Fish fingers & mushy peas

Fish fingers & mushy peas

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Prep: 15 mins Cook: 10 mins Plus chilling

Easy

Serves 4
There's no need to resort to shop-bought when making your own is so easy - use sustainable pollock and add mint and lemon to your peas

Nutrition and extra info

  • Freezable
  • Healthy

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal489
  • fat11g
  • saturates2g
  • carbs55g
  • sugars5g
  • fibre9g
  • protein42g
  • salt1.3g
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Ingredients

  • 600g sustainable firm, skinless white fish, like pollock or hake
  • 50g plain flour, seasoned
  • 1 large egg, lightly whisked
  • 200g fine fresh breadcrumb
  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 400g frozen pea
  • knob of butter

    Butter

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    Butter is made when lactic-acid producing bacteria are added to cream and churned to make an…

  • zest 1 lemon, then cut into wedges

    Lemon

    le-mon

    Oval in shape, with a pronouced bulge on one end, lemons are one of the most versatile fruits…

  • small handful mint, finely shredded

    Mint

    mi-nt

    There are several types of mint, each with its own subtle difference in flavour and appearance.…

  • new potatoes, to serve (optional)

    New potatoes

    n-ew po-tate-oes

    New potatoes have thin, wispy skins and a crisp, waxy texture. They are young potatoes and…

Method

  1. Slice the fish into 12 fingers, each about 3cm thick. Put the seasoned flour, egg and breadcrumbs into 3 separate shallow bowls. Dust the fish pieces first in the flour, then coat well in the egg, and cover completely in the breadcrumbs. Put on a plate and chill for 15 mins.

  2. Heat the oil in a large frying pan. Add the fish fingers and fry for 8 mins, turning occasionally, until golden and cooked through. Meanwhile, add the peas to a small pan of boiling water. Cook for 4 mins until really tender. Drain, tip into a bowl with the butter, zest and mint, and roughly mash with a potato masher. Season to taste and keep warm.

  3. Serve the golden fish fingers with a generous spoonful of mushy peas, lemon wedges and new potatoes, if you like.

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Comments (8)

AlexRegius's picture
5

Made this with gluten free bread crumbs and wolf fish, was a thoroughly satisfying dish that was also not too heavy. loved it

lurvlyloz's picture
5

Really liked this. Easy tasty and fresh. I used brown bread and haddock as that's what we had in. I've never breaded fish before but i will definitely make this again

nummeny's picture
5

This went down really well with all of my family and i must say they taste absolutely gorgeous and are very cheap to make.

ang3lt3ars's picture
5

So easy my daughter made the fish fingers without help! They tasted lovely too.

seemasingh's picture
5

so easy and nutritious I like it.

seemasingh's picture
5

so easy and nutritious I like it.

lauralu24's picture
5

Love this, so easy and much tastier than Birds Eye!

hannahjacks's picture
4

My son loves this made with gluten free flour and gluten free breadcrumbs it crisps up a treat !

Questions (1)

trinaz's picture

Sorry- also where do you buy a fist to thump with from?
sorry.. I would just like suggestions as I would like to cook this meal for my father in laws anniversary. Thank you

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