Fish biryani

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PHOTO: Misha Jordaan
PHOTO: Misha Jordaan

Make biryani as I was taught by YOU’s former food assistant Waleed Alexander. Fillets of basa (pangasius), a sustainable cultivated freshwater fish, are available in supermarkets. To me this fish is a delicious, affordable alternative to hake. I especially like its soft flesh and neutral taste, which works with any flavour profile.

Preheat the oven to 180°C. Grease a baking sheet and a large saucepan (which has a lid) with oil.

1. Fish Season the fillets with salt and pepper and lightly sprinkle with the masala. Transfer to the prepared baking sheet, drizzle lightly with oil, and bake for 5 minutes or until the fish is almost done. Alternatively, cook the fish in a steamer.

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