Fahad Inc. Dishes

    Sa-mak ma-ga-lee ~ Fried Fish

    Serves 6

    Fried fish is served daily in many homes throughout the UAE. While some prefer to eat it dry with white boiled steamed rice, others may make a tomato gravy to serve as an accompaniment. Personally, I like both.
    Sliced limes are a must for presenting this dish - the juice brings out the full flavour of the fish. Fresh herbs are also served , as are radishes and often saloona is served as a side dish.

    2lbs (950gms) small to medium fish - safi, zu-badi, umma, small sha-rie
    112 cup fresh lemon juice
    6 cloves garlic crushed
    bezar to coat
    salt to taste

    Wash fish, clean well leaving on heads, make sure scales are all removed and fish degutted. Rub with salt and bezar. Place on plate, cover with lemon juice and garlic.
    Leave to marinate for 1 to 1 1/2 hours, take from marinade and pat dry. Fry in hot oil on both sides until brown, drain and keep hot until ready to eat.

    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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