Saturday, April 16, 2011

F is for Fresh Fried Fish

Food. It's my favorite noun.
For the weekend, me and the Mrs needed to get away. We packed our bags and the pooch and headed to my hometown. We spent the weekend at my parents' house and then the next day we went to the ponds on my grandfather's land to fish for....what's the! We ended up catching fourteen fish between the two of us. The Mrs got some great pictures so take a peek at them and then I will tell you about the food.

My dad taught (attempted to teach) Mrs how to fly fish. With an extension cord.

My favorite pond

The first fish of the trip, and Zoey had to inspect it.

The Mrs hooks a big one!

Fourteen fish total. Fantastic job.

And now the food.

Fried Fish

  • 2lbs of cleaned fish fillets
  • 1 cup of milk
  • 4T yellow mustard
  • 1 1/2 cup corn flour
  • 1/4t cayenne pepper
  • 1T paprika
  • 1/2t garlic powder
  • 1/8t chili powder
  • 2t salt
  • 1T black pepper

Place milk in a medium size bowl and whisk in mustard. Soak the fish in this mixture for 10-15 minutes. In a large bowl combine corn flour, cayenne pepper, paprika, garlic powder, chili powder, salt, and pepper.

Get your large skillet and pour in your oil. Heat the oil on high heat until the oil slightly bubbles and then turn down the heat to medium high. At this point, you are ready to fry.

Take a few fish fillets and place them in the dry mixture. You want to coat the fish and immediately place them in the hot oil. Dont over crowd the skillet. I was able to do 5 fillets at a time, but depending on the size of your skillet you might can do more or less. Let the fish cook until golden brown (about 4-5 minutes) and them place them on a paper towel lined plate. Sprinkle them with salt just after they come out of the oil and let them cool.

From here you can eat the fish fillets as is or take it one step farther and make fish tacos. Dollop some sour cream and homemade Guacamole (wait a week for this recipe) on to a tortilla. Place a few pieces of fish in the center and top with tomatoes, lettuce, shredded cheese and a few onions and peppers and then roll up the tortilla to eat.



1 comment:

  1. Looks soooo good! Can't imagine your Mrs. going fishing! LOL