Friday, December 24, 2010

Crispy Fish With Spinach Butter Rice And Orange Sauce (Christmas Special)

I know everyone of you are busy with your last minute Christmas preparation and I am also waiting for a rocking day but this year I plan a non –hassle Christmas dinner. A very delicious, eye appealing dish and a total meal and easy to cook so that you have lot of time to spend with your friends and family. I hope you will like crispy fish with spinach butter rice and orange sauce a simple yet elegant festive dinner plan.
For Crispy Fish
Fish fillets  4 pieces 
Black pepper to taste
Salt                   to taste
Mustard sauce  1 tea spoon
Lemon juice      1 table spoon
Ginger garlic paste  1/2 teaspoon
Oil              to deep fry
For Batter:
All purpose flour   2 teaspoon
Corn flour                 2 teaspoon
Salt                           to taste
For Spinach 
Spinach    1/2 bowl blanched and roughly chopped
Garlic       2 clove chopped
Butter or diet butter  1/2  teaspoon
Mozzarella cheese  1 cube
Salt  and pepper to taste
For Butter Rice
Cooked long grain rice  2 small  bowl 
Butter or diet butter   1 heaping spoon
Red green and yellow bell pepper  1/4  cup finely diced
Salt and pepper  to taste
For Orange Sauce
Butter  1/2  teaspoon
All purpose flour   1  teaspoon
Orange juice           1/2  to 1 cup
Sugar                       a pinch 
Salt and pepper     to taste


Don’t get panic seeing the long list of ingredients but truly speaking friend if you go through the procedure then it is just some prior preparation and then a delicious dish can be presented within half an hour and  your guest book will be filled with overwhelming appreciations.
Now I will start with Orange sauce
Place a fry pan on medium flame and then let the butter melt in it, add one teaspoon of flour stir for half a minute then add the orange juice. Stir for few minutes adjust seasoning. Let it thicken and then put off the flame.
For Spinach
Put a pan on flame let the butter melt in it then add the chopped garlic stir and then add the balanced spinach in it. Stir for 2minutes adjust the seasoning. Then add the grated mozzarella cheese in it let the cheese melt it will give a chewy texture to the spinach. Put off the flame your spinach is ready.
For Butter Rice
Put another pan on flame let butter melt in it add the bell pepper in it. Stir for a minute then add the cooked rice (I use the good quality of basmati rice) then add salt and pepper. Mix well and you are done with the butter rice.
These steps you can prepare in the day time if you are making dish for dinner, just you should have to on your microwave to warm them up when you dish out.
For Crispy Fish
Marinate the fish fillets with salt, pepper, mustard sauce, ginger garlic paste and lemon juice for half an hour. Now take a bowl take flour and corn flour in it and now pour soda water in it (this will make your fried fish really crisp), I am not giving any measurement of it just make sure that the consistency of the batter should not be too thick or thin but the medium consistency to coat well then deep fry those fish fillets. Drain out the excess oil.
Your whole dish is complete now come the presentation part that’s up to you, you can use your creative to make it appealing but if you ask me I take small bowl place a layer of butter rice and then spread the spinach above it then another layer of rice and then press well. Now in the serving plate I just turn the bowl upside down and pour the orange in the base of the plate and place the crispy fried fish above the rice tomb.
Serve with some green salad and a delectable dessert. A rocking hit Christmas dish, I hope you will like it.

Christmas is forever, not for just one day,
for loving, sharing, giving,
May your world be filled with warmth and good cheer this Holy season, and throughout the year! Wish your Christmas be filled with peace and love.
 Merry Xmas!

Be Happy And Stay Healthy. source source



katerina said...

This is such a refreshing idea Sutapa. Merry Christmas to you and your family. May all your wishes come true. Have a great time my friend.

Foodessa said...

I do indulge in a few fried meals once and a while...and surely your specialty would certainly be welcomed ;o)

Sutapa...thank you for such thoughful season's greetings.
Here's wishing you a memorable Christmas with your loved ones and the very best in the New Year.

Ciao for now,

My Little Space said...

Hey Sutapa, you've just posted one of my favourites. Yummm..... Btw, love the naked Santa. haha.... Wishing you & your family a very Merry Christmas & a Happy New Year. It's been a busy month. Hoping to have more time for everyone of you. May god bless you all.
Best wishes, Kristy ((hugs))

Ushnish Ghosh said...

Dear Sutapa
Merry Christmas and Happy new year !
This is the kind of healthy food ( not health food) I would love to eat everyday..ha ha
I like the batter and note the use of soda water. Very nice dish indeed.
I normally use a chilled Tempura mix batter...but now I will try your one.
Have a nice weekend

Priya said...

Omg, am inviting myself to ur place, sooo tempting dishes..

Happy holidays dear..

Claudia said...

I love that even though it is fried - it is light. And yes - simple and festive. Glad that Santa gets to leave the North Pole for a spell. Happy holidays!

Angie's Recipes said...

Crisp battered fish, butter rice and spinach...that sounds so delicious!

Anonymous said...

Is there anything better than fried food? Well maybe rice with butter in it. :) You are an amazingly inventive cook - everything looks divine!

Heavenly Housewife said...

Oh, this is just delicious. I love fried fish, but I am afraid to deep fry because I once started a fire that way. It was really scary. Maybe you can make it for me? :)
*kisses* HH

Catherine said...

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year dear!
I hope you and your family have a beautiful celebration and may 2011 bring many blessings!

Shilpi Bose said...

Thanks for your good wishes,I am literally tied this Christmas and the doctor says I need to be all strapped up for some more weeks. Though typing with the left hand is rather tough I find some solace in going through your blog because you really post some delicious dishes; it is rather unfortunate that I cannot try them out due to health problems I am not allowed to have butter.
Wish You A Very,Very,Happy New Year!

Anonymous said...

The fish looks so crispy and delicious! Hope you are having a terrific holiday season!

Gulmohar said...

Looks really tempting...hope you had a wonderful X'mas..Happy New year !

john said...

i was posting my blog Foods to Avoid For Gerd when i saw this blog this was a mouthwatering dish