The Penguin Post 08 - Magazine - Page 19
ALL CURRIED UP
This joyful homage to one of the world’s most beloved and versatile dishes – the
curry – is inspired by the author’s memories of the slow-cooked Cape Malay
curries of her childhood, as well as the fast-paced landscape of the Middle East.
Amina’s Wonder Spice Tandoori-Glazed Salmon
The story of Amina’s Wonder Spice is
an endearing one. Abdulgani Rahman
was working for a clothing retailer in
Durban, South Africa, and found it
difficult to survive on his salary. After
being asked to arrange a barbecue
for his then employers, the guests
complimented his marinade and
some even suggested he bottle and
then sell it. With an initial outlay of
just R375 ($60), Abdulgani and his
wife, Amina, bottled their first two
products – Chicken Tikka and Steak
& Chops – and started selling them.
The rest, as they say, is history.
The essence of this quality-based
company is that all its products are
‘ready mixed’ and ‘ready to use’,
making cooking simpler, easier and
less time-consuming. My kitchen
pantry is incomplete without Amina’s
Wonder Spice range!
6 salmon fillets, skin on
1 lemon, thinly sliced
FOR THE TANDOORI GLAZE
3 Tbsp (45 ml) Amina’s
3 Tbsp (45 ml) honey
2 cloves garlic, peeled and
2 Tbsp (30 ml) olive oil
2 tsp (10 ml) roasted masala
1 thumb-size piece fresh ginger,
peeled and thinly sliced
Salt to taste
PREPARING THE TANDOORI GLAZE
1. Place all the ingredients into a small
ive this a good mix and set aside.
PREPARING THE FISH
reheat the oven to 220 °C. Line
a baking tray with baking paper.
lace the salmon fillets on the
baking tray, skin-side down. Use
a pastry brush to coat the flesh of
the fish with the tandoori glaze.
educe the heat of the oven to
180 °C and place the fish on the
middle shelf of the oven. Grill the
fish for 8–10 minutes.
erve with slices of lemon, a green
salad and naan bread.
This marinade is ideal for fish
and chicken grilled in the oven or
on an open fire. I’ve also used the marinade
for tuna steaks and tuna kebabs.
THE PENGUIN POST MAY 2021