Whenever my in laws visited us in Bangalore, my father in law used to get variety of fish and ask my mom in law to prepare different dishes for us. He used to think that we don’t know to prepare fish here. Yes, during the initial days, I did not know to cook fish. But soon I learnt it. But still my father-in-law would feel that we are missing all the yummy fish from Goa and hence my mom in law used to make several types of dishes. That was how I learnt to make today’s dish i.e. Mori Mutton or Goan Shark curry. In Goa shark is called Mori in Konkani. Also we have used baby shark or small shark fish not the huge ones that swim in the oceans 🙂
My mom in law would always sort out the ingredients separately and keep all of them handy while cooking her recipes. I too do the same now. I miss my father in law but. I wish he was here with me in Bangalore to taste the “Mori Mutton” as he would always say.
My hubby brought 1/2 kg cleaned and de-skinned shark pieces the other day and asked me to make the same shark curry which my mom in law would make. It was the first time that I cooked shark. Yea, it was a baby shark. Always remember to buy tender pieces of shark while buying. Get it de-skinned and chopped as it is very tough to de-skin at home. Ensure that the skin is completely removed. Also do not buy the double mouthed shark, just a single mouth one should be bought for consuming. We Goan’s do not eat the double mouthed ones, we call them “toki”.