Saturday, 25 March 2017

HOW TO FRY THE PERFECT FISH




Red snapper, Tilapia, Herrings,'one man thousand' to mention but a few are types of fishes I love eating (particularly in Ghana), especially when fried.
On my last visit to Ghana, I kept hunting for freshly fried fish to have as a snack (a slight obsession, that won't  go away).

Freshly caught and fried fish is the best thing you could ever have. In Ghana freshly fried fish is readily available all day, from the Kenkey and Waakye sellers. 

My local fishmonger serves me perfectly well with the varied choices he has available. 


Fried fish accompanies dishes like Kenkey, Waakye, Jollof rice, Banku etc (all local Ghanaian dishes).




Ingredients; 

8 medium sized (Sea Bream/Red Snapper/Sea Bass, Red Mullet) cleaned, gutted and cut in half, by your fishmonger. 
Flour
1 litre of Sunflower oil
Salt and Pepper to taste


Tip 
For a crispy skinned, fried fish, wipe the fish with a kitchen paper towel (to get rid of any moisture) , add salt to the skin and leave to rest for 5 minutes before frying. Using flour also helps with achieving a crispy skinned, fried fish 



Method
Add the oil to a frying pan or wok and place on a medium heat. 

Add the flour to a bowl and set aside. 

Test the oil is hot, by adding a tiny cube of bread, if it sizzles, the oil is ready. 

Toss each fish into the flour, till it's completely covered (shake off any excess flour) and carefully drop it into the hot oil. 

Tip;
(Please take all necessary precautions, when dealing with hot oil). 

Fry on each side for 3 minutes and remove it from the oil . Place the fish on a Kitchen blotting paper (to absorb any excess oil). 


Tip
Ensure the oil is hot at (180*c or 350 degrees farenheit) for a crispy, perfectly fried fish. If the oil is too hot the fish will burn and if it's not hot enough it will absorb the oil.



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Find more inspiring recipes on my Youtube page,like this Masa recipe, 'Ndudu by Fafa'.