Fahad Inc. Dishes

    Mash-wee sa-mak ~ Barbecued Fish

    Serves 4

    Literally, mesh-wee means barbecue and is one of the most famous dishes in Arabic cuisine. Because the fish are so light (without spices and oil), a person can eat up to six or seven fish without feeling full!
    Usually, Mesh-wee is served with white steamed rice and a small individual serving of samen (oil). It is swirled over the rice.
    Dates also accompany such dishes as well as fresh radishes, garlic, chives, dill and sliced limes. Slices white onion with salt and lime juice also accompany this dish.

    1 Nisar (snapper)
    (2 lbs; 900 gms)
    or 2 large Be-yah

    Fish should be cooked straight after buying in the market. Keep heads and scales on, wash and salt gills as well as the outside of the fish. Place on a hot grill over the coals and do not turn until the fish are almost black in colour. Turn to other side and cook for approximately the same amount of time. Serve immediately.

    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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