Home » Recipes » Beer battered fish with a macadamia dust

Beer battered fish with a macadamia dust

The classic beer battered fish is lifted to new heights when sprinkled with macadamia salt and pepper dust. If you have any left over try sprinkling it on steak before grilling.
Servings 4
Course Light Meal
Preference Dairy Free
Perfect for Weekend Wonder
Skill level Easy

Ingredients
  

Macadamia salt and pepper dust

  • 2 tsp sea salt
  • 1/2 tbsp Szechuan pepper available at Asian supermarkets
  • 1/2 tbsp black peppercorns
  • 1/2 cup macadamias roasted, finely chopped

Beer battered fish

  • 1 1/2 cups plain flour
  • 1 tbsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 375 ml beer chilled
  • macadamia oil for deep frying
  • 1 kg flathead fillets skin off, bones removed, or whiting fillets
  • plain flour for dusting, extra

Instructions
 

  • To make the macadamia salt and pepper dust, dry roast combined sea salt and peppers in a heavy-based pan over medium heat. Stir until aromatic and lightly toasted, remove from the heat and cool. Use a mortar and pestle or spice grinder to crush to a coarse powder. Pour into a bowl and stir through the macadamias. Set aside.
  • Sift the flour, baking powder and salt into a large bowl and mix well. Make a well in the centre and gradually whisk in the beer until the batter reaches the consistency of thickened cream (you may not need all of the beer).
  • Heat the macadamia oil in a wok or deep fryer to 190°C or until a cube of bread turns brown in 15 seconds when added to the oil.
  • Pat the fish fillets dry with a paper towel, dust lightly with the extra flour and dip 2 pieces of fish, 1 at a time, into the batter to coat.
  • Drain off any excess and deep-fry the fish for 3 to 5 minutes, depending on the size and thickness of  the fillets, until golden brown and cooked. Drain on absorbent paper and immediately sprinkle each cooked fillet with a teaspoon of macadamia dust.
  • Repeat until all the fish is cooked, reheating oil between batches and keeping the cooked fillets warm.

Nutrition

Calories: 578kcalCarbohydrates: 44gProtein: 57gFat: 17gSaturated Fat: 4gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 11gCholesterol: 125mgSodium: 2198mgPotassium: 920mgFiber: 3gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 11IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 236mgIron: 5mg

Similar recipes

Macadamia and mango salsa Macadamia and mango salsa This easy recipe is like a bowl of sunshine and the addition of roasted macadamias is… Read More
Watermelon and macadamia salad Watermelon and macadamia salad Roasted macadamias add velvety crunch and delicious indulgence to this simple salad, complementing the watermelon’s sweetness… Read More
Quick and crunchy macadamia and veggie fritters Quick and crunchy macadamia and veggie fritters Macadamias add a moreish crunch to these easy-to-prepare, healthy fritters. 2 cups zucchini… Read More
Roasted macadamia conjee Roasted macadamia conjee Adding roasted macadamias to a simple dish like conjee adds a healthy protein boost and a buttery… Read More

Get monthly emails about all things macadamias. Yum!

Just pop your details

down here

Contact us

Sorry for interrupting, this website uses cookies to improve your user experience. Continuing to use our site means we’ll assume you’re ok with this.