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Bahraini Fish Recipe-وصفة سمك من البحرين

Summer's picture
The recipe is very easy to prepare and cook. The sauce is very flavorful with all the ingredients in it. I used fresh white fish that is a local fish found abundantly in Bahrain, similar to grouper fish.
Ingredients
  Turmeric 1 Teaspoon
  Vegetable oil 2 Tablespoon
  Fish fillet 1 Kilogram, cubed
  Jalapeno 2 , seeds removed and finely chopped
  Chopped fresh ginger 1 Tablespoon
  Garlic 4 Clove (20 gm), chopped
  Garlic ginger paste 2 Tablespoon
  Ginger garlic paste 1 Teaspoon (Add More To Intensify Its Flavor)
  Onions 2 Medium, chopped
  Tomatoes 2 Medium, chopped
  Mustard 1 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Water 2 1⁄2 Cup (40 tbs)
  Chicken broth cubes 2 (Unless You Have Homemade Chicken Stock I Used Vegetable Stock Cubes)
  Chopped fresh cilantro/A bunch of parsley and cilantro 2 Tablespoon
  Stock 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Chopped cilantro 2 Tablespoon (You Can Use A Bunch Of Cilantro And Parsley And Cooked With The Sauce)
Directions

Preparation:

Mix the turmeric with veggie oil, and marinate the fish in it for couple of minutes.
Then lay the fish on a baking tray and bake in a preheated 400F oven for 18 minutes to turn golden brown.
In a food processor, add the garlic, onion, jalapeno peppers tomatoes ginger and mustard, and whip until it turns to paste.
I did not puree my sauce, I felt that it would taste better chunky.
Heat a non stick pan and cook the paste on medium heat, without oil, till it start to turn golden,(takes around 5 min) add the water and dissolved chicken bouillon or the chicken stock, whatever you have on hand, and cook for 7-8 minutes more to become a thick sauce, pour over the fish in the oven and continue cooking for 10 more minutes.
I baked the fish fully until it was done, I served the sauce on the side without pouring it on the fish, and rice on the side, it tasted delicious.
Serve over Basmati rice and sprinkle fresh cilantro on top..

Recipe Summary

Cuisine: 
Bahraini
Course: 
Main Dish
Taste: 
Savory
Feel: 
Smooth
Method: 
Baked
Ingredient: 
Fish
Interest: 
Gourmet
Story
The June month challenge at the Walima club is for a recipe from Bahrain. Bahrini food was influenced by many factors such as its location as linking point between the east and the west, its history, the countries surrounding it and the big expat community that it hosts. Indian flavors among the many Asian flavors, Iranian, Arabic and European flavors influence the cuisine in Bahrain, which makes it a great place to try many different foods and flavors all in one place. Arlette chose two recipes for this month's challenge. The first one is a fish dish with special sauce and the second one is called Khabeesah, which is a dessert type of recipe that is common in Bahrain. I choose to cook the savory meal . Fish is a natural resource at the island kingdom and also rice is a stable food in Bahrain, and since I live in Bahrain, it was easy to obtain all the ingredients for this recipe. I made little variation in the recipe, where the original recipe calls for pureeing the sauce and pouring it over the half baked fish then continue baking in the sauce until fully done. I just cooked the sauce fully and baked the fish fully and served each item separately next to Basmati rice. I left the choice to the individual to mix the fish with the sauce and rice.
Subtitle: 
Fish Recipe from Bahrain

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6 Comments

healthyeating's picture
Hey Summer, how have you been? Whenever I bake fish it becomes very messy and my fish goes directly to the dustbin. Do you have any suggestion how to bake fish properly ?
aparna.priya's picture
Lovely video! Fish is my weakness...I always look for new recipes of it. Thanks Summer :)
foodpsychologist's picture
Hi Summer, Your Bahraini Fish looks delicious. You've given some really great tips on sauce type choice and serving with fish. I think all sauces need not be pureed and poured over the fish. They can be kept at the side so that diners serve according to their individual taste preferences.
Hearty.meatlover's picture
Hey Chef! Bahrain fish is remarkably easy to prepare..for me it was a lot easier as I keep on experimenting with varied foreign recipes and had all the listed spices. Infact to tell you honestly, I liked the sauce pureed and not chunky. But that's something which alters with an individual's preference. Please share more fish recipes in future.... :)
passionIfoodie's picture
Bahraini Fish Recipe looks fantastic!I am making it tonight. thanks for sharing the recipe :)
ChrisPlymouthUK's picture
great recipe thank you! I actually baked the fish in the sauce, and it worked out a treat. The fish and sauce seemed to enhance each other perfectly.