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Fish Reacheado

Features:
  • Non Veg
Cuisine:
  • 15 mins
  • Serves 2
  • Easy

Ingredients

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While the Fish reacheado itself is predominantly part of the goan cuisine, the word ‘goan’ is a Portuguese word which means ‘stuffed’. The name fits the description of the Fish Reacheado which involves plenty of Indian spices and chillis being stuffed into the fish. This particular recipe is meant to make your mouth water because of all the layers upon layers if intense flavors which instantly stimulate all the taste buds of the mouth. This Fish Reacheado is guaranteed to make your summer days into memorable occasions, and the best part is that it doesn’t require deep knowledge of Indian traditions.

Health benefits

Pompfret is considered as a super food in many regions of India on account of being  an excellent source of amino acids, omega 3 fatty acids, vitamin D, B2, potassium, iron, iodine and selenium. The consumption of fish is so important that the American Heart Association recommends eating it at least two times a week to make a part of everyone’s diet.

The antioxidants present in pomfret prevent depression, decrease stress levels and contribute to good mental health overall. Selenium fights off free radicals in the cells and prevents the growth of cancer.

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How to Make Fish Reacheado

  • Mix red chillis, cinnamon, cloves, cumin seeds, green cardamoms, black pepper, ginger and garlic with vinegar. Set the mixture aside for 12 hours and then grind it to a paste.
  • Fry onions in tbsp olive oil at flow flame until they are brown.
  • Add sugar and brown onions to the paste. This is our reacheado masala.
  • Clean the pomfret fish and cut into equal sized portions. Stuff the fish with the prepared reacheado paste.
  • Add some salt and lime juice to the fish.
  • Refrigerate the fish for one hour to properly marinate with the paste.
  • Fry the fish in a shallow skillet for 8 minutes on each side until tender.
  • Serve with bread and enjoy!

Trivia

The commercial fish industry in the United States is estimated to be around $90 billion in 2012, and demand only continues to increase at a fast pace. In fact, the haul of fishers in 2010 was weighed at around 109 million metric tons; a staggering figure which possibly contributes to disruption of our ocean’s ecosystems. 

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