Just in time for the India Australia Friendship Fair, Indianlink offers up a delicious recipe for Curried Leather jacket.
1 leather jacket, medium sized
1 tsp salt
1 tsp turmeric
1 tsp crushed garlic
1 tsp grated ginger
Green chilli to taste – seeded and finely chopped
1 tbsp olive oil
2 sprigs curry leaf
1 tsp mustard seeds
½ cup fresh coriander leaves
Juice of half a lemon
1 Wash fish, cut off fins and trim tail. Use a sharp knife to make cuts on either side. Rub salt and turmeric powder on both sides and set aside for five minutes. Then rub ginger and garlic on both sides and set aside for a further ten minutes.
2 Heat oil in a heavy-bottomed flat pan. Add mustard seeds, curry leaves and green chillies. When the seeds begin to splutter, introduce the fish gently. Allow to sizzle for a couple of minutes then put in half a cup of water (or more, depending on size of the fish). After about five minutes, turn fish over gently. Make sure there is just enough water to prevent the fish sticking to the base. Throw in the fresh coriander, add lemon juice and cover. The fish should be done in a few minutes.
3 You could add other spices such as coriander powder, if you wish. However, it is nice to let the flavour of the curry leaves dominate in this simple preparation. Serve hot with rice.
For more information of the India Australia Friendship Fair, which takes place on Sunday August 9, 2009 in Sydney, see here.