I must thank GM for it was her suggestion to try the recipe. And the fish was special coz it was the harvest of a friend's fishing..
So today was a lazy friday for us. Amit worked from home. I slept almost the whole day. Something that i usually dont do as I kind of hate sleeping.. but when I sleep I am kumbhkaran's rishtedar!! In the evening, I played some songs devoting them to husband while he stepped into a loving avtar helping his wife and got into doing the dishes.. He cannot do the 'boring' household work if there is no good music on. After a while I got bored surfing the net and started my cleaning drive. We didn't realise but it was around 8pm when we both were done with our stuff..
The friend couple called that they are passing by to hand over a part of their fishing yield. P's husband had gone fishing to Fujairah some time back with office colleagues and got some big catches.
With nothing planned for dinner, I thought of GM's idea and put the fish out for dinner.
Here is the recipe: (quantities are all by estimate based on the fish size)
For the Sauce -
olive oil (extra virgin)
ginger garlic paste
dried mint, kasuri methi and basil (i dont go by any rule usually, anything that I lay my eyes on is ok to be included in the experiment)
fresh coriander, chopped.
Mix them all and put the cleaned fish into it.
Put the fish properly layered with the sauce on a foil.
Top it up with chopped onion and capsicum cut into thin long pieces.
(I rolled the onion n capsicum into the left over sauce in the bowl before putting it over the fish)
sprinkle some oregano over it, a lil bit of honey here and there and put it into preheated oven.
(my oven doesnt have temperature mentioned on the knob, which means i need to get an over thermometer, but till then, i am working in estimation. It has option to heat the oven from top and bottom both, but i use the top heating option as of now)
After 10-15 min of grilling (I dont know much difference between grilling and baking in practical terms btw) I checked it with a toothpick. Turned over the fish pieces and let it grill for 10 more minutes to avoid it being uncooked.
When I finally pulled it out, let me tell you it smelled devine. Even the insides of the pieces did not taste bland.. It was real good and without any side dish, we felt quite satistied.
It turned out to be just apt for our appetite. What a lovely feeling when your experiment results are good. It cheers you up.. or is it the magic of the drink ;)
PS: cannot think of any better title, its the surur i guess... :P