(POSTED: August 18, 2004)
Indian-Spiced Fish with Cucumber Relish
Start marinating the fish at least four hours ahead so that the spice flavor comes through.
1/2 cup plain nonfat yogurt
4 teaspoons minced peeled fresh ginger, divided
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 teaspoon curry powder
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
4 5 to 6-ounce halibut steaks or mahi-mahi fillets (each about 3/4 to 1 inch thick)
1 1/2 cups diced English hothouse cucumber
2 tablespoons seasoned rice vinegar*
2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
Fresh cilantro sprigs
Whisk yogurt, 2 teaspoons ginger, garlic, curry powder, cumin, and cayenne pepper in medium bowl to blend. Add fish and turn to coat evenly. Cover and refrigerate at least 4 hours or overnight, turning fish occasionally.
Mix cucumber, vinegar, chopped cilantro, and remaining 2 teaspoons ginger in small bowl. Season lightly to taste with pepper. (Relish can be made 4 hours ahead. Cover and refrigerate, stirring occasionally.)
Prepare barbecue (medium-high heat). Brush grill rack with olive oil. Scrape off excess yogurt marinade from fish; sprinkle fish with salt and pepper. Grill fish until just opaque in center, about 6 minutes per side. Transfer fish to plates. Spoon cucumber relish alongside; garnish with cilantro sprigs.
*Also known as sushi vinegar; available at Asian markets and in the Asian foods section of most supermarkets. Makes 4 servings.
Source: Bon Appétit