Lemon garlic pan seared rawas


Lemon garlic pan seared rawas on a bed of sautéed vegetables with a side serving of creamed corn and mash potatoes


I had so many plans for that fish – en papilotte or some interesting sauce but alas, it’s a school holiday and spent the good half of the day shopping with the kids. A visit to the mall never stops at shopping, it’s always lunch and either a movie or video games. Today was game time. My daughter is turning 9 in exactly a month and she somehow took longer than me to buy a pair of jeans, a top and some fancy accessories. Walking hand in hand with my son skipping along behind, she says “Mamma am really enjoying shopping now a days”. That’s it, have to cut up my credit cards soon.


Anyway, was so exhausted by the time I reached home that didn’t have the energy to experiment. So kept it simple.

 8 medium pcs rawas/surmai
1/4 cup olive oil 
10 minced garlic
1 tsp red chilli flakes
2-3 tbsp chopped coriander
1/2 lime 

1) Mix the marinade and rub it all over the fish. Leave it to marinate for 1-2 hrs. 
2) heat olive oil in a pan and when it sizzles add the fish. Sear it for 30 seconds and lower flame. It should take about 4-5 mins on each side. Do not cover. Cooking time depends on the size of the piece. 
3) spoon all the remaining marinade into the pan and let it cook. Shut the gas. 
4) squeeze lime before serving
1 pkt mushrooms
1 head of broccoli
mashed garlic
butter/olive oil
dried herbs
chilli flakes
Saute the vegetables on high with oil/butter till they are cooked but still have a bite to it. Season with herbs, salt and chilli flakes.

1 cup of sweet corn
1 tbsp of maida
1/2 cup milk
2 tbsp cream
Salt, pepper

1) heat little butter in a pan and sauté the corn for 3-4 minutes
2) add the maida and sauté for couple of minutes
3) add the milk and stir frequently. Let the corn finish cooking in this sauce. 
4) add the salt and cream and mix well. The texture should be creamy and thick. Sprinkle pepper while serving

5 potatoes
2 tbsp milk
2 tsp cream
2 tbsp butter
1 garlic clove

1) boil the potatoes in the cooker. 1 whistle and slow for 5 mins. Cool and peel
2) mash the potatoes and run it through a sieve to remove the lumps
3) warm milk and add soft butter, salt and milk to the potatoes. Mix well. 
4) add the cream and mash it up
5) heat 1 tbsp butter and brown it slightly. Add 1 mashed garlic and let it sizzle. Discard the garlic and Pour the burnt butter on the mash