Fish poppers !!

So my hubby is a “fishie”. Let me explain..
I am a foodie and he’s a fishie.. Make sense ?
He will eat fish NOT seafood BUT fish in any form !! dead or alive.. well I won’t be surprised if he does eat it alive..

We once “fish sat” my sis’s two beta fish(s). and he passed that aquarium everyday just eyeing those lil guys.. One day the fish mysteriously vanished.. ok fine, am making that up.. 🙂 somewhere my sis is cringing

Anyway, my son is also following in Krish’s footsteps. We had finished lunch one afternoon and I marinated some fish for a cocktail party we were having that night. Needless to say the fish was made and finished before the guests arrived 🙂

Love my boys! this is for them.

To serve 4

4 filets of fresh Tilapia – cubed about 2″
(trust me there is a difference in the texture and the cooking experience when you use fresh vs. frozen)
1/4 cup OO


2 Tbsp grated garlic
1 Tbsp grated ginger
1 Tbsp green chillies chopped (optional)
Juice of 1/2 a lemon
1 Tbsp cumin seeds or 1 Tbsp cumin powder
1 Tbsp all spice powder (optional)
1/4 cup chopped parsley leaves
salt and pepper to taste


1/2 cup of all purpose flour (or use gram flour for a crunchier texture)

Mix the ingredients of the marinade in a ziploc.
Add the fish and shake to coat well.
Keep in fridge for 2 hrs.

Bring the fish out and let rest at room temperature for 10 minutes.
Add the flour next to coat the fish well.

Heat up OO in a wide bottom saucepan. Turn the heat to a medium temperature.
Line the fish gently in the pan with enough space in between to flip over. Lay one side down and let them cook untouched for 2-3 min on each side. Flip and do the same. Drain on paper towels.

Serve with your fav dipping sauce !!

Have a Fishie day!!!

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