Nov 25, 2012

Surinamese Fish Masala

Surinamese Fish Masala

Simple dishes are always best, right? This tasty Surinamese fish masala recipe uses only basic ingredients, plus—and this is a biggie to me—you have it on the table in roughly 15 minutes. What more could you ask for?

Now I have to say that I love anything curry—it’s by far my favourite spice to work with—and I especially use lots of it with fish and chicken. Somehow it gives the fish a really subtle flavour without taking over the entire fish, while the chill pepper provides just the right amount of kick.

We absolutely loved this outburst of warming flavours.

 
Ingredients:

1 pound plaice fish (or sole/haddock)
1 medium onion
1/2 chili pepper
1 garlic clove
1/2 chicken bouillon cube
3 sprigs flat-leaf parsley
1 tbsp curry masala
1/2 lemon
3 tbsp water 1
tbsp oil
1 tbsp butter
salt

 
Directions:

Perfect recipe to put these absolutely gorgeous Eden Classic Damast knives that I got from knivesandtools to the test!
Surinamese Fish Masala

The stuff. Pretty basic, really.
Surinamese Fish Masala

Finely mince the onion, garlic and de-seeded chill pepper. I’m mincing the garlic so it will have a mellower flavour.
Surinamese Fish Masala

This Surinamese recipe calls for plaice fish—a European flatfish. You can replace it with sole fish or even haddock.
Surinamese Fish Masala

Squeeze the lemon juice all over the fish and lightly season it with salt.
Surinamese Fish Masala

Roll up the plaice (or sole) and secure them with cocktail sticks.
Surinamese Fish Masala

Heat the butter and oil and sauté the onion for a minute or 3 to 4, until translucent.
Surinamese Fish Masala

Add the garlic and cook for another 30 seconds.
Surinamese Fish Masala

Sprinkle in the curry masala and stir it into the onions.
Surinamese Fish Masala

 
The scent that arises is enough to drive a sane person crazy. It’s that good.
 

Add the fish rolls and cook them all around in, say, 2 to 3 minutes.
Surinamese Fish Masala

The masala will give those fish rolls a gorgeous colour.
Surinamese Fish Masala

Add the chill pepper and minced parsley. Crumble in the bouillon cube and pour in the water.
Surinamese Fish Masala

Bring it to a boil and let it simmer for 7 to 10 minutes, until the fish is done.
Surinamese Fish Masala

Spoon all these lovely cooking juices over the fish before serving and sprinkle some extra parsley for garnish.
Surinamese Fish Masala

Serve as a starter or with a side of steamed rice and vegetables!
Surinamese Fish Masala

Recipe adapted from Groot Surinaams Kookboek.
 

Surinamese Fish Masala
Ingredients
    1 pound plaice fish (or sole/haddock)
    1 medium onion
    1/2 chili pepper
    1 garlic clove
    1/2 chicken bouillon cube
    3 sprigs flat-leaf parsley
    1 tbsp curry masala
    1/2 lemon
    3 tbsp water 1
    tbsp oil
    1 tbsp butter
    salt

Directions
    Finely mince the onion, garlic and de-seeded chill pepper. I’m mincing the garlic so it will have a mellower flavour. This Surinamese recipe calls for plaice fish—a European flatfish. You can replace it with sole fish or even haddock.

    Squeeze the lemon juice all over the fish and lightly season it with salt. Roll up the plaice (or sole) and secure them with cocktail sticks. Heat the butter and oil and sauté the onion for a minute or 3 to 4, until translucent. Add the garlic and cook for another 30 seconds. Sprinkle in the curry masala and stir it into the onions.

    Add the fish rolls and cook them all around in, say, 2 to 3 minutes. Add the chill pepper and minced parsley. Crumble in the bouillon cube and pour in the water. Bring it to a boil and let it simmer for 7 to 10 minutes, until the fish is done. Spoon all these lovely cooking juices over the fish before serving and sprinkle some extra parsley for garnish.

    Serve as a starter or with a side of steamed rice and vegetables!

Meal type: Starter, Main Course, Seafood
Servings: 4
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    8 Comments »

    1. 1

      lekker makkelijk maar smakelijk gerecht..

      enne, hoe beviel het Eden mes? 

      Rogier on Nov 25, 2012 @ 10:32 pm Reply
      1. Beviel geweldig!! Snijd ongelooflijk goed en snel. Ingrediënten bleven niet plakken eraan, en het lag precies goed in mijn hand en was zwaar genoeg.

        En het ziet er nog eens heel mooi uit in foto’s ook :) 

        Kay on Nov 25, 2012 @ 10:34 pm Reply
    2. 2

      Such beautiful photos! Thank you for sharing. 

      Maria on Nov 26, 2012 @ 8:49 am Reply
    3. 3

      wow! Such a simple recipe that looks amazing!

      Bree on Nov 26, 2012 @ 6:42 pm Reply
    4. 4

      Fantastisch! Had nog pangasiusfilet in de vriezer en werkte ook prima! Iets minder chili gebruikt omdat er 3 kinderen mee aten. Die vonden het ook geweldig…..
       

      Marieke on Nov 29, 2012 @ 7:08 pm Reply
    5. 5

      Awesome recipe i’ve made it numerous times thou I changed out the fish for cod as I have it available for free.

      Kristján H. on Nov 12, 2013 @ 3:40 pm Reply
      1. Free cod? Paint me so jealous :)

        Kay on Nov 12, 2013 @ 3:51 pm Reply
        1. Well I work on a trawler hence the free fish :)

          Kristján H. on Dec 26, 2013 @ 2:31 pm Reply

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