Tuesday, June 15, 2010
Roasted fish (Ivorian style)
I'm wishing luck for team Ivory coast which is playing football today, People here in Ivory coast are simply loving the football mania that's in the air. I simply love the simplicity of food here in Ivory coast. Everything is so simple, yet so full of flavour. I guess its due to the use of aroma or flavour cubes in their food or due to the double concentrate tomato paste they use or due to the unique light green colored, extremely spicy chillies. Whatever may be the factor, I would always appreciate good food. Roasted fish is quite common food here and the usual fishes used for the same are like merou, carpe rouge, and its simple. Here goes the recipe...
Petit carpe rouge (small red carps) - 2 nos
Prawn stock cube - 1nos
Local red chilly powder - 1 tbsp
Ginger-garlic paste - 1 tsp
Oil for basting
Mix prawn stock cube, local red chilly powder, ginger garlic paste and make a paste out of it. Apply this on the fish (add salt if required). Baste with oil and roast in a preheated oven at 240degree c for 40 min or till its done. Garnish with roasted onions, tomatoes, chilly etc. and serve.
Traditionally this is done using a charcoal grill, I have used the oven instead.