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Deep-Fried Fillet Of Cod In Beer Batter

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This recipe for cod has a fillet of cod cooked in a beer batter. If looking for cod recipes, this cod in beer batter will be ideal and is great served with a pea puree and chunky chips.
Ingredients
For the fillets
  Cod fillets/Haddock fillets 175 Gram (2 fillets)
  Plain flour 2 Tablespoon
  Sea salt To Taste
  Freshly ground black pepper To Taste
For the beer batter
  Plain flour 200 Gram
  Baking powder 2 Teaspoon
  Dark beer 300 Milliliter
For the pea puree
  Frozen peas 250 Gram (Minted peas used)
  Butter 25 Gram
  Shallots 25 Gram
  Vegetable stock 75 Milliliter
  Pepper To Taste
For frying the fillets
  Vegetable oil 3 Cup (48 tbs) (As needed for deep frying)
For garnishing
  Lemon wedges 4 Medium (As needed)
Directions

GETTING READY
1. Put the flour into a shallow dish. Season the flour with sea salt and freshly milled black pepper. Set aside.
2. Make the Beer Batter and allow it to stand for 30–40 minutes.
To prepare pea puree (to serve with the fish fillets):
3. In a heated medium-sized saucepan, melt butter. Add shallots and let cook until soft, but not colored.
4. Add the peas and vegetable stock.
5. Season to taste. Bring to a boil, turn down the heat and simmer for about 12–15 minutes.
6. Remove from the heat and, using a potato masher, mash the peas until it's a paste. Set aside.

MAKING
7. Heat enough vegetable oil in a deep pan or wok to deep fry to the temperature of about 180 C.
8. Pass the fish fillets through the seasoned flour, shaking off any excess, and then into the batter. Make sure the fish is well coated with the batter. (Hold the fillets over the bowl for a few moments to allow any excess batter to run off)
9. Carefully lower the fillets into the hot oil.
10. Fry for about 5 minutes, when the batter should be crisp and golden, turning from time to time. (The frying time will depend on the thickness of the fillets)
11. Once done, carefully remove from the oil and drain on kitchen paper to remove any excess oil.

SERVING
12. Serve the fish warm with a portion of pea pureé. Garnish with wedges of lemon and serve immediately.

TIPS
To make the pea puree, if you can’t find frozen minted peas, just add 3–4 fresh mint leaves to your saucepan. Remember to remove the leaves before mashing.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
American
Course: 
Main Dish
Taste: 
Savory
Method: 
Deep Fried
Ingredient: 
Cod
Restriction: 
High Fiber, High Protein
Preparation Time: 
10 Minutes
Cook Time: 
10 Minutes
Ready In: 
20 Minutes
Servings: 
2
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