Salmon in Tomato Sauce

One of my favorite ways of making Salmon…

It’s Monday, I am chiling at home and looking forward to having dinner with friends. For this holiday, I’ve decided to go light on cooking. I’ve been making easy breezy dishes for the past few days. Well, the dishes are not just easy to make, but they are made in a healthy way and in a delicious way as well. Yesterday, I made this salmon in tomato sauce. It was absolutely easy to make and it tasted absolutely delicious. I am sure whenever I buy salmon or any other fish I’ll be tempted to make this dish. I got this recipe from one of my favorite cookbooks by Rafi Fernandez. The original recipe used Cod and grilled the fish, while I used salmon and pan fried it.

Salmon in Tomato Sauce Recipe

 

Recipe Courtesy: Rafi Fernandes

Ingredients

For coating the salmon

  • Salmon or cod- 4 steaks
  • Corn flour or corn starch-  2 tbsp
  • Garlic powder- 1 tsp
  • Chili powder- 1 tsp
  • Ground ginger- 1 tsp
  • Fennel powder- 1 tsp
  • Coriander powder- 1 tsp
  • Salt- 3/4 tsp
For pan frying
  • Olive oil- 2 tbsp for pan frying

For making sauce

  • Oil- 1 tbsp
  • Bay leaves- 2
  • Whole pepper corns- 1 tsp
  • Cinnamon stick- 1 inch slice
  • Tomato sauce- 3 tbsp
  • Garam masala- 1 tsp
  • Chili powder- 1 tsp
  • Garlic, minced- 1 tsp
  • Ginger, minced- 1 tsp
  • Salt- 1/2 tsp
  • Water- 3/4 cup
  • Cilantro, chopped- 1 handful
  • Mint, chopped- 5-6 leaves
Instruction
  1. Coat the salmon with the above mentioned ingredients ‘for coating the salmon’.
  2. Place a non-stick pan over medium heat, add 2 tbsp oil and evenly coat the pan.
  3. Place the coated salmon over the oil and pan fry it till both sides turn light brown, about 10 minutes.
  4. Combine the tomato sauce with garam masala, chili powder and water, keep aside.
  5. Heat a wok, add oil.
  6. Add bay leaves, whole pepper corns and cinnamon stick to it, saute for a few seconds.
  7. Add minced garlic and ginger to it, saute till it gets light golden in color.
  8. Pour the prepared sauce to the wok, let come to a light boil.
  9. Add salt to the sauce.
  10. Reduce the heat and simmer till sauce thickens.
  11. Gently place the pan fried fish into the sauce.
  12. Pour the sauce over the fish.
  13. Cook for 2 more minutes.
  14. Add the chopped cilantro and mint, cook for a minute.
  15. Remove from the heat.
  16. Serve the fish with rice or salad or mashed potatoes.
Tips:
  • You could use any kind of fish steak.

 

Salmon in Tomato Sauce
 
Ingredients
For coating the salmon
  • Salmon or cod- 4 steaks
  • Corn flour or corn starch- 2 tbsp
  • Garlic powder- 1 tsp
  • Chili powder- 1 tsp
  • Ground ginger- 1 tsp
  • Fennel powder- 1 tsp
  • Coriander powder- 1 tsp
  • Salt- ¾ tsp
For pan frying
  • Olive oil- 2 tbsp for pan frying
For making sauce
  • Oil- 1 tbsp
  • Bay leaves- 2
  • Whole pepper corns- 1 tsp
  • Cinnamon stick- 1 inch slice
  • Tomato sauce- 3 tbsp
  • Garam masala- 1 tsp
  • Chili powder- 1 tsp
  • Garlic, minced- 1 tsp
  • Ginger, minced- 1 tsp
  • Salt- ½ tsp
  • Water- ¾ cup
  • Cilantro, chopped- 1 handful
  • Mint, chopped- 5-6 leaves
Instructions
  1. Coat the salmon with the above mentioned ingredients 'for coating the salmon'.
  2. Place a non-stick pan over medium heat, add 2 tbsp oil and evenly coat the pan.
  3. Place the coated salmon over the oil and pan fry it till both sides turn light brown, about 10 minutes.
  4. Combine the tomato sauce with garam masala, chili powder and water,keep aside.
  5. Heat a wok, add oil.
  6. Add bay leaves, whole pepper corns and cinnamon stick to it, saute for a few seconds.
  7. Add minced garlic and ginger to it, saute till it gets light golden in color.
  8. Pour the prepared sauce to the wok, let come to a light boil.
  9. Add salt to the sauce.
  10. Reduce the heat and simmer till sauce thickens.
  11. Gently place the pan fried fish into the sauce.
  12. Pour the sauce over the fish.
  13. Cook for 2 more minutes.
  14. Add the chopped cilantro and mint, cook for a minute.
  15. Remove from the heat.
  16. Serve the fish with rice or salad or mashed potatoes.
Notes
•You could use any kind of fish steak

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