Deepest apologies for my absence as of late! I have been preoccupied with many other things that I have neglected my dear blog. For all of my 26 glorious followers, I am sincerely sorry if you have been missing out on this blog. I hope to be more diligent about updating my food adventures from here on out!
I have had some great meals between September and now. My latest creation is homemade fried fish ala fish & chips. It was so easy and so yummy, I thought of my blog and I had to share it! For this recipe, I used Basa Swai filets, which are an imported catfish although a bit lighter in color and not as fishy in flavor. It fried beautifully and was melt-in-your-mouth delicious. Serve this fish with a side of baked fries and fresh peas and you will have a real English pub treat in the comfort of your own home.
2 large basa swai filets
2 large eggs
3/4 cup of flour
1 tablespoon smoked bbq seasoning ( you can make a mixture of brown sugar, paprika, black pepper, smoked salt, garlic, onion, thyme, cinnamon, chipotle, mace, chili peppers, mesquite and hickory powder or just buy some good BBQ rub and use that!)
In a bowl, wisk two eggs together with some salt and pepper and set aside. In another bowl, mix together the flour and bbq seasoning. Then wash and dry your fish and cut into strips or large rectangles. Dip fish one-by-one in egg mixture, then in flour mixture and set aside on a plate. Repeat until all fish are coated. In a large deep frying pan, add canola oil until it is a 1/2 an inch up the sides of the pan. Heat oil (you can stick a wooden spoon in the pan to see if oil is ready- the oil will bubble around the spoon if it is). Add fish a few at a time and brown until golden on each side (about 2-3 minutes per side).