POLENTA CRUMBED FISH
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Another variation on fish and chips! This polenta crumbed fish is perfect served with chunky chips and salad.

Polenta crumbed fish with chunky chips, salad and tartare sauce.

The polenta adds a delicious crunchy coating and has the added advantage of being gluten-free.

If you want an indulgent meal, more similar to the takeaway version, you could deep fry the fish and chips instead.

As always, check out the recipe notes for a non-seafood option 😊

 

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Polenta crumbed fish with chunky chips, salad and tartare sauce.

POLENTA CRUMBED FISH

Keyword: FISH, MAIN MEALS, SEAFOOD
Difficulty: Easy
Ready In: 40 minutes
Serves: 4

Another variation on fish and chips! This polenta crumbed fish is naturally gluten-free with a delicious crunchy coating. Perfect served with chunky chips and salad.

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Ingredients

CHIPS

  • 800 g potatoes (i.e. Agria) (1lb 12oz)
  • 2 tsp olive oil

SAUCE

  • 1/2 cup unsweetened Greek yoghurt (125ml)
  • 3 Tbsp mayonnaise
  • 1 Tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 Tbsp capers

SALAD

  • 1/4 small red cabbage
  • 1/2 telegraph cucumber
  • 60 g baby rocket (2.1oz)
  • 300 g can whole corn kernels, drained (10.6oz)
  • 1/2 lemon
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil

FISH

  • 3/4 cup polenta (125g)
  • 2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 1 egg
  • 500 g white fish fillets (1lb 2oz)
  • 3 Tbsp rice bran oil

Instructions

  1. MAKE CHIPS

    Preheat oven to 200ºC (390ºF) fan bake and line a large oven tray with baking paper.

  2. Scrub potatoes clean. Cut into chunky chips. Place on prepared tray, drizzle with oil and season with salt and pepper. Toss to combine, then arrange in a single layer and bake for 15 minutes. Turn chips over, then cook for a further 15 minutes, until golden.

  3. PREPARE SAUCE

    Meanwhile, whisk together yoghurt, mayonnaise and lemon juice. Chop capers into smaller pieces and stir through. Season to taste with salt and pepper.

  4. MAKE SALAD

    Finely shred cabbage. Dice cucumber. Place cabbage, cucumber, rocket and corn kernels in a salad bowl. Squeeze lemon juice over the top, drizzle with oil, season with salt and pepper and gently toss to combine.

  5. COOK FISH

    Combine polenta, garlic powder, salt and pepper in a shallow dish. Whisk egg with a fork in a shallow bowl. Cut fish into 4 fillets and dip each piece in egg, then in polenta to coat.

  6. Heat oil in a large frying pan on medium-high. Pan fry fish fillets for 2-3 minutes each side, until coating is golden and fish is just cooked through (you may need do this in two batches). Season with a little extra salt.

  7. SERVE

    Divide fish and chips between serving plates. Serve with a generous helping of salad and sauce.

Recipe Notes

WINE MATCH: Go for a Sauvignon Blanc.
GLUTEN-FREE OPTION: Make sure your mayonnaise is gluten-free, otherwise this meal is naturally gluten-free!
INGREDIENT SWAPS / NOTES: If you don’t like capers, replace with finely chopped cornichons (baby gherkins). You can use any white fish you like. I chose lemon fish - it was a good price, the flavour is nice and it holds together well. This meal would also work well with chicken tenderloins (cook for an extra 2-3 minutes each side, to ensure fully cooked through).
STORING AND REHEATING: Fish and chips can be stored together. Keep salad and sauce separate. Fish and chips are best reheated in the oven.

 

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