With Christmas closing in so fast , I am excited and overjoyed like y’all , that I may go mad with delight. A drive through my neighborhood makes me feel like I am uncover Beautiful and Unique Christmas Gifts in the magical town of “Whoville” , with houses and stores gaily decorated and decked up to celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ.
There is happiness where ever you look,whoever you see,forgetting all the troubles they may have. World indeed looks like a good place to live. Though I am old and wise enough to know Christmas is not all about the gifts , I like having one for myself and for N , and for people I love ! The two pics above are Christmas-y lights from my home and NYC . The second one is the Christmas tree from Rockefeller center .
Doesn’t it look like ruby and emerald sparkle of a diamond like star up above the sky? We have a long list of small Christmas dinners , in the coming weekends and I am so looking forward to each one of those . 2011 Christmas so far looks like the best ever. On the flip side , I definitely miss my parents and brother and the Christmas back home with cousins , but I am happy we are so blessed with so many loving people here , hence I am indulging in the “merry” around !
I have posted my mom’s fish molee recipe in the beginning days of vazhayila , but this is more of a “decked up yet easy ” sequel to the original one. A no fried version , where Salmon is cooked in whole spices and ginger-garlic infused coconut milk and finished with a rich coconut – cashew sauce. After all , Its Christmas people ! Eat , Drink and be Merry ! Soak cashew nut in water for 15 minutes .
Heat oil in a wide mouthed pan and add cloves , cardamom and bay leaf and fry for a minute. Add curry leaves and onion and saute for 5-6 minutes. Sprinkle some water if needed in between. Add chopped garlic , and ginger and green chili and saute till the raw smell disappears. Arrange fish and tomato pieces in a single layer an inch apart , cover and cook for 10 minutes.
Uncover the pan , add garam masala and freshly crushed black pepper , mix in gently or shake the pan for the masala to get mixed in and cook covered for another 10 minutes or so. Grind the soaked cashew nut with a lil coconut milk to a fine paste. Uncover the pan , add the coconut milk- cashew mix to the pan , let heat through for a minute and remove. Prepare the tempering and pour over the stew. I prefer not to keep it for the next day , since its so full of coconut milk.
This is one of my fav, however I have different recipe altogether for this one. Wish you a Naveen a wonderful Xmas and New Year. I used to be confused with the different types of coconut milk but this is simple! You have made it awesome sarah.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! Delicious and creamy fish molee luks awesome. This recipe sounds fabulous with the cashew and coconut sauce and my favorite fish! Wishing your family a Merry X’Mas !
I hope this is your Happiest Christmas ever Sarah, just sorry your family is so far away. Merry Christmas to you and your family ! Just love the mild flavors and colors of this curry. I have heard of this dish but never tasted it. B’lated Merry Xmas to you dear. Wishing you a belated Merry Christmas and a very smashing New Year.
Fish curry is my fav dish in the world. If I have to eat just dish my whole life, it will be fish curry with chemba choru. But I like fish curry cooked like in your post for Kuttanad meen curry better. RoshniI have never had this curry with rice before.
I don’t think I would love that combo either. A merry christmas and a very happy new year to you and your fly. All the recipes and pictures are just wonderful! There are some awards waiting for you at my space. May all your wishes come true.