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Tandoori-Marinated Red Snapper

Photography: Becky Luigart-Stayner; Styling: Jan Gautro
Yield 6 servings (serving size: 1 fillet and 1/2 cup salad)
We really liked this dish with Pyramid Hefeweizen, but any wheat beer should be a great match for this fish. You could also play off the tandoori flavors with a thirst-quenching Taj Mahal.

Ingredients

  • Snapper:
  • 1 1/2 cups plain low-fat yogurt
  • 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons garam masala (such as McCormick)
  • 2 tablespoons Hungarian sweet paprika
  • 1 tablespoon minced peeled fresh ginger
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 1/2 to 2 teaspoons ground red pepper
  • 1 teaspoon ground turmeric
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 6 (6-ounce) red snapper or other firm whitefish fillets
  • Salad:
  • 1/2 cup vertically sliced red onion
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon garam masala
  • 2 cups plain low-fat yogurt
  • 1 cup finely chopped English cucumber
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • Remaining ingredient:
  • Cooking spray

Nutrition Information

  • calories 279
  • caloriesfromfat 15 %
  • fat 4.7 g
  • satfat 1.9 g
  • monofat 0.5 g
  • polyfat 0.9 g
  • protein 43.2 g
  • carbohydrate 15 g
  • fiber 1.3 g
  • cholesterol 77 mg
  • iron 1.2 mg
  • sodium 606 mg
  • calcium 351 mg

How to Make It

  1. To prepare snapper, combine first 10 ingredients in a 13 x 9-inch baking dish, stirring with a whisk. Add fish, turning to coat. Cover and marinate in refrigerator 2 hours.

  2. To prepare salad, combine onion, 2 tablespoons juice, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and 1/8 teaspoon garam masala in a medium bowl; let stand 1 hour. Add 2 cups yogurt, cucumber, cilantro, and 1/8 teaspoon black pepper, tossing gently to combine.

  3. Preheat broiler.

  4. Remove fish from dish; discard marinade. Place fish on a broiler pan coated with cooking spray. Broil 10 minutes or until fish is firm to the touch with a fork, turning once. Serve salad with fish.

Cook's Notes

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