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Air Fryer Vindaloo Fish
Earlier this year, I found myself on a blog where they were discussing air fryers. I had never heard of these, so I read about them in the blog, along with reviews of various brands. I did some outside research on them, and they appeared to provide a lower-fat and lower-mess way of making some of my favorite deep-fried foods. After I got it, I got some cookbooks for air fryers. These are almost-new releases, as air fryers have not been on the market very long, at the time of this writing, 2017. There are various accessories that go with them. I have a 1 liter cake pan with mine.

An air fryer is essentially a tiny convection oven, using a very strong fan to circulate air, as to evenly cook the food, much as it would come out if deep-fried. Knowing this, you can make many other things in it. Indeed, it's a handly little kitchen gadget, uses less energy to bake or fry, and does not heat up the house as much as using the range. Also, it preheats in 1 or 2 minutes.

This recipe was inspired by the "Kidney Beans and Tuna Fish", "Carrots and Tuna Fish Recipe" and "Delicious Talapia Recipe" from the Air Fryer Cookbook: 500 Super Easy, Short and Really Fast Air Fryer Recipes for Busy People by Heather Perkins (2017). I combined elements from these recipes, using the items I had.

My husband's reaction to the first bite was, "MMMMMM. It's almost like an orgasm on my tongue! I felt it all the way to my feet!" While I would not go that far, this was delicious!

I suspect that this could be made in a reguar oven or stovetop. It would have to be stirred frequently to avoid burning or drying-out, and probably cooked longer.
Ingredients
  • 12 oz fresh or frozen salmon filets
  • 1 - 15 oz can navy beans
  • 1 - 15 oz can carrots
  • 2 tablespoons Penzey's Vindaloo Seasoning
  • 1 tablespoon corriander
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • Oil to grease pan.
Preparation
  • Oil the bottom and sides of 1 quart cake pan air fryer accessory.
  • Cut fish fillets into small pieces.
  • Drain beans and carrots. Place in mixing bowl.
  • Add spices. Stir well, as to blend them.
  • Add fish to bean/carrot mixture, stir well.
  • Pour fish mixture into cake pan, smoothing out top. It will be quite full.
Cooking
  • Preheat air fryer to 330 F degrees.
  • Place filled cake pan accessory in air fryer.
  • Cook for 25 minutes. Gently stir after 10 minutes, and again after another 7 minutes, being careful not to spill any from pan.
Serving
Serves 2-3 people.
Serve in bowls, hot.
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