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Crispy Fish Fingers in Lemonade Batter

Crispy Fish Fingers in Lemonade Batter
Image | Great British Chefs via The Cornish Fishmonger

Recipe by

The Cornish Fishmonger

The Cornish Fishmonger is a family run specialist online fishseller, involved in the fishing industry since its creation by Robert Clifford-Wing some thirty years ago.

Chef

Shaun Rankin via Great British Chefs and The Cornish Fishmonger

Website

thecornishfishmonger.co.uk

Ingredients

500ml of sunflower oil, for deep frying 
320g of white fish such as cod, hake, haddock or pollack - skinned and cleaned 
200ml of lemonade 
110g of plain flour 
Pinch of salt & black pepper

Method

Method:
 
1. Preheat a deep fat fryer to 180°c. Alternatively, fill a deep saucepan with sunflower oil to halfway and, using a cooking thermometer, heat to 180°c.
 
2. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the lemonade and flour to make the batter. Set aside.
 
3. Cut the fish fillets into 8 individual goujons.
 
4. Dip each goujon in the lemonade batter until completely covered.
 
5. Carefully lower the fish into the deep-fat fryer or saucepan and cook for 4 minutes, or until golden brown and crispy. The trick is to keep the oil hot enough and not leave the food in it for too long.
 
6. Remove the goujons from the fryer using a slotted spoon and set aside to drain on kitchen paper. Season to taste with salt and pepper.

Cod

Beam Trawling

Cornwall, areas VIIe-h

Beam trawls are nets with a steel beam that holds the net open. The belly of the net is made of chains and the upper surface of the net is mesh. Beam trawlers pull two nets along the seabed simultaneously.

Demersal Trawl

Cornwall, areas VIIe-h

Demersal trawls are large nets that are pulled through the water with the bottom edge of the net touching the seabed. At each edge the net is pulled open by metal ‘trawl doors’. Sometimes referred to as Otter trawling.

Gill Netting

Cornwall areas VIIe-h

Gill nets are lightweight nets made of nylon (monofilament) fishing line that are anchored to the seabed and are used to catch fish by entangling the gills.

Handlining

Cornwall, areas VIIe-h

A low impact, selective method of fishing using hook and line.

Haddock

Beam Trawling

Beam trawls are nets with a steel beam that holds the net open. The belly of the net is made of chains and the upper surface of the net is mesh. Beam trawlers pull two nets along the seabed simultaneously.

Gill Netting

Gill nets are lightweight nets made of nylon (monofilament) fishing line that are anchored to the seabed and are used to catch fish by entangling the gills.

Demersal Trawl

Demersal trawls are large nets that are pulled through the water with the bottom edge of the net touching the seabed. At each edge the net is pulled open by metal ‘trawl doors’. Sometimes referred to as Otter trawling.

Pollack

Demersal Trawl

Demersal trawls are large nets that are pulled through the water with the bottom edge of the net touching the seabed.

Gill Netting

Gill nets are lightweight nets made of nylon (monofilament) fishing line that are anchored to the seabed and are used to catch fish by entangling the gills.

Handlining

Cornish vessels landing to Cornish ports

Handlining is a simple fishing method where hooks on lines are used to catch fish in a very traditional and sustainable way.

Hake

Demersal Trawl

Cornish vessels landing to Cornish ports

Demersal trawls are large nets that are pulled through the water with the bottom edge of the net touching the seabed. At each edge the net is pulled open by metal ‘trawl doors’. Sometimes referred to as Otter trawling.

Gill Netting

Cornish Waters

MSC certified fishery. Gill nets are lightweight nets made of nylon (monofilament) fishing line that are anchored to the seabed and are used to catch fish by entangling the gills.

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