Tuesday, 26 April 2011

Fabulously Spicy Fish Steaks

As I said before this was adapted from a Delicious recipe. It's actually gluten-free, but I nearly took the roof of my mouth off with the spices so I have tweaked it a wee bit in order to make it not so spicey, but I'll also list the ingriedents if you like a bit of spice in your life and aren't a total wuss like me.

  • 4 Cod steaks (or any other white fish)
  • Sunflower oil
  • A couple of limes to squeeze over your fish or for making your plate look fancy!
  • 2 Tsp cumin seeds (halve this amount if your a wuss like me)
  • 2 Tsp coriander seeds (halve this amount if your a wuss like me)
  • 3 Tsp fennel seeds
  • 1 Tsp Cayenne pepper
  • 1 Tsp ground turmeric
  • 1 Lemon
  • 75g Plain yogurt (I used greek natural yogurt and 100g of it to mellow the spices)
  • 1 Small red onion
  • 2 Tbsp fresh coriander
  • 4 Tsp fresh ginger 
  • 2 Cloves of garlic
  • 1/2 Tsp salt
Serves 4

  • Spice grinder or a pestle&mortar
  • First you need to get on with making the spice mix for the fish to marinade in for a few hours. So get all your spices to hand, and fry up the cumin, coriander and fennel seeds in a frying pan until they start to give off a scent then pop in your grinder or pestle and mortor and give them a good old grind under they're powder.
  • Next toast off the cayenne and turmeric in the pan in the same way and add to the other spices.
  • Pop in a bowl with the juice of the lemon, yogurt, 4 tsp of grated ginger, onion, garlic, salt and fresh corinander finely chopped (I use scissors, it's so much easier then fannying around chopping with a knife) and give it all a good old stir.
  • Smother the fish steaks in the mix and then place in a bowl/tray in the fridge covered with clingfilm and marinade for a few hours.
  • When your ready to cook the fish up, preheat the grill to a medium heat and brush a small amount of oil on a baking tray that you can pop in the grill. 
  • Pop the fish on the tray and under the grill for about 10minutes. you shouldnt need to turn them over and 10 minutes should be pleanty for the fish to cook through.
  • Take them out of the grill, and serve up with the limes, rice or any other accompanyment you might like.
  • At 192 calories and only 0.7g of saturated fats its a lovely nice healthy din dins for the summer, so get stuck into the tucker!


  1. Hi, thank you for my birthday wishes x Can't believe I missed this post. This dish looks good! I don't cook much fish, but this is a recipe I might have to try next time my mum comes to visit.

    Have a lovely day xx

  2. Oooh, these look delish. Hope youre feeling better now sweet. I have crohns disease so dont even get me started on bowel issues, haha.

  3. @barrijayne, aww your welcome lovely. it was soooo yummy, im not a big fish eater but it was pretty good and also not too fishy, i hate proper fishy fish!did you have a nice birthday? xxx

    @Bee, thanks mrs! Im not doing too bad thankyou :) I just emailed you! x


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