Baked Salmon Tikka
The only Salmon recipe I am comfortable with is my Sorshe Salmon (Salmon cooked in a delicate Mustard Sauce). T
he recipe will be in my blog one day, I am sure. But lets talk about the fabulous Salmon Tikkas that I made today. Salmon is not one of my favorite fish, but I try to have it at least once a week, since its good for us. Tired of having the same salmon-mustard curry for months now, today I just wanted to have something hot and spicy and dry... more like a finger food.
I decided to make some Tikkas. This week my pantry looks bleak. I had done my grocery very halfheartedly. There was a power outage last weekend for 26 hours, following a severe thunderstorm, that left us physically and mentally exhausted.
I has salmon in my fridge but no yogurt for the marinade and I also had ran out of Coriander Powder and Garam Masala.
Clean and pat dry the Salmon Fillet and chop in to cubes.
Season liberally with salt and pepper and pinch of red chili powder. Add minced garlic, lemon juice, oil and generous amount of Shaan's Fish Seasoning and mix well. I had this Fish Seasoning packet from the time I made Bong Mom's Dhonepata Maach. Personally, I did not fancy the Fish Seasoning very much and had been lying idle in my pantry. But today it totally proved its worth. You can use Kasoori Methi, Garam Masala, Coriander powder and Aamchur instead of the Fish Seasoning. Another Bong Mom tip! But I say, keep this packed mix handy
Baked Salmon Fish Tikkas are ready. You can have them as an appetizer or even as snack. I had it with my Spring Mix Salad. Since I did not have yogurt, I could not make a dipping sauce. Fish Fry or Fish Tikka pairs well with good old Kasundi (a tangy Bengali Mustard Sauce condiment), but Dijon Mustard will also do.
I recently came to know, that having fish at least twice a week is more beneficial for Diabetics than non-Diabetic. "Centering supper around a fish dish at least twice a week might help people with diabetes lower their risk of kidney disease" says USATODAY.COM. The detailed article can be read here.