When you think Barracuda, what comes to your mind ? … ( no not the song by Heart ! ) … the fish – big, long, vicious, sharp teeth, ugly but nice chunky meat, barbecue :-) And then you come across Baby Barracuda … small, delicate,  kinda cute, soft edible bones, deep fried !!! Yup these little babies can give anchovies a run for their money. Add a couple of spices to flour, toss them in it and deep fry … an instant hit and I promise you , once you start you cannot stop eating these.

Ingredients

  • Baby Barracudas
  • 100 gms all purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons corriander pd
  • 2 tsps red cayenne pd
  • 2 tsp dry mango pd
  • a teeny weeny pinch of turmeric
  • salt to taste
  • lemon wedges to serve
  • oil for deep frying

Clean and gut the fishes, but leave them whole. Pat them dry. Mix the spices and flour together. Toss the fishes in it and coat them well, making sure you get some of the flour mix in the belly of the fish too. Deep fry in hot oil, till crispy. Drain on kitchen towel, and serve immediately with lemon wedges.

And please don’t write me off as an obnoxious rude gal who’s stopped dropping by your wonderful blogs. I’m in the midst of shifting homes and travelling. Will drop by as soon as I settle in.

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Comment :

Baby barracuda?? Amazing! I could never think that barracudas were edible. If they are really like anchovies then you truly have something there!
Magda

Wonderful, amazing photos!

They look beautiful this tiny and delicious the way you have them fried and presented.

The first time I had barracuda was last year in a curry, I have to say, I did not like it much. I know I’d enjoy the tiny ones you have them prepared here though.

I love the new look of your blog… very chic & classy!!!!

Those look wonderful! Never tried barracuda but these look fantastic. We often fry what we call Atherina in Greek this way and eat it whole. Surprisingly it’s a family-friendly dish for us … the kids eat them better than even french fries!!!

Baby barracuda! Totally new to me..:D

Wow, I want these. Where do you get baby barracuda? I love the spices you’re using, too – coriander is my favorite and amchoor (mango powder) is so underused.

My husband and I went out to dinner Saturday, and we had little smelt fish prepared much the same way. Delicious! I’ve never seen baby barracuda – not sure we can get them here in the U.S.A., but I would love to try these. First time to your blog – it’s lovely!

My husband and I went out to dinner Saturday, and we had little smelt fish prepared much the same way. Delicious! I\’ve never seen baby barracuda – not sure we can get them here in the U.S.A., but I would love to try these. First time to your blog – it\’s lovely!

erica

please eat sardines or smelt instead. far more sustainable!!

Goodness! We eat them? I always thought they eat us! :)

that’s incredible.

Oh! I love this little fried fish :-)

Very cool and similar to dish that I blogged about Called Caribbean Fry Dry except that we use sardines.

First of all congratulation for the photos and the subject their great, this preparation is so fresh and appetizing, but unfortunately here were i am i can get big barracuda but not a small like that.

I can’t wait to try these out! It will be a fun change of pace from the normal food in my house.

vasc

with stocks of mature barracuda disappearing at a rapid rate, i find it difficult to eat the babies.

Its really Amazing! Baby barracuda is so fabulous. I am fond of it very much. Thanks for your posting.

I had never eaten baby barracudas … delicious! Thank you.


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