Last Sunday I was in a good mood....this usually means N will get lucky (not what you think, any of you perverts...haha)...this means that N will get some good food! So this Sunday I checked my fridge to see what I had...and yipee, I found that I had some trout fish!!!
N and I both come from the western coastal region of India...no prizes for guessing that fish and coconut are a huge part of our food...in the place where my parents stay in Mumbai, we get amazing fresh fish every day...the frozen fish we get here in Vancouver just doesn't compare with the fresh one...fresh pomfret, prawns, king fish, mackerel, Bombay duck...ABSOLUTE HEAVEN....just the memories make me nostalgic....I remember occasional trips to the near-by fish market with my mother when i was little..I used to hate the stink of fresh fish but it was an interesting fare to watch Aai check the fish, make sure it was fresh, haggle with the fisher woman over the price, do the 'Oh-I-am-not-interested-and-am-going-to-walk-away' routine and finally buy the fish for less than 1/5th the original price...miss all that fun here!
Anywho, last Sunday I cooked the fish in two ways: Goan fish curry (a coconut-based, spicy curry) and fish fry (fish marinated with spices, ginger-garlic paste and tamarind paste and then shallow-fried...turns our amazing tangy hot!). I served these with salad, rice and chapatis (Indian flat breads). The meal was complete with a small shot of 'sol-kadhi' (a staple in Goan food..this is a digestive drink made with coconut milk to make sure your tummy doesn't burn with all those spices)!
Fish curry and sol-kadhi
Fish curry, sol-kadhi, fried fish, salad and chapatis
Meal complete; moments before N and I dug into it!
Needless to say, N was more than happy with the food...in fact, he ate so much, he could not move for some time after the meal :) I took that as a compliment to my food! I am dedicating this post to my A, my sweetest little cousin brother who had loved my food so much when he came to visit me this summer....this one (especially the fried fish) is for you, A!!
I am not posting recipes here as it was taking just tooo long to write them...however, if anyone wants to know more, I am more than happy to share the recipes..just let me know!