Sunday, April 24, 2011

Gin & Tonic battered fish

Once a year I bust out and make battered fish & chips & onion rings. What better time to have fish than Good Friday!

I guess this is taking it to the next level. A beer batter is fairly common place. A few years ago I saw an episode of "In Search of Perfection" by Heston Blumenthal. In that episode he perfected the dish "Fish & Chips". His recipe uses equal parts of vodka and beer to make batter. Here a posting of his recipe

So I decided to take it up a notch and use gin in place of the vodka and tonic water in place of the beer. This recipe make a lot of batter and could be reduced and still make enough batter

200g all purpose flour
200g corn startch
1 tsp baking powder
1 tbsp honey
250ml (1 cup) gin
355ml (1 can) tonic water
2 filets of haddock
2 slices of a large onion
1 large potato

Basic Batter ingredients
1. Combine the flours and baking powder
2. Dissolve the honey in the gin and add to the flour mixture. Add the tonic and fold in to combine.

Ready to go.

3. Remember to dust the fish with flour so the batter adheres to the fish.

Here are the final results. It does make a crispy batter

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