How to buy fresh fish (Freshness Factor) ?

Consider the following freshness factors while buying fish for your family,

Mackerel

Mackerel

Red gills of the Fish
Bright scarlet gills/bright pink or red on a fish mean it’s freshly caught. A dull color is old fish.

Finger Test
Softness/mushy means fish is old, a hard form means freshness. Finger tips shouldn’t leave an impression on the fish.

Texture & Shine
The skin should be shiny and moist without brown spots. and must have an appearance of a live fish. If it’s not fresh then it looks dull.

Color of the fish fillet
When buying fillets look for neat, trim fillets with white translucent appearance

Fish Eye Test
Look for clear bright, glossy and dark eyes and sunken, red or cloudy white eyes are not good (not fresh).

How to make the Marinated Prawns Fry (Step by Step) ?

Make Marinated Prawns Fry in just 3 quick steps…,

Marinated Prawns

Marinated Prawns

Ingredients :

14 – Prawns (Shelled & Deveined)
1 tsp – Turmeric Powder
1 tsp – Chilli Powder
½ tsp – Garam Masala
2 tsp – Ginger (Chopped)
1 tsp – Garlic (Chopped)
2 tbsp lime or lemon juice
Vegetable Oil (Shallow Frying)
Coriander Leaves
Salt

Step 1  : Marinate With Garam Masala

Mix Prawns with turmeric, chilli, salt and garam masala. Set aside for 15-20 minutes.

Step 2  : Marinate With Ginger Garlic Paste

Blend ginger, garlic, coriander leaves and lime/lemon juice to a smooth paste in a food processor. Rub the paste into the prawns and leave to marinate for 1 hour.

Step 3  : Shallow-Fry Prawns

Heat the oil and shallow-fry prawns, turning them until they they are cooked. Serve with Cold Raita.

How to make South Indain Style Prawns Fry (Step by Step) ?

Make South Indain Style Prawns Fry in just 2 quick steps…,

South Indain Style Prawns Fry

South Indain Style Prawns Fry

Ingredients :

500g – Prawns (Shelled and Deveined)
3 Medium – Onions (Thinly Sliced)
25 – Curry Leaves
2 – Green Chillies
1 – Fresh Red Chilli
2 Inch – Ginger
3 Tablespoons – Oil
1/4 Tablespoon – Onion Seeds (Kalonji)
1/2 – Lemon
Black Peppercorns (Freshly Ground)
Fresh Coriander Leaves
Salt

Step 1  : Quick Fry Prawns

Cut thin strips of ginger. Heat oil in a non stick pan. Diagonally slice green chillies. Add onions seeds, ginger, curry leaves and onions to the pan and saute till lightly browned. Add prawns and saute for 1-2 minutes.

Step 2  : Final

Chop a few sprigs of fresh coriander leaves. Add salt to the pan and mix and saute for 1-2 minutes. Add green chillies, red chilli, coriander leaves and a little freshly ground black peppercorns and mix. Squeeze the juice of ½ lemon. Transfer into a serving plate and serve.