A crispy, crunchy and delicious lent-friendly recipe!
Whether or not you are observing lent, we think we found something tempting enough to convince just about anyone to take a night off from red meat – IPA Battered Fish! We came across this recipe on “The Saucy Tomato” blog and with all the recent Endeavour excitement, couldn’t pass up the opportunity to share.
If you’ve managed to hold on to any of the Endeavour you picked up on Wednesday, it will offer the ideal ingredient and companion for the meal. If not, no worries! The lighter Elissa IPA, another favorite from Saint Arnold, will also complement the spices in the dish. Plus, as you may recall, a portion of all Elissa sales go toward preserving the historic tall ship by the same name located in Galveston, Texas. As southeast Texans, the Pint Jockeys know our seafood as well as we know our beer, and we guarantee either will be delicious.
The recipe should take about 45 minutes to prepare and serve up to 6, making it the perfect weekend meal. Plus, the instructions are easy to follow:
First, you need to round up your ingredients:
1 ½ lb white fish – cod, Pollock, etc.
12 oz of IPA beer – Saint Arnold Brewing Company’s Endeavour or Elissa
1 tsp Old Bay seasoning (For added spice, replace with some Tony Chachere’s)
1 tbsp lemon juice
1 tbsp Kosher salt
2 tbsp white sugar
½ tsp pepper
1 ½ cup rice flour (This is what gives the dish a more tempura texture!)
Now, all you have to do is combine all of the ingredients (minus the fish) and whisk until smooth. Once well-blended, let the batter set in the refrigerator for 30 minutes. Next, heat your choice of canola, vegetable or peanut oil over medium high heat. Now, all that’s left is to dry the fish and dredge through the yummy, IPA-flavored batter and they are ready to fry. Make sure the fish are cooked all the way through and the crust is a crispy, golden brown (3-5 minutes on each side) before eating.
Looking for a not-so-healthy side dish? This batter is also great for onion rings! Have a better batter recipe? Feel free to share in the comment section below!
Have a great weekend! We’ll be back on Wednesday for our BOTM’s Up blog!