Sayadieh Samak recipe (LC14242 ) - Baked fish with onion rice and spiced lemon sauce
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Finely chop the garlic.
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To clean the fish for the fish stock, carefully separate the fillet keep the head & bone aside for the stock.
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To marinate the fish, take the fish fillets & cut into small cubes.
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Take a large mixing bowl, combine together fish cubes, garlic, paprika powder, arabic spices, cinnamon powder, nutmeg, salt, white pepper powder.
White pepper ground
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Add olive oil & lemon juice. Mix well till all the ingredients are combined well.
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Set in fridge for one hour.
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Finely chop the onions & garlic keep it aside.
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To prepare the fish stock, heat half of the oil in a pot & add the sliced onions & garlic. Let them cook on gentle heat until it turns darkish brown in color but not burned.
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Add paprika powder, arabic spices, nutmeg powder, cinnamon powder, white pepper powder & salt.
White pepper ground
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Add bay leaves, dry lime & cardamon. Saute well until all the spices are combined well.
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Now add water, then fish head & bones in the pan. Cover the lid & let cook for 20 minutes or until the fish head is tender. Strain and use the stock to cook the rice & prepare the sauce.
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To prepare the rice, wash the rice in the running water for 3 - 4 times . Transfer the rice in the pan & add the half stock water then plain water. Bring the stock to boil & reduce the heat once boiled.
Washed & Drained
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Cook gently for about 15 minutes or until all the stock has been absorbed & the rice is cooked.
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To bake the fish, grease the roasting tin with oil & arrange the marinated fish closely.
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Preheat the oven at 200°C / 392°F. Bake the fish for 10 minutes or until it turns golden brown color.
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To prepare the sauce, heat the olive oil in the pan then add flour & roast well.
All Purpose flour
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Add the remaining fish stock water & mix well with flour for 4- 5minutes without forming any lumps.
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Cook in low flame until the sauce turns thick & creamy.
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To roast the nuts, add olive oil in the pan then pine seeds & almond together by sprinkles salt on the top.
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Saute for 4 - 5minutes or until the nuts turns light golden brown color.
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To serve, plate the rice & top it with baked fish pieces & garnish with roasted nuts & fresh coriander leaves.
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Serve with sauce.