Fish Masala

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Fish Masala, Surinamese style, is absolutely wonderful. The garam masala seasoning is quite spicy, so you can adjust the level of hot & spicy your fish masala will be with how many (if any) hot peppers you want to include.

Fish Masala

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Fish Masala Recipe-

  • 2 lb. fresh fish steaks or fillets (trout, cod, almost any favorite fish of yours)
  • Large onion, peeled and chopped into cubes
  • 4 large cloves of garlic, peeled and rough chopped
  • 2 tbsp. Garam Masala seasoning powder
  • 3 tbsp. tomato ketchup
  • Sunflower oil, for frying
  • 1 or 2 Scotch Bonnet hot chili peppers (leave them out altogether if you don’t like hot/spicy dishes – these little peppers are hot!)
  • 1 tsp. sugar
  • Salt, to taste
  1. Sauté the fish fillets in sunflower oil until tender and browned, then remove from the skillet and set aside.
  2. Add the diced onion and chopped garlic into the pan, and fry until both are nice and glazed.
  3. Now add in the garam masala, stirring as you do.
  4. Add the fried fish fillets back in now, with the hot peppers, sugar, and salt to taste, and just enough water to loosen the mixture so it simmers well.
  5. Simmer for about 10 minutes, stirring now and then, and turning the fillets over to get them evenly coated in the spicy masala sauce.
  6. Serve your Fish Masala with steamy white rice, and garnishes of lemon wedges and sliced raw onions.