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Friday, November 29, 2013

Fresh Fish Fillets in Cilantro Sauce..Mexican-Kuwaiti Fusion

Here is a Mexican Style recipe that is actually very similar to one I made in Kuwait City in the late 70's.
This is a very fresh tasting dish and great served with baked potatoes or steamed brown rice, Use good, white, flaky fish or fresh wild salmon

Serves 4 X 2 pounds fresh fish fillets cut into 8ozs portions, washed and rinsed in fresh lemon juice then rinsed in fresh water and patted dry.

1 cup minced onion
3 cloves garlic smashed and minced
2 tbsp olive oil
1/2 cup ground toasted almonds
3 tbsp fresh lime juice
zest of 2 limes
1 1/2 tsp chopped pickled jalapeno or chipotle peppers
1/2 tsp salt
 1 cup  minced cilantro ( inc. stems)

In a  hot skillet heat the oil & saute the onions for 3 mins.
Add the garlic and cook further 2 mins without coloring.Add the almonds, jalapeno, lime juice and salt..heat through, remove from heat and add the chopped cilantro and mix well

Preheat oven 350f

In a well buttered/oiled 13 x9x2 inch ovenproof dish, lay the fish so they are not touching or overlapping.
Top with the onions-cilantro mix

Bake in middle oven, tightly wrapped in foil for 35-40 mins.

Until fish easily flakes with a fork.

Serve over hot rice or split baked potatoes., sour cream and lime wedges.this is Fabulous.

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