How to make Creole King Fish -

Marinated king fish cooked in tomato based gravy.

Sanjeev Kapoor

This recipe is from the book Khazana of Healthy Tasty Recipes.

Main Ingredients : King fish, Lemon Juice (नींबु का रस)

Cuisine : French

Course : Main Course Seafood

Creole King Fish

Creole King Fish Recipe Card


French cuisine consists of cooking traditions and practices from France. At one time French cuisine was heavily influenced by Italian cuisine.  It was in the 17th century that some chefs led a movement that developed France’s own indigenous style by shifting it away from its foreign influences. Cheese and wine are a major part of the cuisine, playing different roles regionally and nationally, with many variations.
French cuisine was codified in the 20th century as the modern haute cuisine. Knowledge of French cooking has contributed significantly to Western cuisines and its criteria are used widely in Western cookery school boards and culinary education. 
French regional cuisine is characterized by its extreme diversity and style. Traditionally, each region of France has its own distinctive cuisine.

Prep Time : 11-15 minutes

Cook time : 16-20 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Spicy

Ingredients for Creole King Fish Recipe

  • King fish cut into 1 inch thick slices 4

  • Lemon Juice 2 tablespoons

  • Tomatoes 4 medium

  • Onion sliced 1 medium

  • Garlic finely chopped 6-8 cloves

  • Green chilli broken into 2 1

  • Dried oregano 1/2 teaspoon

  • Dry Basil 1/4 teaspoon

  • Dried thyme 1/4 teaspoon

  • Tabasco sauce 1 teaspoon

  • Salt to taste

  • Fresh coriander leaves roughly chopped 1/4 cup

  • Oil 1 teaspoon


Step 1

Roughly chop two tomatoes and puree the rest in the blender until nearly smooth. Set aside. Pat dry the fish slices with a absorbent kitchen cloth. Apply lemon juice and keep for five to ten minutes. Cook chopped tomatoes, pureed tomatoes, onion, garlic, green chilli and one cup water in a non-stick pan over medium heat for five to seven minutes, stirring frequently.

Step 2

Reduce heat and stir in oregano, basil, thyme, Tabasco sauce and salt. Cook for three to four minutes, or until liquid is reduced and sauce thickens, stirring frequently. Remove from heat and stir in coriander leaves. Cover to keep warm.

Step 3

Heat a non-stick pan, brush it with oil and place King fish slices. Cook on medium heat, turning once, for four to six minutes, or until fish is firm and opaque and just begins to flake. Serve each fish slice topped with about three tablespoons of prepared Creole style sauce.

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