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Pan Fried Salmon (with a Kerala style spice marinade)

Dhanya Samuel
15 minutes
Prep Time
15 minutes
Cook Time
4 People
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ABOUT Pan Fried Salmon (with a Kerala style spice marinade) RECIPE

Pan fried fish is commonly found all across Kerala but the marinade or spice rub used does vary from place to place. This spice marinade uses both spices and aromatics lending a rich and deep flavour to the fish. And it works best with big-sized fish steaks or meaty ones like salmon, tuna or snapper.

Recipe Tags

  • Non-veg
  • Easy
  • Kerala
  • Frying
  • Side Dishes

Ingredients Serving: 4

  1. 4 Salmon steaks
  2. Vegetable oil/coconut oil – for shallow frying
  3. Salt – to season
  4. South Indian spice marinade
  5. 2 tsp red chilli powder
  6. 1 tsp Turmeric powder
  7. 1 tsp Freshly milled black pepper
  8. 1 inch piece Ginger
  9. 2 large Garlic cloves
  10. 2 Shallots/small onion
  11. Juice of half a lemon


  1. Clean, wash and pat dry the salmon steaks.
  2. Season the steak pieces with salt.
  3. Prepare the marinade by blending together all the ingredients given in the list. Adjust the amount of chilli depending on your palate for heat.
  4. Rub this marinade onto the steaks making sure all sides are coated well.
  5. Refrigerate as long as you can (I did it overnight) to let the flavours seep through the fish.
  6. Shallow fry in oil.
  7. Serve hot with vegetable salad and lemon wedges.

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Ayushi Prakash
Ayushi Prakash   May-10-2016

Mouth-watering recipe!

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