Crunchy Fish Recipe
Crunchy Fish Recipe
Category: Spice
Published on May 31, 2018
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One of the things that I'd prayed about concerning my future partner was that he would naturally have a love for fish! Yes, fish :-D! For the longest time, I thought that I would eventually end up with someone from the Lake Side. I had planned on how I'd eat fish all day every day and eventually pass the genius gene from Omega 3 to my children! 

At some point, I thought I was delusional until I realised that the guy I had a crush on for a whole year loved fish! Gosh! I got to understand how love can be patient. By the way, I couldn't afford to tell him I liked him because I knew that I could lose his friendship and to me, our friendship was worth more than the emotional things I felt towards him. Our first unofficial date was at a fish restaurant at Nyayo Stadium. I didn't expect him to invite me for lunch as he'd just returned from a work trip but this date marked the beginning of our love story and the end of my never-ending crush on him!

We've now made it a culture to enjoy fish ever so often...fried, roasted, stewed, oven baked, crumb coated... You name it! I recently came across this recipe and tried it out with a number of adjustments. 

I enjoy a nice crunch on the outside and a savoury tender taste on the inside and this recipe gives you just that. To achieve this, I use corn flour (Unga ya ugali) as I didn't have breadcrumbs at hand, but I think using cornflour gave me the crunch I was looking for.

I also love spices but I went a bit subtle on the spices this time. I went for everyday spices in quantities that didn't subdue the natural taste of fish.

I also advise you make a small batch for one meal and if some remain, you could create a mayo dip to go with the fish. They tend to be slightly bland the following day without a nice dip. 

You can enjoy the fish with rice or mashed potatoes and a side of stir-fried vegetables.

Here's what you need:

  1. 250g Fish Fillet 
  2. 2 TBSP All Purpose Flour
  3. 1/4 Cup Corn Flour
  4. 1/2 Tsp salt
  5. 1/2 Tsp Black Pepper
  6. 1/4 Tsp Chilli Powder
  7. 1 Tsp Paprika
  8. 1 egg beaten
  9. Enough oil to deep fry
Here's how to make them:

  1. Cut the pieces of fish fillet into small pieces and pat them dry with a kitchen towel or napkin.
  2. Generously coat the pieces of fish with the All-Purpose Flour
  3. Dip the pieces of fish in the egg
  4. Mix the spices with the cornflour
  5. Coat the pieces of egg-covered fish with the corn-flour
  6. On high heat, warm the oil in a large skillet and place the pieces of fish, one at a time, in the hot oil.
  7. Cook until the pieces turn brown
  8. Remove from heat and serve hot.

Bon Appetit!


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19th Nov 2018
Darvin
Well put, sir, well put. I'll ceanritly make note of that.
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