Thursday, August 30, 2012

Sunrise Salmon (Foil Baked)

I am so fascinated to low fat cooking these days, hence keep on experimenting with various method. Aluminium foil cooking is one of them, its used for barbecuing more delicate foods. Salmon is wrapped in foil then placed on the grill, preventing loss of moisture that results in a more juicy and flavorsome recipe. This recipe is inspired from a delicacy in West Bengal(Eastern state of India)  named "Bhetki Paturi". A very simple yet delicate recipe which works for all type of taste bud.

Ingredients:

Salmon:                 2 fillet ( 1X3 inches)
Mustard seed:       1/2 table spoon( roughly ground using Mortar and pestle)
Garlic:                   2 big cloves (minced)
Black pepper:       1/2tea spoon
Paprika Powder:   1/2 tea spoon
Red Chili flakes:    1/2tea spoon
Mustard oil:           1/2 table spoon
Lemon juice:          1/2table spoon
Lemon wedges:      3-4 thin slices
Turmeric powder:   1/2 tea spoon
Salt to taste.
Aluminum foil

Method:
1) Wash and pat dry the fish. Put the salmon in a bowl and add, salt, pepper, garlic, paprika, red chili, lemon juice, wedges,turmeric, mustard oil, and mustard seed. Mix well cover it with a cling foil and refrigerate for 3- 4 hours.
2) Take a aluminum foil and make two big enough pieces to make a pouch which can contain  fish fillet.
3) Place the marinated salmon with a piece of lemon slice on to the foil and close it making a pouch from all the sides. Make a little bigger packet so that the steam can fill inside it while cooking. Please  note: use the less shiny side outside and reflective side inside while making the pouch. It helps in faster cooking.
4) Place the salmon pouches in the grill at 250 degree Celsius for 15 minutes.
5) Take out the pouch carefully and open it on the dinning table. Serve it steaming hot with some boiled white rice.

BON APPETIT...