Pomfret With Tomato And Cardamom Sauce Recipe | MAGGI® Arabia

Pomfret with Tomato and Cardamom Sauce

Try this dish using your favourite pomfret fish to enchant your family's taste buds. Check out other recipes in MAGGI® Arabia for more home cooking inspirations


  • 10 fillets pomfret fish, 120 g each
  • 3 heads chicory, or Belgium lettuce, large size
  • 1 tablespoon caster sugar
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 cubes MAGGI® Chicken Bouillon Less Salt , boiled in 750 ml of water
  • Pinch of ground black pepper, to taste
  • For the fish marination:
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon curry powder
  • For the sauce:
  • 15 whole cardamom pods
  • 1 kg tomatoes, ripe, halved
  • 5 tablespoons sherry vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon caster sugar
  • 150 ml reduced fat cooking cream

How to Prepare

  1. Trim the fish fillets, marinate and set aside for 5 mins. Halve the chicory lengthwise and trim the root end, leaving it partly intact to hold the leaves together. Sprinkle the sugar over the chicory; mix them gently together until the chicory is coated.
  2. Heat the olive oil in a shallow pan and fry the chicory on both sides until nicely caramelized. Pour in 250 ml of the chicken stock and cook uncovered for about 20 mins, until the chicory feels tender when pressed and the stock has totally been reduced. Season with crushed black pepper, remove and set aside.
  3. Meanwhile, make the sauce. Split open the cardamom pods with your fingernails and extract the seeds. Blend the tomatoes in a food processor with the vinegar, sugar and cardamom seeds. Pass through a sieve into a saucepan, rubbing with the back of a ladle.
  4. Bring to boil and then cook for 10 mins until reduced by half. Pour in the cream and the rest of chicken stock and simmer for 20 mins.
  5. Heat a frying pan and cook the fish, skin side up, for 7 mins on low heat until totally cooked.
  6. Reheat the chicory, then lay each half on a chopping board and slash lengthwise with a sharp knife. Place on the center of warmed plates and press down lightly. Lay the fish on top, trickle over any pan juice, then spoon the sauce around.

Nutritional Info

Carbohydrate: 14.00 g
Protein: 35.00 g
Energy: 271.00 Kcal
Fats: 10.00 g

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