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)
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.
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!!