Simple Cooks

Peri Peri Fish

2 palm-sized (200gms approx.) – fish fillets
2 tablespoons – peri peri spice mix
1 tablespoon – gram flour
1 tablespoon – corn flour/all purpose flour
3 tablespoons – lime juice
½ teaspoon – salt
1 tablespoon – oil
1 tablespoon – cilantro, finely chopped


1.Wash the fillets and squeeze out the excess water. Marinate the fish with half a teaspoon of salt and two tablespoons of lime juice. Cover and refrigerate for minimum 20-30 minutes.

2. Mix the peri peri spice mix, gram flour and corn flour well in a wide and flat bowl. Coat the fish well with this mixture.

3. Grease a baking dish with oil. Place the fish fillets in the centre of the dish. Bake in a pre-heated oven at 200ºC. After 10 minutes, remove the baking dish from the oven. Pour 1 tablespoon oil on the fillets and flip them over. Further bake for another 10 minutes or till the fish has turned crispy on the outside and flaky inside.

Alternatively, heat a tablespoon of oil in a non-stick frying pan. Place the coated fillets in the centre of the pan and reduce the flame. Cover and cook for a minute. Flip the fish, cover again and cook for another minute.

4. Now remove the cover and keep aside. Continue to fry the fish on each side till both the sides are golden and crisp.

5. Sprinkle the remaining lime juice on the fish and garnish with cilantro.


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