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Batter Fish

Batter Fish

On Travelling Diva, Ritu Dalmia finds herself pleasantly surprised by the wealth and quality of the local food in Edinburgh. Here’s her version of the quintessential batter fried fish.

Ingredients :
-: 500 grams, any white firm flesh fish fillet
-: 1 Tbsp white flour (maida)
-: Handful parsley finely chopped
-: Oil for deep frying

For the batter:
-: 1 tsp baking powder
-: 1 cup white flour (maida)
-: 1 egg (optional)
-: 1 cup soda water
-: Salt and pepper to season

Method :
Batter Fish
-: Clean the fish under running water, pat dry and roll it in flour and parsley, keep aside

-: For the batter , in a clean bowl whisk together soda water, baking powder, egg, flour and the seasoning into smooth consistency

-: Heat the oil in wok/ deep pan

-: Now dip each piece of fish in batter, coating them well and gently place them into hot oil.
-: Fry on medium heat till golden

-: Serve with a wedge of lemon, Chips with salt and vinegar.

Beer Battered Fish

Beer Battered Fish

A beautiful fish fillet coated in a beer based batter, deep fried till golden. Served with a smooth pea puree and potato salad.
Ingredients :

For the fish:
-> 2 Tbsp yeast
-> Sugar, a pinch
-> 3 Tbsp flour
-> 1/4 th pint of beer
-> 1 fish fillet
-> Oil, to deep fry
-> Salt and pepper, to taste

For the potato salad:
-> 20-25 small potatoes
-> 7-8 beans, chopped
-> 2 spring onions, chopped
-> 2 tsp jalapeno juice
-> 3 chopped jalapenos
-> 6-7 chopped olives
-> 1 thinly sliced gherkin
-> 1/4th green pepper, chopped
-> 3 Tbsp mayonnaise
-> 2 tsp mustard
-> 1 tsp chopped chives
-> Picked parsley leaves
-> 1 tsp tarragon leaves, chopped
-> Salt and pepper, to taste
Beer Battered Fish
For the pea puree:
-> Quarter block of butter
-> 2 Tbsp chopped onions
-> 7-8 Tbsp frozen peas
-> 2 tsp vinegar
-> 7-8 mint leaves
-> Salt and pepper, to taste

Method :

For the fish:

-> Take yeast in a bowl and add a pinch of sugar and a little water. Put this mixture in the microwave for 5-6 seconds. Add 3 tbsp heaped flour, beer, salt and pepper to the mixture. Whisk it till it has a slightly thick consistency and let it rest for a few minutes.

-> Take the fish fillet and sprinkle a touch of salt on both sides. Dust with a little flour on both sides and dip it in the risen batter.

-> Fry in hot oil till it’s a golden brown on both sides.

For the potato salad:

-> Boil and peel the small potatoes. Put them in a bowl and add beans, spring onions, jalapeno juice, jalapenos, olives, gherkins, green pepper, mayonnaise, mustard, chives, parsley leaves and tarragon leaves.

-> Season with salt and pepper to taste.

-> Chill before serving.

For the pea puree:

-> Place butter in a pan. Add onions and peas. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Saute the mixture very lightly.

-> Put the mixture in a blender, add vinegar and blend.

-> Serve the fish with cold potato salad and fresh pea puree. Add slices of lemon and garnish with fresh parsley.