Salmon with a twist

Ask a Bangladeshi(descendant of Bangladesh) to name the king of all fishes and undoubtedly 98.897% will tell you it is Hilsha (called Ilish in Bengali). Ask any of them what the best preparation of Ilish is and the answer would undoubtedly be “sorshe Ilish” meaning Hilsha in mustard paste. A Bangladeshi or Bengali will jump with immense pleasure with the aroma of an Ilish dish.  This mouthwatering delicacy is also thoroughly enjoyed by Indian descendants of West Bengal, Assam, Orissa, or Tripura. Though Hilsha is found in Persian Gulf, Arabian Sea, Red sea, China Sea and Vietnam Sea, but the tastiest of all are the ones caught in the “Padma-Meghna-Jamuna” delta in the Bay of Bengal.

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