How to make Coconut Crusted Fish -

Marinated fish fillet pieces dipped in egg, rolled in grated coconut and shallow-fried.

Sanjeev Kapoor

This is a Sanjeev Kapoor exclusive recipe.

Main Ingredients : Basa fillets, Scraped coconut (कसा हुआ नारियल)

Cuisine : Fusion

Course : Snacks and Starters

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Coconut Crusted Fish

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Fusion cuisine is one that combines elements of different culinary traditions. Cuisines of this type are not categorized according to any one particular cuisine style and have played a part in a number of innovations.
Fusion food is a general term for the combination of various forms of cookery and comes in several forms.  

Prep Time : 21-25 minutes

Cook time : 6-10 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Spicy

Ingredients for Coconut Crusted Fish Recipe

  • Basa fillets cut into 2 inch pieces 400 grams

  • Scraped coconut 1 cup

  • Salt to taste

  • Crushed black peppercorns 1 teaspoon

  • Garlic chopped 2 tablespoons

  • Juice of 1 lemon

  • Fresh red chillies 2-3

  • Dark soy sauce 1½ tablespoons

  • Honey 2 teaspoons

  • Oil 1 teaspoon + to shallow fry

  • Fresh basil leaves 4-5

  • Cornflour/ corn starch 2 tablespoons

  • Eggs 2


Step 1

Marinate fish with salt, crushed pepper, some garlic and little lemon juice.

Step 2

Chop 1 chilli and add to the fish and mix well. Rub the marinade over the fish and set aside for 10-15 minutes.

Step 3

To make dipping sauce, put soy sauce in a bowl, add remaining lemon juice and honey and mix well.

Step 4

Heat oil in a non-stick pan, chop remaining chilli.

Step 5

Add remaining garlic, ginger and chopped chilli and sauté for half a minute.

Step 6

Spread grated coconut on a plate and add to the cornrflour, basil leaves, salt and crushed pepper and mix well.

Step 7

Break egg in a bowl, add salt and whisk.

Step 8

Coat the fish in egg and then cover with coconut mixture.

Step 9

Place the fish in the pan and shallow-fry till golden brown on both the sides.

Step 10

Serve hot with dipping sauce.

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