Crisp baked tandoori fish, crunchy on the outside and soft on the inside! I cook Indian food a lot and tandoori fish is a favorite in our home. I make a baked version of Tandoori fish that is healthy and tastes every bit as good as the fried version. I have a homemade spice mix for tandoori masala that you mix with lemon and smear over fish or any food and when you make it, mmm you get transported to an authentic Indian restaurant. You can also use a ready to use tandoori mix (available at Indian stores). I rolled the fish in some walnut flour before baking it. That ensures a crisp caating and helps seal the flavor. I baked the tandoori fish in my brand new NuWave oven, which arrived on my doorstep last week. I have been eyeing this oven for some time now, so when the NuWave oven people asked me to try out their oven I was super thrilled to do so. I think what grabbed me most about the oven was the fact that meats are baked crisp and tender with no extra oil and the oven is designed to catch all the extra fat from meats. It also cuts down on cooking time due to the unique infrared technology. The oven was all that I hoped for and more. In minutes I had moist tender cooked tandoori fish. It took half the time I usually take to bake my tandoori fish and it was crisp on the outside and tender on the outside. I sometimes the problem of dried out fish when I bake it, but not in the NuWave oven. Clean-up was a snap and it fits right under my counter top. The best part was the time I saved. There is no preheating required, so essentially in the time required to preheat the oven my tandoori fish got cooked! How cool is that ? Needless to say I love the Nu wave oven and can’t wait to use it again. Dreaming up some tender cooked venison steak and some steamed broccoli & baked potatoes for tomorrow.
Fish is a great source of heart healthy Omega 3 and high quality protein. Baking in in the NuWave oven is an added bonus since the extra fat drips to the bottom and you have a tender moist fish with a taste of fried without the extra fat. Walnuts and olive oil provide an extra dose of omega 3 and heart healthy fat.
I wrote this post last week and took a blogging break over the holidays. Since then I made my venison steak and other recipes. I cannot resist giving you a sneak peek at my venison steak which I will probably blog next week ! Check out the picture and come back next week for the recipe.