Fried Smelts


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Preparation time: 15 mn
Cook time: 15
Total time: 30 mn

2 lb smelts
½ head chopped garlic
2 Ts chopped cilantro
1 ts paprika
1 ts tomato paste
1 ts coriander powder
1 ts cumin
1 ts olive oil
1 ts salt
½ ts pepper
vegetable oil for frying

1- First clean the smelts or let it be leaned by your fishmonger. Set aside.
2- Mix all the ingredients except the vegetable oil and the flour.
3- Marinate the smelts with the mixter. Let it catch all the flavors for about 30 mn minimum. The more the smelts is marinated, the better it tast.
4- Roll the smelts in the flour until well coated.
5- Heat oil in a frying pan over medium heat until hot. Fry the fish in a hot oil until crisp, two to three minutes each side.
6- Remove the fish to paper towel to drain oil. Garnish if desired with lemon and serve.
Recipe by: LDS’s Mom












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