Jun 18, 2007

Guest Post: Vegetable Grilled Fish Dish

This post has been submitted by chef Mohammed Al Manthari – a Omani student in New Zealand. Please feel free to share your recipes and reviews with the rest of the Omani Cuisine community by emailing us at contact@omanicuisine.com.

Today’s recipe is rich with protein and minerals and tastes great with its seasonal spices and basil leaves. The locals of Oman are known for their many different fish dishes (Fish is the second largest export of the country after all!). I have chosen this recipe as it is one of the healthiest and most tasteful. A must-east for both grilled food fans and sea food fans!

The Ingredients are:

  • ½ Kg of Tuna (Gaithar) Fish cubes.
  • A selection of vegetables (any of all):
    • Courgettes
    • Mushrooms
    • Cauliflower,
    • Yellow, Green, Red Peppers
    • Egg plant
    • Lady fingers (Okra)
  • 2 crushed green chillies (amendable, 1 makes it mild).
  • 1 large onion
  • 3 tomatoes
  • Basil (a handful)
  • 1 lemon
  • 2 teaspoons fish curry powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • ½ teaspoon red chilli powder
  • ½ teaspoon turmeric
  • 3 cloves of crushed garlic

Before anything, marinate the fish cubes for an hour to 3 hours into bowel and add the green chillies, lemon, fish curry powder, salt, black pepper, turmeric, garlic and red chilli powder, then return the bowel in the fridge.

  1. Cut onions into small cubes.
  2. Heat up the pot and add 2-teaspoon oil (preferably, olive oil).
  3. Add the onions and let it fry until golden brown.
  4. then cut the tomatoes into smaller cubes and add them
  5. add the marinated fish.
  6. let it cook for 10 minutes.
  7. add the basil leaves
  8. then add all the vegetables and add a cup of warm water.
  9. let it all cook for another 20-30 minutes on medium heat.
  10. heat the oven and add the fish pieces only to grill for 10-15 minutes, while the rest of the vegetables are cooking in lower heat.

N.B: the spices are adjustable depending on your taste.

Hope you enjoy your vegetable fish dish.