Spaghetti with Grilled Fish in Red Sauce
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Serves: 4 People
For cooking Spaghetti:
  • Spaghetti: 500g
  • Salt: 1 Tbsp.
  • Olive Oil: 1 Tsp.
For Grilling the Fish:
  • Boneless Fish Chunk: 300g (I have used Bhetki Fish)
  • Lemon Juice: 2 Tbsp.
  • Crushed Black Peppercorn: 1 Tsp.
  • Salt: ½ Tsp.
  • Olive Oil: ½ Tbsp.
For making the Red Sauce:
  • Ripe Tomato: 3 (big size)
  • Garlic Clove: 8-10
  • Onion: 1 (Big)
  • Capsicum: 1
  • Tomato ketchup: 2 Tbsp.
  • Crushed Red Chili: ½ Tsp. ( can be added more)
  • Dried Mixed Herb: 1 Tsp.
  • Dried Basil leaves: ½ Tsp. (fresh Basil leave can also be used if available)
  • Salt: ½ Tsp.
  • Olive Oil: 1 Tbsp. + 1tsp.
Cooking/ Boiling the Pasta:
  1. Start Boiling Spaghetti along with salt in around 2 liters of water till reaches Al Dente ( it is a stage when the pasta is firm to bite). It took me 9 minutes of cooking to reach Al Dente.
  2. Strain 1 Cup of Water from the Pasta and keep it for future use and discard rest of the water.
  3. Drizzle around 1 Tsp. Olive oil over the Pasta and mix lightly.
Grilling the Fish:
  1. Preheat the oven to 200 degrees C for 10 minutes.
  2. Marinate Bhetki Fish Chunks with Lemon Juice, Salt, and crushed peppercorn and leave it for 10 minutes.
  3. Now Grill Fish chunks after drizzling little olive oil for 15 minutes in 200-degree c in a preheated oven.
  4. Take the Grilled fishes out of the oven when cooled completely.
  5. Crush fish chunks in to bite size pieces using your hand.
Making of the Red Sauce and Tossing Pasta:
  1. Make a paste of Tomatoes, Chop Garlic and Onions separately.
  2. Heat 1 Tbsp. Olive Oil in a wok and add chopped Garlic in it and cook till aroma comes from the mixture.
  3. Add Chopped Onions and cook until those turn light pink in color. Don’t over-fry Onion.
  4. Now add Tomato Puree and cook until tomato mixes properly and there is no raw smell in the mixture.
  5. Now add salt, Crushed Red Chilli, mixed herbs, Basil Leave and give the mixture a light mix.
  6. Add some Tomato ketchup to the mixture.
  7. Add Crushed Fish pieces to the mixture and cook for 1 more minute. You can keep few pieces of Grilled Fishes for garnishing.
  8. Add 1 Cup of Pasta boiling Water to the Sauce to make it a bit runny and bring it to boil.
  9. Finally, add Boiled Spaghetti and toss properly to mix Spaghetti with the sauce.
  10. Switch the Flame off and Serve Spaghetti with Grilled Fish in Red Sauce after garnishing with Grilled Fish chunks.
More Chili Can be added while making the Sauce.
Instead of Dried herbs, fresh herbs can be added for extra flavor.
Instead of Pureed Tomato, chopped tomatoes can also be used
Recipe by Debjanir Rannaghar at