One of my favorite humans in this world is my sweet friend Nasimiyu. She is seriously genuinely sweet and always a pleasure to hang around. Whenever we meet for lunch, I always let her decide where we are going to eat. She always seems to know the best places to have a good meal. She is more conversant with great places to eat out than I am. And nothing beats girly musings, mischievous giggles and hearty laughs over a good meal. One of the places she introduced me in 2009 was an eatery that had the best fish fingers ever. I have forgotten it’s name, but never how good those fingers were! Being fresh from boarding school, that was as close to heaven as my tongue could get. I decided to create fish fingers at home but of course with a #KK twist. You will totally love this!
PREP TIME: 10 MIN COOK TIME:20 MIN SERVES:3
Fish fingers Ingredients
2 medium sized fish fillet
5 tablespoons plain flour
1 /2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1 lemon, zest
1 teaspoon of white pepper
1 large egg
1 handful of breadcrumbs
1 handful of sesame seeds
Cut your fish fillet in horizontally in half then proceed to cu into strips lengthwise.
Put the flour+white pepper, the breadcrumbs+sesame seeds and egg+lemon zest in separate containers. Begin by dredging the fish in the flour+white pepper. Then dip them in the lemon +lemon zest. Finally, roll them in the bread crumbs and sesame seeds. Set them aside as you go.
Put some vegetable oil to heat up and fry the fish. It will take about two minutes for them to cook through. Remove from the heat and allow them to drain on a serviette.
For the tartar sauce
4 tablespoons cup good mayonnaise
1 tablespoon of chopped spring onion
1 tablespoon apple cider wine vinegar
1/2 teaspoon ground mustard
1/4 ripe avocado
1/4 teaspooon ground black pepper
Place all the ingredients in a bowl and mix them up with a fork. Once all the ingredients are well blended and evenly distributed, it is ready. Be careful not to over-churn as it will become too light.
Laddle the avocado tartar sauce into a bowl and serve together with your fish fingers.
The hot fish goes so well with the tartar sauce. The avocado simply adds to the creaminess of the sauce and also brings with it a world of nutrients.
Swirl the fish in the sauce and take a bite. Enjoy how the crispy crust gives way to the soft fish and how the zestiness goes very well with the creamy sauce.
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