This month in Mena's Cooking Club, I am travelling to Iraq our host Maryam choose this recipe for the savory. I have adapted this recipe to my taste. Recipe Source here


For the sauce
2 Tablespoons Vegetable oil
2 Medium onions -  chopped
1 Teaspoon Curry powder
1 Teaspoon Coriander powder
1/2 Cup  Pomegranate Juice
2 Medium T omatoes  - chopped
1 Capsicum - chopped
1 Tablespoon  Raisins
2 cloves garlic - thinly sliced
1 Teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
1/4 cup water

For the Fish
1 Teaspoon Mustard sauce
1 Teaspoon honey
250 Grams Basa or skinless fillet of salmon
1 tablespoon olive oil
Coarse salt, for sprinkling

To Serve Yellow Rice


For the Sauce

In a skillet, heat the oil and saute onions until transparent, about 5 minutes. Add the curry powder and coriander and stir until fragrant, a few seconds. Add the pomegranate juice, tomatoes, capsicum, raisins, garlic, salt, black pepper, and water. Cook gently over medium heat, covered, until sauce thickens, 5 to 7 minutes. Keep warm.

For the Fish

Turn on the broiler. In a small bowl, stir the mustard and honey to combine. Line a flat baking pan with aluminum foil, and drizzle it with 1/2 tablespoon of oil. Arrange the fish (I used basa ) pieces on the pan, leaving space between them. Brush the fish with the mustard-honey mix, drizzle with the remaining oil, and sprinkle with salt. Broil for 5 minutes, then turn over the pieces and give them a brush of the mustard-honey mix and a sprinkle of salt. Broil until the surface is crisp and golden, 3 to 5 minutes. The fish is done when a knife gently inserted in the thickest part slides all the way through without resistance. Immediately transfer the fish pieces to a platter, and spread the pomegranate sauce around and between them. Sprinkle almonds all over the dish, and serve with the yellow rice.

Labels : Continental Cuisine, Fish, Mena Cooking Club,

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  1. That looks very pretty and festive. Delicious too, but the looks of it. Thanks for participating in this month's challenge.

  2. We are so lucky to have you in our little club Sneha. Your food always looks amazing and I love that you do it all.

  3. Lovely presentation, I so love pomegranate seeds :)

  4. G'day! This looks delish and congrats on competing this month's MENA challenge too!
    If you can provide me with a FB user name, I can update my FB post I did about the Round Up! Thank you!
    Cheers! Joanne @ What's On The List