Madhur's Broiled Fish



  • 2 teaspoons finely grated ginger

  • 3 cloves garlic, crushed

  • 1 teaspoon garam masala

  • ½ teaspoon ground cumin

  • ¼ teaspoon ground turmeric

  • ½ 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.

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