Tuesday, 25 September 2012

Oven Baked Fish Goujons with Tartare Sauce


I regularly buy bags of frozen Basa fish in my local Aldi, cause I just love it! However I got tired of only using it in my fish pies , I needed to find another recipe, something that wasn't too fussy. Now I just love fish goujons, but I have no deep fat fryer (by choice) and I didn't think that I could make them without it. A little research on the old tinter net, told me otherwise. So here it is, oven baked goujons with homemade tartare sauce. I think they are finger lickin' good and the paprika gives it that little something special.

Serves 4 as a starter

300g Skinless Basa fish
90g Fresh breadcrumbs
70g Butter, melted
Pinch of paprika (optional)

Tartare Sauce
100g Mayonnaise (I use light mayonnaise or sometimes greek yoghurt)
25g Gerkins, roughly chopped
½ Clove garlic, crushed
Lemon, grated zest
Juice ½ lemon
10g Capers, drained (I use Tesco Nonapareille Capers)

Preheat the oven to 220C/430F Gas Mark 7. Line a large baking tray with tin foil and spray/brush with oil. Dry the fish in kitchen roll, cut into 2cm cubes.

Place the breadcrumbs into a wide bottomed dish, season with salt, pepper and the paprika (if using). Mix in the seasoning. Pour the melted butter into a bowl.

Dip each piece of fish into the butter and then the breadcrumbs. Lay on a the prepared baking tray.

Bake the fish for 6-8 minutes or until cooked through.

While the fish is baking, prepare the tartare sauce: combine all of the ingredients and season to taste with pepper. You shouldn't need any salt as the capers are quite salty.

Serve with the fish goujons and a wedge of lemon.

Related Reading
 Wikipedia: All you need to know about Basa Fish
Wikipedia: Useless facts about Tartar or Tartare Sauce

Pisst...I have a little secret, but only if you promise not to tell...my son and daughter eat these thinking that they are chicken nuggets!!

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