Thursday, January 13, 2011

Pita Pockets filled with fish, cabbage and mayo sauce

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A few days back while channel surfing I happened to watch the show 'Aarti Party' on food network. Hmm.. looked interesting. The host shared a recipe for fish tacos. Instead of making tacos I put the same filling into a whole wheat pita pocket.

I followed the recipe for the sauce. Ok let me warn you - The sauce is highly addicting. So make sure you have the ingredients to make enough. It can be made in advance and stored in the fridge.

Here is the recipe :-

Pita pockets with fish,cabbage and mayo sauce
(Inspired from this recipe on Aarti Party on Food Network)

For the sauce :-
1/2 C mayo
10 sprigs of mint chopped
2-3 garlic cloves mashed
salt to taste
juice of 1/2 a lemon
2 tsp coarsely ground cumin

To stuff :-
1/2 head of cabbage shredded ( lettuce would work fine too )
1/2 an onion (optional, this was not in the recipe though )
pickled banana peppers
2-3 spring onions ( greens only ) chopped

Pita pockets ( I got the whole wheat ones at kroger in the baking section )

Marinade for the fish :-
5-6 tbsp of oil
salt to taste
1 tsp cinnamon powder
2 tsp ground cumin
2 tsp chilli powder
1tsp turmeric

4 pieces of tilapia ( or any other white fish )
  • Combine the ingredients for the sauce. Taste and adjust as required. Add some water if required to thin out the sauce. It should taste sour and slightly salty. 
  • Combine the ingredients for the marinade and apply on fish. If using frozen fish thaw and dry completely before marinating. 
  • In a hot pan place the fish pieces and cook till flaky. No more oil is required to fry the fish. Cut the fish into bite sized pieces.
  • Combine the shredded cabbage,onion and banana peppers with the 1/4C of the sauce. Somewhat like a coleslaw salad. 
  • Warm the pita pockets in a pan. This will soften the pockets. Else they will be hard like cardboard. ;)
  • Then fill the pita pockets with the cabbage mixture, top with fish pieces, banana pepper and spring onions. 
  • Serve warm. 
 These pockets look so cute. They are neater to eat than the tacos in my opinion. Vegetarians can easily replace the fish with paneer, potatoes or a combination of these. Would work well for a picnic too..

We enjoyed the pita pockets for a quick weeknight dinner. Warm pita pockets stuffed with spicy fish, cool sauce and crunchy cabbage. Delicious !


Satya said...

pitta pockets filled with fish looks so good...super clicks


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Priya said...

Such a tempting pita pocket, very delicious and tempting..

Suparna said...

thank you Priya and Satya !