Cornmeal Crusted Fish Fillets with Cayenne Pepper and Thyme

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One of the big advantages of making and consuming fish fillets is that they are quick to cook and almost melts in your mouth. Even if there's a seasoned crust on the top, relishing such recipes is a pleasure. Today's fish fillets are made with salmon though you can use your favorite. The cornmeal crust is the highlight of the recipe as it gives a unique flavor to the entire preparation. Presence of fiery cayenne pepper and the pungent flavor of thyme make each fillet, a delicacy. Needless to say, you must serve these fried fillets with a tangy sauce. A salad with an aromatic dressing goes well with these fillets. You can use the crunchy and spicy marinade used in this recipe for chicken and shrimps too.

Cornmeal Crusted Fish Fillets with Cayenne Pepper and Thyme
Cornmeal Crusted Fish Fillets with Cayenne Pepper and Thyme
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Crisp deep fried salmon fillets

Try this easy-to-make salmon fillet with a crisp and delicious layer which is deep fried for an irresistible flavor and texture to liven up your taste buds.

Preparation Time: 20 minutes
Cooking time: 15 minutes
Servings: 5

Ingredients:
  • 800 gm salmon fillets
  • 1/2 cup cornmeal
  • 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper (powdered)
  • 1/4 cup buttermilk
  • 1 tsp dried thyme (powdered)
  • pinch of black pepper (coarsely ground)
  • 2 tsp chickpea flour
  • 1/4 tsp cumin powder (roasted)
  • 2 tsp semolina
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • canola oil for deep frying
  • salt to taste

Instructions:

  1. Cut long and even fillets of salmon and pierce them with a fork.
  2. Take a large glass bowl and add cornmeal in it.
  3. Add cayenne pepper, thyme, black pepper, chickpea flour, cumin powder, semolina, garlic powder and salt in it.
  4. Sift it thoroughly with your fingers till all the ingredients are mixed well.
  5. Add buttermilk and mix well with a spoon.
  6. Roll each fillet in this batter so that it is evenly applied on all the sides.
  7. Heat canola oil in a deep frying pan.
  8. Fry all the fillets till they turn golden brown.
  9. Serve hot with a tangy or spicy sauce.

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