Fish pepper fry/Pepper fish fry/Fish pepper recipe/How to make pepper fish fry/Meen varuval/Fish fry
Updated: Jan 10
This peppery fish recipe with a unique combination of curry leaves, spring onion greens, and tangy tamarind makes this dish truly tantalizing!
Yield: 2 servings
Fish...250g (I used Tilapia, use any fish of your choice)
Garlic (crushed)...1 tbsp.
Green chillies (slit)...8-10
Black pepper powder (coarse, 2 tsp.)
Soy sauce (Low sodium, 1 tbsp.)
Tamarind concentrate...1 tsp.
Garam masala powder...1/2 tsp.
Spring onion greens (chopped, 2 tbsp.)
To the fish add garam masala powder, approximately half the pepper powder, approximately half the crushed garlic, low-sodium soy sauce and tamarind concentrate.
Give it a good mix and let this marinate for at least 30 minutes
Add 2 tablespoons oil to a pan set on medium heat
Add curry leaves, slit green chillies, and the rest of the crushed garlic.
Stir fry for 30 seconds
Add the fish and arrange it in a single layer
Sprinkle salt to taste and stir fry the fish till it's cooked through
This should approximately take 5 to 6 minutes
Fish cooks really quickly cooking it too long will make it dry
You will know that the fish is cooked when it tends to break easily with your spatula
Once the fish is cooked, lower the heat and add butter this
This makes the fish moist and delicious
Add the remaining black pepper add half of the spring onion greens.
Give it a quick stir
Turn off the heat and garnish with the remaining spring onion greens
You can have this with rice or roti or as an appetizer
Hope you enjoyed this recipe! Do let me know!