It is never too early Christmas!
The best is always saved for the end of the year - there cannot be anything better to end a wonderful year!
I pray this season passes by slow so that I get to savor every moment of it. So while it lasts - let's get into some cooking , carols, decorating and lots of fun filled moments with family and friends.
I did happen to mention last Christmas that our love for Christmas was one thing that brought Shibin and me close. We are leaving no stone un-turned this year as well. We have put up our tree, our Christmas wreath is in making, cbn radio that plays Christmas songs throughout the year is live on my system while I write this, Christmas movies are up and running in the evenings and I am preparing my December menu!
If you are a person who enjoys this season as much as we do then hurry up - put your tree!! Listen to cbnradio - (http://www1.cbn.com/radio/christmas) if you love the carols and checkout the Hallmark Christmas movie collection on youtube. None of these are sure gonna disappoint you.
I could go on about Christmas but I do have more recipes I hope to put up this Christmas and hence let me save my stories for later. Here is a recipe you could try out for your December menu - Oven baked fish in indo - chinese sauce.
- Fish - 1 kg
- Turmeric powder - 1 tsp
- Red chilly powder - 1 tsp
- Onion - 3 large chopped
- Garlic- 2 tsp chopped
- Green chilly - 2 chopped
- Soya sauce - 3 tbsp
- Tomato sauce - 2 tbsp
- Water - 3 tbsp
- Coriander leaves - 1 bunch chopped
- Salt to taste
- Oil - 2 tbsp
Clean and pat the fish slices dry. Create slit on the fish to help the flavors seep in.
Marinate the fish in turmeric powder and salt for about half an hour.
In a bowl, stir in the tomato sauce, soya sauce with water and keep aside.
Meanwhile heat oil in a pan and add the chopped onions and garlic. Saute for 2 minutes before adding the green chilies and cook until tender. Add the chilly powder and cook the masala. Add the previously made sauce mix and switch off the flame,
The fish can either be baked in a tray or in an aluminium foil.
Pre heat the oven at 200 degree centigrade.
Line a baking tray and pour spoonful of sauce on to the tray and place the fish on top of this. Pour the remaining sauce onto the fish completely covering the fish. Bake for about 25-30 minutes or until done.
Alternatively, place your fish on an aluminium foil and bring the edges of the foil together. Add in the sauce and bring together the edges of the foil , press it together and roll it prevent the steam from escaping. Bake for about 20 minutes or until done.
You may also note -
- I used 2 big Pomfrets and hence my baking time would be on higher side. You may adjust according to the fish you are using.