What if we were to tell you that you can have more lean protein, fewer calories, essential fatty acids, minerals, vitamins, and other nutrients all in one? Yes, fish hosts a powerhouse of nutrients that takes care of your wellbeing like no other.
What are the nutritional benefits of fish?
One must follow a healthy diet with sufficient proteins containing all essential amino acids, fats, vitamins, and minerals. Irrespective of the sources, fish are low-fat, high-quality protein, containing adequate amounts of vitamins D, B6 & 12, thiamine, niacin, potassium, calcium, iron, zinc, phosphorus, iodine, and magnesium. Not to forget- the wondrous omega-3-fatty acid!
What are some of the fish to eat in India?
- Rawas (Indian Salmon)
- Catla (Indian Carp or Bengal Carp)
- Rohu (Rohu or Carp Fish)
- Bangda (Indian Mackerel)
- Rani (Pink Perch)
- Surmai (King Fish/Seer Fish)
- Crab, prawns, and shrimp
What are the popular dishes which can be made from fish?
Fish curry with tamarind paste:
Fish cooked in a simple paste made with tamarind, tomatoes, and red chilli powder. You can shallow fry the fish before adding it to the paste.
Hilsa cooked in mustard paste (Shorshe illish):
This Bengali favourite with the seasonal Hilsa is a delicacy to behold. Big black mustard seeds should be ground into a fine paste – traditionally done with mortar pestle or an Indian stone grinder found in Bengali households. Cook the paste in mustard oil with green chilli, black cumin, turmeric powder, red chilli powder, and salt. Fry the hilsa steaks separately in mustard oil, and then add the fried steaks to the mixture, steam for a few minutes, and voila!
Prawn cooked with coconut milk:
Peeled prawns are cooked in a delicious gravy made from coconut milk, garlic paste, garam masala, and ghee (refined butter) for this Bengali staple.
Your choice of fish (mackerel, seer fish, pomfret, or even rohu steaks) marinated with turmeric, red chilli powder, ginger garlic paste (if needed), and salt, cooked to perfection in oil (coconut, sesame, pomace, or mustard)
Fish and chips:
Depending on available sources, toss some fillets of your favourite fish (preferably Basa or Indian salmon) in a well-battered mixture of flour, baking powder, salt, pepper, milk, and eggs. Fry them in pre-heated, boiling oil, and serve with your choice of dipping (preferably tartar sauce). For chips by the side, deep fry peeled and cut potatoes in oil. You have the traditional English delicacy ready to eat!
Fish in butter and garlic sauce:
Simple to cook, delicious to eat, and light on the tummy – this European twist to Indian fish can be done best using Basa. Peel and chop garlic and sauté it in a little butter for some time. Once the garlic is golden, add some butter and the basa fillets. Let them cook for 5-10 mins before taking them out. For accompaniments, use a butter and garlic dip by the side, along with your choice of vegetables and mashed potatoes.
Be sure to check out our range of fish and seafood. We have a wide range of species and cuts ranging from fillets, steaks, boneless cubes and more. You can rest assured that the fish you receive is:
- Fresh, sourced daily, from coast to kitchen every 24 hours.
- Contains no antibiotic residue or hormones.
- Is descaled, de-gutted, cleaned and cut for your convenience.
- Washed in R.O purified water.
- Handled in hygienic conditions by expert meat technicians.
- Vacuum packed for freshness
- Delivered ASAP.
So the next time you feel like you need a good meal of fish or seafood, don’t hesitate to order from Licious. Plus, if you take a few photos of your culinary creations and post them on Instagram, tag us using #MadeWithLicious and you might just get featured on our page!