Beer Battered Fish
If I am feeling lazy and the fish is beautiful and fresh I often cook it naked, in pan with just some butter and a bit of spice, however a batter does seem a little more naughty (and delicious with a tomato salsa).
This is the boys in our households favourite. Mum and I on the bother hand prefer our fish fried in fresh bread crumbs combined with a good handful of chopped herbs (i.e. parsley and chives) and a grind of black pepper.
Fish / Vegetables or anything else which you desire to batter
1/2 Cup Flour
1/2 Cup Cornflour
2 Teaspoons Baking Powder
3/4 Cup Beer (approx)
1/2 Teaspoon Salt
1 Teaspoon Smoked Paprika
2 Shallots, Finely Diced
1 Teaspoon Cajun Seasoning
½ Lemon, Juiced
1. Place all ingredients in a bowl and whisk until smooth, but coats back of a spoon thickly.
2. Additional beer should be added if required to achieve this.
3. Dip fish into batter and fry in hot oil immediately until crisp and bubbles have formed in batter surrounding fish. Turn and cook till crispy other side.
4. Serve with a slice of lemon.