There comes a time when makoti has to make an effort to impress the in-laws. It's easier to impress with something familiar - just add a little spark to it!
Would Mamezala approve this meal? We think she would! :)
CRISPY FRIED FISH WITH SPICY RICE
For the spicy rice:
15ml (1Tbsp) cooking oil 1 onion, finely chopped 1 green pepper, chopped 5ml (1tsp) Rajah Flavourful & Mild Curry Powder 15ml (1Tbsp) Robertsons Spice for Rice 2.5ml 500ml (2cups) white rice 1lt water 250ml (1cup) frozen, mixed vegetables
For the crispy fish:
1 box hake fillets, defrosted 15ml (1Tbsp) lemon juice 250ml (1cup) flour 15ml (1Tbsp) Knorr Chakalaka Soup 15ml (1Tbsp) Robertsons Spice for Fish Oil, for frying 3 eggs, lightly whisked
Heat the oil in a pot and fry the onion and green pepper until soft. Add the Rajah Flavourful & Mild Curry Powder and Robertsons Spice for Rice and continue cooking for a further minute. Add rice and water, stir well and bring to the boil then simmer for 10 minutes. Add the frozen mixed vegetables and simmer for a further 5 minutes. In a separate bowl, marinade the hake fillets in the lemon juice for a few minutes. In another bowl, mix the flour together with Knorr Chakalaka Soup and the Robertsons Spice for Fish. Heat the oil in a thick based pan. While the oil is heating, dip the hake fillets first into the seasoned flour until well coated and then into the egg mixture. When the oil is hot enough, fry the fish for 5 minutes turning once or until golden brown. Serve with the spicy rice.