Smoked Whole Pomfret Fish Fry#FishFriday

In early days smoking was used as a method of preservation, the fish being salted and then smoked or dried. Today it is a popular way of adding flavour to the fish. This delicious smoked fish has a lovely aroma. This is first time I am smoking fish at home. My mother used to fry fish on a cast iron tawa and on coal fire, so this flavor was naturally acquired by the fish. 
Thanks to Stacy our host for this month's Fish Friday Foodies challenged to "Smoke your own or use smoked fish in a recipe" so I smoked this fish at home. It brought fresh memories of days I ate this smoked fish and did not think about the awesome flavor the smoke render's. How many things I too for granted. 

1 Medium Whole Pomfret
1 Tablespoon Vinegar
1 Teaspoon Salt
For The Marination
1 Teaspoon Red Chilly Powder
1/4 Teaspoon Black pepper powder
1/2 Teaspoon Garam masala powder
1/2 Teaspoon Salt
1 Teaspoon Besan/Chickpea Flour
A Juice Of One Small Lemon
A Piece Of Coal for smoke
Oil as required for frying

In a bowl of water add vinegar and salt , place the fish in this water for 15 minutes. Drain the water rub the fish to remove any scales and wash it in fresh water two times. Pat dry the fish.  
In a bowl mix all the ingredients under marination well.
Marinate the fish well by rubbing it well into the cuts. Cling wrap it and refrigerate it for 30 minutes.
After that light the coal and place a foil piece in the fish , place the coal on it and drizzle a teaspoon of oil on it. 
Cover the plate with a tight lid and set it aside for 15 minutes.
Heat a frying pan with oil and fry the fish till brown on both sides.
Perfectly fried and yet juicy!!
The smoky flavor works perfectly in this fish,!

Labels :  Pompfret  Fish, Whole Fish, Seafood/Fish, Fish Friday,  Fried , Smoked
Fish Friday September 2020  

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Sneha's Recipe
Sneha's Recipe

Happy Home-maker and culinary enthusiast.


  1. You smoked your own fish!! Wow!!! I am so totally impressed! Plus, you make it look easy!

  2. I love your recipes Sneha, they are always so enlightening to me as to your culture and cooking methods.

  3. Love that you smoked that at home and seeing how you did it!! This sounds amazing!