Monday, November 26, 2007

Fish Masala

I've been wanting to make fish masala for a long time. I used to order it occasionally at our now-closed local Indian restaurant. My first-ever blog post was channa masala, and I've wanted to make it with fish ever since. I used cod, since that was what I happened to have in the freezer. Any mild, white fish would work, though. I made the sauce using the same recipe as the channa masala. Instead of adding the chickpeas, I put in some cauliflower, peas and the fish. I pan-seared the fish first, then added it to the sauce. I let it simmer for a while (1/2 hour, maybe?), then turned the heat completely off. We ate it a half-an-hour later. The fish had gotten really tender and kind of fell into chunks. We had it over jasmine rice. I thought it was very good, and Sleek thought it was out-of-control good. So, I consider it a success.

I finally got Radiohead's In Rainbows album on my iPod. I've been listening to it like crazy. It's so damn good. You can link to download the album from their myspace page. (You know, you can pay whatever you want for it.) They also have quite a few songs from the album available for play on their myspace page.

Be prepared for some heavy posting on Chez Mama. Between now and Christmas I'm doing a "12 Days of Goodies" segment. I hope I'm not overly-ambitious!

7 comments:

SleekPelt said...

It may be the best dish you've made since you started this kick-ass blog, DM.

carrie said...

It looks great, but I'm kind of "fished out" for awhile since we were in seafood heaven last week!! Can't wait to see all of your goodies. I don't make too many goodies, it's really not my thing, maybe you'll inspire me.

The Dalai Mama said...

carrie: I don't make too many goodies either, so we'll see!

olives and more said...

this looks soooo yummy. and with sleek's compliment, i gotta try it. and mybe i'll join you on one of your "12 days". in elementary school i was "5 golden rings" in the christmas program. HA!

Rebecca Burch said...

I want some!!!!!

I actually have all the ingredients at home right now.... hmmmmmmmm....

Inarticulate Fumblings said...

Looking forward to the posts... although, we're going to be in Argentina and Brazil from December 15th until January 1st and won't be able to make any of them until the new year.

Oh... and loving that you jumped on the Sleek bandwagon (actually seeing everyone's faces). You could have named your blog Sexy Mama.

The Dalai Mama said...

olives: I bet you were adorable in that Christmas play!

rebecca: You should definitely make it.

IF: You're making me blush!