November 07, 2008
What a week it has been! While watching the results come in, we had a little celebration of our own with friends and the next few days were spent in euphoria and excitement. At work, on phone, on chat or casual conversation, it all revolved around the magic of Nov 4. This weekend is going to be busy continuing that celebration.
But before I become too busy with that preparation, I want to tell you about this delicious fish that I made for weekday dinner. We recently saw Walleye at a local grocery store and the man at the counter pointed out that Walleye is a great lake fish that they get only sometimes. So we got a fillet and since it was so fresh, I decided to bake it with spices and vegetables. The fish was firm and flaky and it absorbed all the delicious flavors of the spices and veggies it was cooked with. You can substitute this fish with any firm white fish.
1 fillet Walleye
2 tomatoes - pureed
1 medium onion - sliced
2 -3 cloves garlic - grated
2 cinnamon stick
1/4 cup white wine
1/2 tspoon coriander powder
7-8 olives sliced
1 cup sliced mushrooms
1/2 tspoon turmeric powder
1 tbspoon Olive oil
Salt to taste
small bunch cilantro - chopped for garnish
Rub the fish with salt and turmeric and let it sit for 20 min. Then heat a deep bottomed pan and shallow fry the fish lightly. Set it aside.
Preset the oven to 300 deg F and then saute the ginger, onion and pureed tomatoes in a pan. Then add the spices and stir in white wine and let it cook for 3-4 till it becomes a smooth sauce. Add in the mushrooms and olives and cook for another couple of minutes.
Now put the fish in baking dish spoon the sauce all over the fish and let it cook for 15-20 min till the fish is cooked.
Garnish with fresh cilantro and serve warm.