Spicy Baked Fish (Tandoori Style Cod)
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A quick and tasty recipe for baked fish using indian tandoori spices that is super tasty and makes an easy weeknight meal when paired with a salad or rice
Recipe type: Main course
Cuisine: Indian, Fusion
Serves: 3-4
  • About 2 lb of Cod (or any other white fish like flounder)fillets, about two large pieces approximately 10 inches long and 2 inches wide or cut into smaller pieces
For the marinade:
  • ¾ tsp of sea salt
  • ¾ tsp Kashmiri red chilli powder (or cayenne pepper)
  • ¼ tsp turmeric powder
  • 1 tsp tandoori masala (or garam masala)
  • ¼ tsp cumin powder
  • 1 tbsp ginger garlic paste(optional)
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • lime wedges,fresh cilantro and onion slices for garnish
  1. Mix all marinade ingredients in a bowl. Apply marinade to fish filets. (Use your hands to spread the marinade mixture on both sides of the fish). Marinate the fish for between 10 to 20 mins.
  2. Pre-heat oven to 450 deg F.
  3. Line a baking pan Al foil and brush with oil.
  4. Place filets on the foil and place tray in the oven and Bake at 450 deg F for about 10 minutes. Take pan out of oven and brush top with some oil and again bake for another 2-4 minutes until crisp on the outside. Take out of oven and cover pan completely with foil until serving.
  5. Garnish with fresh cilantro leaves, onion slices and lime wedges.
  6. Serve with rice or salad on the side.
You can use equal quantities of ginger and garlic and grind it in a food processor to a smooth paste. Or you could also use store bought ginger garlic paste.
You can substitute garam masala if you don't have tandoori masala.
It is important to cover the fish with foil for a few mins after baking. This will help to get the fish out of the tray easily otherwise the fish will be dry and will have stuck to the bottom of the tray. Covering it with foil gives it moisture.
If you are using fish with bones, then you may need to cook for a couple minutes extra since filets cook much faster
Recipe by Cook2Nourish at https://cook2nourish.com/2015/10/spicy-baked-cod-tandoori-cod.html