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Old Saturday, November 22nd, 2008, 03:03 PM
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Default Re: Pan-Fried Fish, Aruba Style

Here's a post-script.

Have you seen this? This is the closest recipe I have ever found to what I remember but, to tell the truth, I have never attempted to prepare this myself. It looks really good and pretty easy:

Fried Fish (Pisca Hasa) with Pan Bati

Prepare and wash: 1/4 lbs. fish

Sprinkle: 1/4 tsp. salt
lime juice

and let the fish marinade for half an hour.

Slice into small pieces: 1/4 onion
1/2 tomato
1/6 green pepper
1/8 clove garlic

Heat in a pan:

1/2 Tbs. margarine
1/2 Tbs. oil

Fry the fish till it turns brown of color. To eliminate the fish odor add 1/2 a clove of garlic while frying. When done take out the fish and throw away the garlic clove but do not throw away the fat. Add to the pan with fat the chopped onion, garlic, tomato and green pepper and let it cook for 3-4 minutes.

Place the fish in the pan once again.

Mix: 2 Tbs. water
1/2 Tbs. vinager
1/2 tsp tomato paste

and add to the pan, leaving it for another 3-4 minutes on low fire.

Serve the fish with sauce in a platter.


Pan Bati

Mix in a bowl: 2 cups flour
1 cup corn flour
2 tbs baking powder
pinch of salt
sugar to taste

Add: 1 egg
1 3/4 cup milk
vanilla to taste

Batter the mixture until it becomes smooth (approx. 25 min) . If it is not smooth enough add a little water gradually until it smoothens. Like pancakes, put the mixture on a greased pan and turn the pan bati upside down when the downside is brown or dry.


Bon Probecho!



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