Masala Machi Bites With Apple Confit Recipe

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Masala Machi Bites With Apple Confit
  • Chef: Poppy Agha, Team Pakistan
  • Recipe Servings: 4
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  • Difficulty Level: Medium

Warm bite sized pieces of fish on a skewer, glazed with a hot apple chutney (confit) and served with baby onions.

Ingredients of Masala Machi Bites With Apple Confit

  • 24 pieces fish - Beckti (popularly called Bhekti) 2"x2" (bite-size)
  • 2 Tbsp garlic paste
  • 2 Tbsp ginger paste
  • 6 tsp red chilli flakes
  • Salt as per taste
  • 6 tsp cumin seeds
  • 3 red apples
  • 2 pink apples
  • 4 Tbsp sugar
  • 4 Tbsp jaggery
  • 150 ml vinegar
  • 5 cloves
  • 3 star anise
  • Juice of 3 lemons
  • 9 baby onions
  • 5 Tbsp cooking oil
  • 3 Tbsp yogurt
  • 10 mint leaves
  • 1 bunch green onions/ scallions/ spring onions
  • For Plating:
  • Tooth pick or cocktail skewer

How to Make Masala Machi Bites With Apple Confit

  • 1.Marinate the fish with garlic paste, ginger paste, red chilli flakes, salt and cumin seeds. Place in a dish and let it sit for 8 minutes.
  • 2.Dice the apples and put into a pan of boiling water.
  • 3.Add sugar, jaggery, vinegar, clove, star anise, lemon juice.
  • 4.Once apples are cooked, add red chilli flakes and remove the star anise and cloves.
  • 5.Reserve a few pieces of the apple for the garnish and puree the rest to get apple confit.
  • 6.Reserve some stock syrup (the syrup that the apples were cooked in) for boiling the baby onions.
  • 7.Boil baby onions in stock syrup
  • 8.Fry the fish in cooking oil.
  • 9.Make a small bowl of raita with yogurt, mint, lemon, cumin.
  • Plating Up:
  • 1.Take a long toothpick or small cocktail skewer and set 3 pieces of fish on each. Top with a layer of the apple confit.
  • 2.Serve immediately with raita, apple pieces and green onions on the side.