Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Hatch Chilli Fish / Tofu

My husband loves spicy food.  On one of our trips, we found roasted hatch chillies and fell in love with them.  They are so flavorful and makes any preparation finger licking good J  Below is one of the fish preparations.  It takes less than 30 minutes to make and is very easy.
·         Hatch chillies – 1 cup (roasted and coarsely pureed)
·         Garlic paste – 1 table spoon
·         Salt – 1 table spoon (add per taste)
·         Fish / Firm Tofu – 1 pound cut into desired pieces (I used Sole)
·         Onions – ¼ cup chopped finely
·         Butter – 1 tablespoon
·         Cumin powder – ¼ table spoon
·         Cinnamon powder – ¼ table spoon
·         Clove powder – ¼ table spoon
·         Water – ½ cup (add per desired consistency)

To a pan on medium heat, add butter.  Let it melt.  Then add onions.  Saute till translucent.  Then add Hatch chillies, Garlic paste, Cumin Powder, Cinnamon powder, clove powder and water.  Cook covered till it comes to boil.  Then, add the fish and salt.  Cook covered for 10-15 minutes or until the fish is cooked.
Serve it hot with Fragrant Ghee Rice
·         You can substitute firm or baked tofu for fish.
·         Please remove the seeds of the Hatch Chillies if you think they are very spicy.