How to make fish with tamarind

Fish with tamarind is one of the most famous dishes of Spanish cuisine; Try the following recipe to prepare it:

Ingredients for preparing fish with tamarind:

tamarind ingredients

  •  2 cups of hot water.
  • ½ cup tamarind paste.

fish sauce ingredients

  • One medium onion, chopped.
  • One large chopped tomato.
  • 6 cloves garlic, minced.
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil.
  • A tablespoon of unsalted butter.
  • 3 teaspoons of sugar.

Fish sauce ingredients

  • A teaspoon of ground coriander.
  • ½ teaspoon cumin.
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon.
  • ½ teaspoon salt.
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper.

fish ingredients

  • 4 fish fillets, each piece weighs about 185 grams
  • 2 tablespoons of unsalted butter.
  • ½ teaspoon salt.
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper.

Additional ingredients for serving

  • Parsley salad.

Steps to prepare fish with tamarind

Steps to prepare tamarind paste

  1. In a medium-sized bowl, add the tamarind and hot water.
  2. Leave it for 15 minutes, then mash the dates and filter it through a sieve.
  3. Press it firmly with a spoon or a solid to get the liquid out.
  4. 4. Scrape the bottom of the sieve to remove the pulp, discarding the seeds.
  5. 5. Leave the drained liquid or tamarind paste aside until you use it.

Steps for preparing the fish sauce

  1. Heat the oil over medium heat.
  2. Add onion and garlic, and stir for 5-8 minutes.
  3. Add tomatoes, sugar, coriander, cumin, cinnamon, salt, black pepper, and tamarind.
  4. Leave the mixture on the fire for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  5. Add 1 tablespoon of butter, then add a pinch of salt and pepper to taste, and set the sauce aside.

Fish preparation steps

  1. Season the fish with salt and black pepper.
  2. Bring a large skillet, add the remaining butter, and melt it on the heat.
  3. Add the fish, and leave it for 2-3 minutes per side.
  4. Transfer the fish to a serving platter, then pour the sauce over it.
  5. Serve hot tamarind fish with parsley salad

Nutritionist’s notes

  • Eating a fish recipe with tamarind helps you prevent constipation because tamarind contains dietary fiber, potassium, and tartaric acid that promote defecation and thus; Prevention of chronic constipation.
  • Consult your doctor before consuming or adding tamarind to foods, if you have blood diseases or health problems and are taking anti-thrombotic medications, as it may have thinning properties and interact with medications.
  • The tamarind fish recipe is a source of nutrients and beneficial nutrients such as minerals and vitamins that reduce the risk of arthritis, depression, ADHD, dementia, and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.

Fish with tamarind and diabetics

  • Eating fish with tamarind is a source of magnesium, which helps to reduce the severity of diabetes, and it also helps to inhibit the alpha-amylase enzyme, which prevents the absorption of carbohydrates in the body, thus controlling the level of sugar.
  • Make sure to eat tamarind in moderation, as it contains the alpha-amylase enzyme, which prevents the absorption of carbohydrates in the body and improves its control.

Fish with tamarind and heart patients

  • Make sure to eat 2-3 servings of fish a week to get omega-3 fatty acids that help maintain a healthy heart by lowering blood pressure and reducing the risk of sudden death, heart attack, and stroke.
  • The heart patient is advised to take the recipe, to get the flavonoids and polyphenols present in tamarind that help control the level of good and bad cholesterol and triglycerides in the blood.
  • Be sure to eat tamarind in moderate quantities and consult your doctor about the possibility of taking it if you suffer from low blood pressure or take medications that cause its level to drop, to avoid a sudden drop in pressure.

Fish with tamarind and pregnant women

  • It is recommended that you eat tamarind in appropriate quantities for its laxative effect on the stomach and its ability to prevent you from experiencing nausea and prevent possible constipation during pregnancy.

It should be noted that the following table shows the nutritional values ​​of the dish without calculating the amount of additional parsley salad to serve.

Calories and nutritional values ​​of tamarind fish per serving:

Calories                                    /     552 calories
total fat                                     /     26.5 g
Saturated fat                            /     7.2 g
cholesterol                               /     70 milligrams
Sodium                                    /     1219 milligrams
Total carbohydrates                 /     52.5 g
Dietary fiber                             /     6 grams
total sugar                               /     3.4 g
Protein                                    /     22.5 g
Vitamin D                                /    0 µg
Calcium                                  /    54 milligrams
Iron                                         /   5 milligrams
potassium                              /    399 milligrams

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