Thursday, January 04, 2007

Roast Mahi-Mahi with Potatoes and Tomatoes : Hout Bi Batata Wa Tamatem

Among the many gifts that Santa Claus :) gave me this year, one was this wonderful cookbook "Arabesque" by Claudia Roden.
This cookbook gives a little history of the food of Morocco, Turkey and Lebanon. It was interesting to find so many spices and vegetables that are used in the Indian sub-continent. If you enjoy Mediterranean food and want to try some simple yet delightful dishes, I highly recommend this book.
Baked potatoes and tomatoes along with the succulent Mahi Mahi make it a hearty dish and the garlic and coriander add that extra zing. I made a couple of modifications to the recipe in terms of quantity, but have stayed true to all the ingredients mentioned. I have the pleasure of presenting to you "Roast Mahi-Mahi with Potatoes & Tomatoes".

2 Mahi Mahi fillets ( you can use Cod, Bream, Haddock, Turbot)
For the Marinade (Chermoula)
1/2 cup chopped coriander
2 garlic cloves crushed
1/2 tsp cumin powder
1 tsp red chilli powder
4 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
1 1/2 tbsp white wine vinegar

4 medium sized potatoes
3 medium tomatoes
Olive oil to drizzle

Slash the skin of the fish, a couple of places across the thickest part. Sprinkle salt and keep aside. Mix all the ingredients for the marinade and marinate the fish in half of the marinade for 30 minutes.
Preheat the oven. Clean the potatoes. Peel the skin (optional) and cut into 1/4" discs. Clean the tomatoes and cut into 1/3" discs. Brush the bottom of a baking dish with olive oil and place the potato and tomato slices. Drizzle some olive oil and sprinkle salt. Mix well. Put the dish in the oven and cook on 475 F for 50 minutes or till the potatoes are tender. While cooking, turn them over once so that the potato slices are evenly cooked.
Take the dish out and place the fish fillets on top of the potato and tomato, skin side up. Bake for 10-12 minutes till the fish is cooked through. Just before serving, pour the remaining marinade over the fish. Enjoy !!

Our dinner : Pupusa with Mahi-Mahi


Bong Mom said...

This looks great Sangeeta
All that tomatoes and potatoes with the fish will give it an added flavor
Santa gave you a great gift

Dr. Soumya Bhat said...

Hey im new to this blog.This dish looks intresting dear.Thanks for sharing