Ismaili Recipes - This blog contains our family recipes; mainly it is Ismaili (Khoja) cuisine, our family lived in Uganda for 3 generations so we have a marked East African(Swahili, Lugandi) Influence in our cooking AND in our language!! (Kutchi / Cutchi / Gujarati.
In recent years with new additions to the family our cooking includes, English, Pakistani, Italian and Irish influences.
Mackerel is a much underrated fish, and it is sustainable and cheap. It is also a very good source of omega-3 fatty acids, selenium, and vitamin B12. Mackerel is an ideal fish to barbeque as it is meaty and does not fall apart, and is firm and moist when cooked. It has got enough flavour to taste really good in tandoori masala. This recipe works very well for the whole fish, but I could not get any so I have used fillets.
Omega-3 fatty acids are good for your brain and your joints.
4 Mackerel Fillets; washed
3 cloves of garlic; minced
1 ½ inch ginger; grated
2-3 green chillies
½ lemon; juiced
2 tablespoons yougurt
2 level tspn of tandoori masala; available in most Indian or South Asian stores; I used Rajah
Salt to taste
1. Place the fish fillets in a glass dish, add all the ingredients and mix.
2. Marinate for at least 2 hours.
3. Grill or Broil for 5-6 minutes on each side.
I served mine with boiled new potatoes and steamed broccoli.
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