How to make Italian Fish Steaks -

Fried fish fillets served with a basil flavoured delicious sauce

Sanjeev Kapoor

This is a Sanjeev Kapoor exclusive recipe.

Main Ingredients : King fish (surmai) fillets (सुरमई मछली के फिले), Salt (नमक)

Cuisine : Italian

Course : Main Course Seafood

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Italian Fish Steaks

Italian Fish Steaks Recipe Card


Italian cuisine has developed through centuries of social and political changes, with roots stretching to antiquity.  Italian cuisine is simple and a number of dishes having only four to eight ingredients.  They rely mostly on the quality of ingredients rather than elaborate preparation.
Noteworthy changes in Italian cuisine happened with the discovery of the New World and the introduction of potatoes, tomatoes, bell peppers and maize, which are now an integral part of this cuisine.  Italian cuisine is known for its regional diversity each with a distinct taste.  This cuisine today is probably one of the most popular in the world.

Prep Time : 6-10 minutes

Cook time : 26-30 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Spicy

Ingredients for Italian Fish Steaks Recipe

  • King fish (surmai) fillets 4

  • Salt to taste

  • White pepper powder 1/2 teaspoon

  • Mustard paste 1 tablespoon

  • Lemon juice 3 tablespoons

  • Refined flour (maida) 1/2 cup

  • Oil 4 tablespoons

  • Onion chopped 1 medium

  • Garlic chopped 5 cloves

  • Tomato seeded and chopped 1 large

  • Black olives pitted and chopped 5-6

  • Capers 1 teaspoon

  • Fresh basil leaves 8

  • Lemon cut into wedges 1


Step 1

Season fillets with salt, white pepper powder, mustard paste and lemon juice. Roll the fillets in refined flour and coat well on both sides. Heat oil in a pan or skillet and fry the fish for five minutes on each side till golden brown.

Step 2

Drain and place on a serving dish and keep warm. In the same pan sauté onions and garlic until tender. Add tomato, olives, capers and four hand torn basil leaves.

Step 3

Add salt and white pepper power and cook for around five minutes or till you get the desired consistency. Spoon the sauce over the fish and serve hot garnished with lemon wedges and remaining basil leaves.

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