Nothing like a chilled beer on a hot summer day! A phrase that is often used. You might like to enjoy it on its own but it can be used in recipes as well. Beer gives an earthy flavor to food. It can be used in marination, cooking and baking. When you add it to your recipe, the bitteness of the beer is balanced out by the sweetness that onions, tomatoes and other veggies provide. You will be amazed at what goodness it can do to a recipe!
For the theme on “Food Love” I chose a topic to write about a recipe with an unusual ingredient. Wanted it to be something extraordinary. By now you know that beer is the unusual ingredient.
So let’s get started with the recipe…
Freshwater Fish 750gm
Oil 4 tbsp
Fresh Red Chillies 20gms
1 Red Bell pepper
1 Yellow Bell pepper
1 Mild Beer (I used Turbo mild)
Light Soy 25ml
Oyster Sauce 25ml
Salt as needed
Pepper as needed
Season the fish with salt & pepper and leave it until you chop your other ingredients. Chop the ginger in julienne. Crushed the whole garlic pods. Chop the fresh Red chillies. You may keep them a little longer in pieces to pick them out easily later after cooking. Chop the capsicum and bell peppers into juliennes. Chop coriander leaves and shallots into strands.
Heat oil in a deep saucepan in which you will cook your fish. Add the fish pieces skin side down and fry it until half done. Remove and keep it aside.
Heat some more oil. Add ginger julienne, crushed garlic pods and chopped fresh chillies.
Saute it for around 2 mins. Now add bellpeppers and capsicum. Add salt and saute for a while. Make sure you add just a pinch or two as we are using soy sauce and oyster sauce in this recipe which already contain salt.
Once the veggies are 60% cooked, remove half of it from the pan aside.
Place the fish pieces on top of it. Now dress the fish with the veggies you kept aside.
Place the coriander and shallot strands on it. Add soy and oyster sauce from the sides of the fish.
Now pour the beer around the fish. As soon as you add the beer it will bubble up and will continue for a while.
Let it cook till the beer sauce is thick. Once the sauce is thickened, turn off the flame.
Your Beer Fish is ready.
Serve this savoury Beer Fish over a bowl of rice and I’m sure you will enjoy it!
You can even use sea fish with this recipe but just be careful with your pinch of salt. You can also add tomatoes to the recipe for more tang.
With this post I am taking my blog to the next level with Blogchatter’s #MyFriendAlexa and you can find all my posts for the theme “Food love” under the hashtag #seemabwrites .
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