British take pride in their Fish and Chips, and why wouldn’t they? A perfectly fried fish paired with chips is the definition of comfort food. However, it’s not always ideal for going to a restaurant to enjoy fish and chips. Hence, today’s special Battered Salmon Recipe, can be made and enjoyed at home with minimum effort and ingredients.
Battered Salmon Recipe
- 1 tsp Baking Powder.
- 1 tsp Sea Salt.
- 150 gram Plain Flour.
- 200 ml Beer or Larger.
- 1 liter Sunflower oil for frying.
- 3 to 4 Salmon fillets, with skin.
- 1 quarter Lemon.
- Vinegar and Salt.
Now, here is the process to a perfectly fried salmon
- In a bowl, mix the baking powder, flour, and sea salt. Slowly whisk in the lager or beer until the batter is smooth and thick. Keep in the fridge for a half-hour if the batter is thin. This will help it maintain its thickness.
- Take a saucepan or a deep fryer and heat the oil. Drop-in some batter to check if the oil is properly heated.
- Now, dip the Salmon into the batter. Make sure it is well coated, and then carefully place it in the hot oil. Continue to fry until the batter is golden and the fish is cooked – ensure you don't overcook it. You can also check the fish with a meat thermometer. It's okay if the fish is a little translucent on the inside.
- Once cooked, keep the fish on a rack and let it cool for five minutes.
- Finally, serve with salt and vinegar, a slice of lemon, and some peas and chips if you like.
How Many Calories are there in Battered Salmon Recipe?
One perfectly fried fillet of Salmon contains around 300 to 500 calories. Additional nutritional information includes:
- 6g of fat
- 1g of saturated fat (5% DV)
- 75mg cholesterol (25% DV)
- 26g protein
- 0.27mg iron (4%)
- 20mg calcium (2% DV)
What Cuisine is Battered Salmon From?
The culture of battered and fried fish originally belongs to England, UK. A staple for many British households, this recipe is a winter favorite.
Tips to Make the Battered Salmon Extra Crispy
Want to make restaurant-style crispy battered Salmon? Follow these tips
- Soak the fish dry with a kitchen towel before dipping it in the batter. This evaporates the extra moisture from the fish and helps absorb the batter completely.
- Be careful when using hot oil – for the perfect crisp, use a frying basket or a slotted spoon when frying the fish.
- If you’re a health freak, you can also air fry or bake the fish. The texture may vary, but you won’t be disappointed.
- Season the fillets – Many people will skip this step, assuming that the batter will have enough seasoning. To get the extra kick of flavor, season your fillet and then dip it in the batter.
- This is crucial. After battering the fillet, please keep them in the fridge for half an hour. This will allow fish to absorb the batter, thus encompassing all the flavors.
Serving Your Fried Salmon!
There are numerous sides to serve your battered Salmon with. Some include:
- Homemade coleslaw
- Wedges and Chips
- Mushy peas
- Green Beans
- Tartare Sauce
- Roasted Broccoli
- Mashed Potatoes
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