Quality Matters

When you go shopping for vegetables, you make sure you buy the freshest of the lot. You do this instinctively as you are aware that insipid vegetables will not taste good irrespective of what magic you whip up in the kitchen. No matter how many spices you add or for how long you cook the vegetables if the vegetables are not of good quality then there isn’t much you can do to make the dish flavoursome. Whether it’s beans, spinach, tomatoes, or carrots, even a hint of staleness will spoil…

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The Joy Of Seafood

The bountiful sea offers us limitless choices of nourishment. 71 percent of the Earth’s surface is covered with water bodies: oceans, seas, rivers, lakes, bayous and streams to name a few. And all the water bodies – marine and freshwater ecosystems – contain a diverse array of seafood that has been tempting the human taste buds since time immemorial. Seafood is a great source of protein, but that is not the only reason why it is so popular across the globe; it’s the plenteous aspect and versatility of seafood that…

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A Question of Quality

We’d found the seafood variety we were craving and the Fishvish website was launched with that. But our primary objective has always and continues to be – the best quality possible. So the search began again but with a more defined goal and within a far smaller pool of supply contenders. For the most part, as far as seafood goes, the universal understanding is that if its fresh it’s good quality. However, no one has ever defined what “fresh” means (well the FAO does to some extent but which of us…

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The Hunt for Choice

Growing up in Bombay, we had Savitabai who came around every other morning with her ‘tokri’ of fresh fish. She’d get them straight from Sassoon Dock in Colaba so they really were fresh. The only problem we’d ever had with her was it was always the same fish! Prawns, Pomfret, Mackerel, Surmai or Bombay Duck! As my brother and I grew older, we wanted more to choose from but no amount of cajoling or screaming or even begging helped. She very stoically maintained “heych ahe, ghey aataa” (this is whats…

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Tawa Fish Steaks

Cream Fish or Leather Skins are just oily enough to allow the spices to work well with it. Neither overpowers the other and that allows the fish to shine. The salad leaves and lemon provide just the right amount of freshness to make this a light summer lunch. Ingredients Fishvish Cream Fish Steaks 4 pcs Garlic paste 1 tbsp Vinegar 4 tbsp Coriander powder 1 tsp Cumin powder 1 tsp Turmeric powder 1/4 tsp Chilli powder 1 tsp Salt 1 tsp Oil 2 tbsp Directions Pour vinegar in a plate.…

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