*  Exported from  MasterCook  *
 
               EAST: CALCUTTA CURRIED FISH WITH CRISP VEGETA
 
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 Serving Size  : 2    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Indian                           Fish
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
                         Stephen Ceideburg
      1/2   ts           To 3/4 ts cayenne pepper
    3       tb           Mustard oil or light olive
                         -oil
    1       lb           Fresh salmon or red snapper
                         -filet
      1/2   c            Broccoli florets
      1/4   c            Red bell pepper julienne
      1/2   c            Peeled, sliced carrots
      1/4   c            Petite peas, fresh or frozen
    5                    Whole cloves
    1                    Two-inch piece cinnamon
                         -stick, broken
    2                    Green cardamom pods
    1                    Bay leaf
      1/2   c            Finely chopped onion
    2       ts           Grated fresh ginger
    1       tb           Dijon-style mustard
    4       tb           Unflavored yogurt
      1/2   ts           Salt
    2       ts           Lemon juice
                         Fresh mint leaves for
                         -garnish
 
   This bountiful combination of fish, simmered with
   plenty of fresh vegetables, comes from the bay of
   Bengal. The whole spices used in the recipe are not
   meant to be eaten; remove them just before serving.
   
   Combine cayenne and tablespoon of the oil and rub over
   fish. Cover and marinate for 15 minutes. Meanwhile,
   combine broccoli, bell pepper, carrots and peas in a
   steamer over boiling water. Steam until crisp-tender,
   about 4 minutes.
   
   Heat remaining 2 tablespoons oil in a large, heavy
   skillet over medium-high heat. Add cloves, cinnamon,
   cardamom and bay leaf. Cook, stirring until fragrant,
   about 1 minute. Add onion and ginger; cook until onion
   is soft, about 3 minutes. Add fish in single layer.
   Stir in mustard. Cook for about 1 minute per side.
   Stir in yogurt and salt. Simmer over low heat stirring
   constantly, for 3 or 4 minutes. Mix in steamed
   vegetables. Transfer fish into a heated serving
   platter. Spoon sauce and vegetables over. Sprinkle
   with lemon juice and mint leaves.
   
   PER SERVING (4 servings): 260 calories 25 g protein, 7
   g carbohydrate, 15 g fat (2 g saturated), 60 mg
   cholesterol, 428 mg sodium, 2 g fiber.
   
   Laxmi Hiremath writing in the San Francisco Chronicle,
   6/24/92.
  
 
 
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