Well, just like that, April is done. It was a wet and cold month that has everyone wondering when the rains would quit. I caught a cold and cough that would not stop and I had to take a break from blogging and focus on getting better first before creating new recipes to share with you guys. I am finally healthier and better and back to cooking.
One thing for sure is that I was craving a lot of spicy and deep fried foods when I was sick and it was during that time that I came up with this fish fingers recipe. With that said, let’s get cooking:
INGREDIENTS: (for marination)
- 3 medium sized fish fillet
- 2 cloves garlic
- Thumb size of ginger
- 2 tablespoons of dark soy sauce
- 1 tablespoon lemon zest
- Lemon juice from 1/2 lemon
(For the coating) :
- 1 cup flour
- 1 tablespoon salt
- 1 tablespoon garlic powder
- 1 tablespoon paprika
- 1 tablespoon cayenne pepper
- 1 tablespoon black pepper
- Oregano flakes (optional)
- In a shallow bowl, mix your marinade ingredients thoroughly then add in your fish fillet. Rub and massage the marinade in the fish and ensure that it’s evenly distributed. Cover your bowl and set aside, preferably in the refrigerator for not more than thirty minutes. This is because if you go for more than thirty minutes, the lemon will start to cook the fish.
- After the marination is done, take out your fish and cut them into strips lengthwise.
- Next up, dredge the fish in the flour mixture and coat them evenly. This will help in preserving the fish moisture.
- Meanwhile, beat your two eggs in a separate bowl and add lemon juice from half a lemon. This added the extra tanginess that I was going for.
- Dip your flour coated fish fillet in the egg mixture then proceed to coat them in your breadcrumbs. The eggs will act as glue and the breadcrumbs will add some extra crispiness. I added half a tablespoon of oregano flakes in my breadcrumb mixture and salt to give it that herby taste and season the breadcrumbs.
- Heat up vegetable oil in a deep frying pan and once it’s hot enough (not to hot to avoid burning) add your fish fingers and fry for three minutes or until golden brown. Fish tends to cook fast and you also want to avoid burning up the breadcrumbs coating the fish.
- Place your fried fish fillet on a kitchen towel or serviette then serve with your favorite dipping sauce. Enjoy!