Nun Rebecca is a Brazilian who lives at Saint Elisabeth Convent, miles away from her place of birth. She decided to share with us a recipe for a rather extraordinary dish - Brazilian-style fried fish with pineapple. Variations of this dish can be found in a few other national cuisines of the world, including Hawaiian, Moroccan and Asian cuisine. This fish with pineapple recipe will help you cook a perfect meal to enjoy with your family during the Apostles’ Fast this year!
Most of the Brazilian fried fish recipes require simple ingredients:
Here are 7 simple steps you need to take in order to prepare this fish and pineapple dish:
First, choose the right type of fish. To make the right choice, you need to understand what kind of fish goes with pineapple. Generally, pineapple tastes great with the following types of fish:
You are free to choose the fish you like the most. Nun Rebekah specifically used trout for this recipe.
Now let’s start cooking! To make the fish taste even better than it already does, we need to marinate it. Season your fish fillet with some pepper and salt. Then add garlic, a little lemon juice and leave it for 5-10 minutes to soak in the flavors.
It’s time to prepare our pineapple. Here’s a little tip on how to always choose the ripest pineapple at the grocery store: just pull the leaves from above; if they are easy to tear off, that pineapple is ripe and ready to be consumed.
Now peel the pineapple thoroughly, removing some of the most acidic parts near the skin. Then cut it into large slices, which we will soon fry.
Heat up a pan to at least 300 °F (150 °C) and fry your preseasoned fish. It should be perfectly soft when you are done.
It’s time to prepare a special sauce that makes all of the ingredients taste absolutely incredible together. It is super easy to make - just mix mustard, honey and sour cream! Now let’s put the dish together. First, place a slice of pineapple on a plate. Then put fried fish on top of it. Finally, pour the sauce all over the fish and pineapple and sprinkle it with the herbs of your choice.
And there you go - now you know how to cook fish with pineapple and can treat your loved ones to a special dinner!
Many people are sceptical about cooking fish with pineapple. Do these two completely different foods even go together? Can we eat pineapple with fish?
The short answer is yes, we absolutely can! Besides the fact that fish and pineapple taste great together, they also create a great combination of nutrients for your body. For example, in Brazil, different types of fish are often cooked with fruit, because the fat of the fish and the acid of fruit create a perfect balance for digestion.
You might be wondering, “Can I eat pineapple after eating fish?” Just like we emphasized, fish and pineapple go together very well. However, if you have serious gut conditions, such as ulcers or gastritis - you should be cautious about eating pineapple and oily fish in general.
If your digestive system is healthy - you have nothing to worry about! Prepare the ingredients and cook this Brazilian dish. We promise, you will not regret it!