Every one loves to relish the flavor of traditional home cooking. Pomfret Recheado is the pride of Goan Cuisine & a must have irrespective of any special occasion. Each household may have their own special combination of spices to prepare a unique recheado masala. Here is my favorite recipe for the ever popular Silver Pomfret for you to enjoy. It is great as a starter & goes well with pulao, rice & curry or steamed rice & dalfry/ tadka.. Bon Appetit ! 🙂
4 med.size fresh Whole Pomfrets
½ tsp. Turmeric pwd.
Juice of 2 Limes
Goan Recheado Masala paste (refer to Goan Stir fry Prawns)
1 cup dry Wheat Flour
Salt to taste
Oil for frying
Select fresh Pomfrets & get it cleaned from the fishmonger.
Slit the fish on either side so as to get deep pockets.
You may do this or get it done from the fishmonger.
Wash the fish well & drain completely.
Apply turmeric, a little salt & lime juice to the entire fish & keep aside for about 10 mins. Drain out excess liquid.
Fill the pockets of each pomfret with the Goan Recheado Masala paste (Refer to the post on Goan Stir Fry Prawns) making sure the masala paste does not spill out.
Place the wheat flour on a plate & roll each stuffed whole pomfret in the dry flour.
Dust off excess flour.
Heat sufficient oil in a large fry pan till hot.
Reduce heat & gently slide in the pomfret.
Fry on med. heat on each side for about 3 mins.
Flip gently to fry on the other side.
Fry till the fish is cooked through & the fish is golden & crisp. (Take care not to burn)
Lift the fish with the help of spatulas (you may need two spatulas).
Drain the oil completely by turning the fish on the side away from the pockets.
Transfer to a plate.
Serve as a starter or enjoy with your favorite fish curry & rice or steamed rice & dal fry/tadka.
Tips & Variations :
Fresh fish & fresh spices enhances & brings out the flavors better.
You may grill/ bake the fish if you wish.