fillets
1 cup bread crumbs
½ cup sesame seeds
Marinate:
½ cup fresh cilantro
¼ cup green hot chilies/lesser if you like
½ tsp white pepper powder
½ tsp cumin powder
A pinch of turmeric
1 tsp ginger garlic paste
4 tsp lemon juice
3-4 tsp olive oil
Salt to taste

Grind all the marinating ingredients into a thick paste, massage it into the fish fillets and coat them on both sides. Refrigerate for 30 minutes. 

Set a large fry pan on medium heat. Coat the fish in a generous amount of breadcrumbs and sesame on both sides. Add olive oil on the pan, or spray oil on the pan. Place all the fillets and cook until the crust is brown, flip it over gently. Do the same on the other side. Serve it along with some corn or vegetables. Enjoy!