Fish & Mike’s BBQ Batter

By 2nd May 2016 October 7th, 2019 No Comments

After spending the last 3 days on a fishing boat fishing cruising around D’Urville island.
It’s a hard life I know.
I felt it best to talk about fish! More importantly, what’s something different we can do with this wonderful N.Z resource.

I just love cooking fish, but it’s expensive so we want to ensure we don’t mess it up.
So here are a couple tips.

Always cook fish quickly, fish loves heat. It not like meat which has strong connective tissues.┬áSeason the fish before placing into the pan, but don’t do it to early otherwise the salt will draw out the moisture.

– Oil the fish not the pan before cooking

– When you see the protein milk coming from the side of the cooking fish it’s over cooking!

– Leave the skin on! Just scale it and cook it skin side down. Crispy skin is amazing

Here are a couple ideas on how to cook your fish.

I just love a good battered fish but it’s not so good for you, plus not everyone has a deep fryer at home. So I cook mine on┬áthe BBQ, odd I know!

Mike’s BBQ Batter

  • 2 cups soda water or beer
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup plain flour (rice flour can be used)
  • Salt and white pepper
  • Touch of lemon juice to flavour

Combine the ingredients and whisk to a smooth batter, the batter should be runny but not watery

Take your fish fillets and run through the batter and then onto a preheated and lightly oiled BBQ flat plate.

Cook until golden on each side.
If it’s a bigger piece you may have to just finish the cooking in a oven to ensure the fish is cooked.

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