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Madhur's Broiled Fish

  • Servings: 4
Madhur's Broiled Fish

Source: The Martha Stewart Show, February 2006


  • 2 teaspoons finely grated ginger
  • 3 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1 teaspoon garam masala
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground turmeric
  • 1/2 teaspoon mustard powder
  • 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • Coarse salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 5 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • 4 fish fillets or steaks (6 ounces each) such as swordfish, halibut, haddock, tuna, or salmon


  1. In a small bowl, combine ginger, garlic, garam masala, cumin, turmeric, mustard powder, cayenne pepper, lemon juice, 3/4 teaspoon salt, and a pinch of black pepper. Stir in about 1 tablespoon warm water to form a very thick paste.

  2. Brush a baking sheet or broiler pan with 1 tablespoon butter; place fish on top. Cover fish on both sides with marinade; set aside for at least 15 minutes but no more than 30 minutes.

  3. Preheat broiler. Drizzle 2 tablespoons butter over fish; broil until nicely browned, 5 to 6 minutes. Turn over steaks, and drizzle with remaining 2 tablespoons butter; broil until browned and cooked through. Serve immediately.

Reviews (1)

  • naanie 4 Dec, 2011

    This dish is pretty delicious. However, I found that shortly after putting the fish in the broiler, a lot of smoke started coming out of the oven and filled my kitchen, probably because butter has a low smoke point and the broiler is really hot. I moved the pan to the oven and finished cooking it at 500 degrees F, which is what I will do in the future if I make this again.

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