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.
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