Silver carp is a freshwater fish from the carp family. Having a very peculiar smell and a large number of bones, it is not the most popular dish on the table. Nevertheless, silver carp is quite budgetary, as well as a very useful fish. It contains a large amount of protein, amino acids. In addition, it is the only one of all freshwater fish that contains fat that lowers blood cholesterol. This effect is possible from the use of only seafood. Also, its meat is useful if there is a history of diabetes or hypertension.
Due to the low calorie content and high protein content, this fish is rightfully recognized as a dietary product. 100 grams of silver carp contains 86 kcal. Moreover, it is possible to cook it in absolutely any way. You can stew, fry, dry, cook soups, as well as smoke. By the way, when stewing or boiling, the calorie content decreases slightly.
Further we will look at how to choose fish, tips for cooking fried silver carp in a pan.
How to choose a silver carp? When choosing, it is worth paying attention to large specimens weighing from 2 kg. The amount of bone and fat in the fish depends on the size. The smaller the specimen, the more bones in it and less healthy fat. Ideally, you can buy filet. And in order to get rid of a specific smell, it is recommended to pickle silver carp in lemon juice for some time. You can also get rid of the smell of river tina by bombarding the fish with bay leaf cut into small pieces and pouring it in warm water. Leave for an hour.
The silver carp is mainly sold in chilled form. But if, after all, the fish was frozen, then it must be defrosted correctly. The silver carp is thawed in cold water (2 liters of water - 1 kilogram of fish) or at room temperature. You can cook the fillet without thawing.
Next, we’ll look at how to grill fish in a pan.
Recipe 1. How to fry silver carp in an egg in 20 minutes
- fillet, 300 g;
- one chicken egg;
- 2 tbsp. tablespoons vegetable oil;
- 2 tbsp. spoonfuls of flour;
- salt and spices.
The ingredients indicate silver carp fillet, but you can take the whole fish. In this case, it needs to be prepared: clean from scales, cut, leave the head for soup. The fish is washed and wiped with a paper towel. Slices 3-4 cm wide are prepared. On both sides, fish is sprinkled with salt and pepper. If you use seasoning, you need to be careful with salt, since salt is already present in the finished seasonings. With a whisk, beat the chicken egg, then the pieces of fish are dipped alternately in the egg and flour. Vegetable oil is heated in a pan and the pieces are fried on both sides. The fried silver carp in the pan is ready. Bon appetit
Recipe 2. Fried silver carp with onions and Provencal herbs
- fish - 1 kg;
- flour - 3-5 tablespoons;
- onions - 120 grams;
- vegetable oil (refined) - 50 grams;
- half a lemon;
- peppers, Provencal herbs seasoning.
Consider how to deliciously cook silver carp according to this recipe.
Onions need to be peeled and cut into half rings. Fry until cooked in vegetable oil, pre-salt and pepper. The fish is cleaned of scales, viscera and the head, cut into portioned pieces. Provencal herbs, pepper, salt, lemon juice are added to the dishes with pieces of silver carp. Pickled for 15 minutes. Further, each piece is rolled in flour and fried until fully cooked over medium heat until golden brown.
Recipe 3. Silver carp fried in a pan
- 1 kg of fish (silver carp);
- half a lemon;
- wheat flour or any other 3-5 tablespoons;
- vegetable oil;
- salt, seasoning.
Wash, cut the fish by removing the head, fins, entrails and scales. Cut into convenient pieces, put in a bowl or bowl. Pour lemon juice, add seasoning and salt, leave to brew for 15 minutes. Then the pieces on both sides are crushed in flour and sent to the pan, preheated with vegetable oil. Each piece is fried until golden brown on moderate heat, so as not to get fried fish on the outside and raw inside. Fried silver carp can be served on the table both in hot and chilled form.
Recipe 4. Silver carp fried with tomatoes
To prepare this fried silver carp in a pan, you will need the following ingredients :
- silver carp - 500 g;
- tomatoes - 2 pieces;
- olive oil (vegetable oil possible) - 3-4 tablespoons;
- ground red pepper;
- parsley - a small bunch;
- salt, spices.
Consider how to fry a silver carp in a pan for this my recipe.
The cleaned and gutted carcass of the fish is washed in cold water and thoroughly dried. It is cut into steaks and folded into a bowl. Oil (olive or vegetable) is mixed with red pepper and salt. In this mixture, the fish should be marinated for 10-15 minutes. After the pieces of fish are marinated, they should be fried in a well-heated pan. This recipe is also suitable for grilling fish. Well-washed tomatoes must be cut by removing the tails. For a beautiful presentation, it is recommended to take tomatoes of different colors, for example yellow and red. When serving along with fish, lettuce, parsley branches and tomatoes, cut into slices, are laid out on a plate. All this is seasoned with one tablespoon of salted olive or vegetable oil.
Recipe 5. Fried silver carp with tomato paste, carrots and onions
- 500 grams of fish;
- onions onions - 1 pc.;
- carrots - 1 pc.;
- salt, spices;
- tomato paste 1 tablespoon;
- 2 tbsp. tablespoons of flour;
- 2 tbsp. tablespoons of sunflower oil.
Peeled silver carp, cut into portions, need to salt and roll in flour on both sides. Then, in a well-heated pan, fry the fish until cooked. Peel the vegetables. On a grater, it is better to coarse, grate carrots, finely chop the onion. Take another pan, send vegetables to it, add tomato paste and fry. Put the fried fish in a mold, top with a mixture of vegetables and tomato paste. Send everything to the preheated oven for 15 minutes. Fried silver carp in a pan is ready.
Recipe 6. Fried silver carp with orange
- silver carp - two steaks;
- half an orange;
- a pinch of saffron;
- one tablespoon of honey;
- a mixture of peppercorns;
- butter - 50 grams.
Fried silver carp in a pan is prepared as follows. For an ideal result, the steaks should be about 1.5 cm thick. The mixture of peppers should be chopped, mixed with saffron and salt, then grate the fish steaks with this dry mixture and let it soak. Melt 50 grams of butter in a pan and fry the steaks in it. Then pour the fried fish with orange juice and continue to stew.
Next, coat one side of the steaks with honey, turn the pieces over and on the other side also coat with honey. Bake a little more. The most common decoration for fried fish dishes is lemon. It can be used not only as an element of decor. They can season a piece of fish, its taste will only get better. Also, lettuce, vegetables, greens are suitable for decoration. Instead of lemon, you can use lime and mint leaves. In principle, for the decoration of fried fish dishes, you can use everything that is in the kitchen, but the main thing in it is nevertheless a deliciously cooked fish.