How to Shallow Fry Fish at Home

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Serves 4 Ingredients: 1 cup - Mayonnaise, 1 teaspoon - Lemon zest, 2 tablespoons - Lemon juice, 1 tablespoon - Capers, drained, rinsed and chopped, 2 tablespoons - Finely chopped dill pickles, 2 tablespoons - Finely minced shallots, 1 tablespoon - Finely minced fresh parsley, Salt and pepper to taste,
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How to Shallow Fry Fish at Home

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Shallow frying tips made easy with these expert tips.

Coley’s Tips for Shallow Frying

  1. Step 1For snackable bites, cut fish into 2-3 inch pieces. You can also shallow fry larger strips or fillets.
  2. Step 2Heat the pan on high and use 1/2 – 1 inch of olive oil.
  3. Step 3Place the breaded barramundi pieces gently into the pan, away from your body.
  4. Step 4Do not overcrowd the pan!

Bonus tip: keep your hands goop-free when breading the barramundi by using one hand to handle dry ingredients (flour, panko) and the other for the egg wash.

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Sauce Instructions

  1. Step 1Pour mayonnaise into a small bowl and mix in lemon zest, lemon juice, capers, dill pickles, minced shallots. Mix in half of the parsley.
  2. Step 2Add remaining parsley to the top for garnish.

Buy yourself a metal fish spatula or “fish spat” if you want to sound like a pro.

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