All posts tagged: Fish

Fish Ambul Thiyal or My sour fish curry

I had a pleasure to visit Sri Lanka earlier this year. Big thank you to my friends who made it possible and  yet another one for their unconditional hospitality <3. During my stay I was lucky to try different sorts of food: vegetable & fish roti, spring hoppers, various sorts of curry with red rice. Not even talking about the plethora of fresh fruit & veggies. I loved it all! Naturally once back I wanted to recreate some of those fantastic dishes, and my first take was this delicious sour fish curry. It’s not as complex as it might seem from the first look, spicy and beautifully sour in flavour. It works best with the firm white fleshed fish, however, in my version, I used regular salmon. Hope, you’ll like it!   Preparation + cooking time:  a bit more than 1 h/ Serves: 2 We would need: 300 g of fish, cubed 5 cloves of garlic 5 cm piece of ginger, roughly chopped 1/2 tbsp of black pepper powder 1 tbsp. of fenugreek 5 pieces of goraka 2 tbsp. …

Superfood: Smoked Mackerel and Quinoa Salad

Fabulous quinoa meets lovely mackerel in a definitely good for you salad. It’s scrumptious super and packed with nutrients. It also tastes wonderful and has a nice crunch. A perfect salad for a big lunch to share with your family&friends. Preparation + cooking time: 70 min / Serves 4 We would need: 1 medium sized sweet potato, unpeeled Olive oil 100 g quinoa, dry 300 ml of water 1/2 of vegetable stock cube 1/2 of red onion, finely sliced 1/2 of medium cucumber, sliced into thin rounds (or shaped as half-rounds) 3 handfuls of rocket salad 4 smoked mackerel fillets (you can use smoked salmon if you like) For the dressing: 1 tbp of wholegrain mustard 2 tbp of freshly squeezed lemon juice 5 tbp of olive oil Some salt & pepper DIRECTIONS: Preheat the oven to Gas mark 4/ 350°F/ 180 °C. Pierce sweet potato several times with the tines of a fork. Then place it on a baking sheet lined with foil, drizzle over olive oil and bake until tender, for about 45 minutes. Place the quinoa in …