Tandoori fish bites recipe

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serves: 2
Skill: easy
Cost: cheap
Prep: 10 min
Cooking: 5 min

Nutrition per portion

Calories 333 kCal 17%
Fat 12g 17%
  -  Saturates 2.5g 13%
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  • Fancy something a little different from your usual curry? Try these tasty little tandoori fish bites – served with rice, a homemade raita and salad it’s only 333 cals per meal


    • 150g pot plain yogurt
    • 2tbsp tandoori curry paste
    • 1tbsp lime or lemon juice
    • 350g haddock loin or monkfish tail cut into 6-8 pieces (about 5cm/2in square)
    • 10cm piece cucumber
    • 10 mint leaves
    • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
    • 1tbsp sunflower oil, for frying
    • 250g pack of pilau or Thai rice, for serving
    • 1 lime, cut into wedges
    • For the salad:
    • 2 tsp caster sugar
    • 4 tsp rice vinegar
    • 1 large carrot (100g/3½oz),


    • Mix 4 tbsp of the yogurt with the curry paste and lime or lemon juice in a shallow dish. Add the fish, coat well, set aside.

    • Coarsely grate the cucumber into a sieve, drain well, then mix it into the remainder of the yogurt. Tear or snip in the mint leaves and season well to make a raita.

    • Heat a wok and add the oil. Lift fish pieces out of the marinade, draining off excess. Add to pan, cook for 2 mins, then turn them over and cook for a further 1-2 mins.

    • To make the salad: Put the sugar in a bowl with the rice vinegar. Microwave on high for 30 secs and stir to dissolve the sugar. Coarsely grate the carrot and add to the dressing with a handful of coriander leaves.

    • Cook the rice in the microwave as per pack instructions. Serve the fish on the rice with the salad, raita and lime wedges.

    Top tip for making Tandoori fish bites

    Leave the fish to marinate for up to anhour, if you’ve time. Monkfish will needto cook for longer as it’s a denser fish.

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