Fahad Inc. Dishes

    Sa-mak bil fern ~ Baked Fish

    Baked fish is more popular today than in earlier times and it can be quite delicious with the addition of a few extra spices.
    Usually it is served with white boiled or steamed rice, seasonal salad, sliced limes and laban to drink.

    1 large fish - (cha-nnad, hammour or sharie)
    salt to taste
    bezar to cover
    1/4 cup corn oil
    1/4 cup lemon juice
    2 large onions sliced 4 cloves garlic crushed
    3 tablespoons loomi
    1 bunch fresh coriander

    Wash fish, gut and remove scales. Slit on both sides salt well including the gills and stomach cavity. Sprinkle bezar over and rub in well. Combine loomi, garlic, coriander and onions; mix well. Stuff the stomach with half of the mixture, spread the remainder over the fish. Cover with oil and wrap tightly in aluminium foil. Place on an ovenproof dish and bake at 325 degrees for 45 minutes. Open foil, brush with a little oil and put back in the oven until brown. Serve hot.

    From the book "The Complete United Arab Emirates Cookbook"
    by Celia Ann Brock- Al Ansari
    Copyright © 1994 by Celia Ann Brock-Al Ansari

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