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Fish in Vinegar Batter

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Experience the tangy delight of our Fish in Vinegar Batter. The perfect blend of crispy and savoury flavours that will surely burst with flavour in your mouth.

Golden Delight: Mastering Fish in Vinegar Batter

The Secret Behind Vinegar in Fish Batter

A meal to remember – Fish in Vinegar Batter

Vinegar, when combined with bicarbonate of soda, initiates a chemical reaction that releases carbon dioxide gas. This fizzing action is key to developing a batter that’s both light and airy. The inclusion of turmeric enhances not just the colour but also the subtle flavours, imbuing the fish with a distinct yet mellow spice note. Such a method significantly elevates the texture and taste, resulting in a golden fish batter that’s irresistibly crispy and beautifully flavoured.

Ingredients and Preparations

To embark on this culinary journey, one will need hake or a similar firm white fish, along with pantry staples such as plain flour, cornflour, and a dash of turmeric. The batter gains its lightness and crispiness from a fizzing mixture of vinegar, either brown or white, as well as the bicarbonate of soda blended with water. Start by mixing the vinegar and bicarbonate of soda; watch it fizz, marvelling at the chemistry at play. Integrate flour and turmeric, then slowly incorporate water; readied batter should be smooth, with no lumps. Dust the fish fillets in cornflour after seasoning generously. Finally, dip them into the batter before frying until they reach a golden perfection, a testament to your culinary prowess.

Diving Into the Frying Process

Heated oil awaits the fish, dunked in crispy vinegar batter. The key lies in maintaining oil at 375°F, ensuring a golden embrace without absorbing excess oil. Frying fish takes about 3–4 minutes, a brief dance into golden perfection. Observing its golden hue signals readiness, a crispy exterior sheltering tender hake within. This technique, pivotal for a healthy fish recipe, unlocks a delectable contrast of textures, crucial for mastering deep-fried fish.

Pairing and Serving Suggestions

Choosing the right side dishes and beverages enhances the enjoyment of fried fish.

  • For sides: consider pairing with crispy fried potatoes, a refreshing coleslaw, or a light salad dressed in lemon to balance the rich flavors.
  • Drink pairings: A crisp white wine or a light beer complements the dish’s acidity. At the same time, a lemonade offers a non-alcoholic refreshment that echoes the tangy notes of the vinegar batter.

Each combination promises to elevate the dining experience, making every bite a celebration of flavours.

Wrapping Up With a Golden Touch

Embarking on the journey to perfecting fish in vinegar batter unveiled a golden delight spanning a spectrum of flavours and textures. From the initial melding of vinegar with bicarbonate of soda, a reaction was set in motion, promising a batter characterized by its light, crispy essence. This alchemy enhanced the hake’s tender flesh and imparted a subtle tanginess, elevating the dish to new heights. Through diligent preparation, the fish embraced a coat of golden, crispy batter, achieved by a meticulous frying process, ensuring every bite was a plunge into crunchiness and flavour.

As readers ventured through selecting ingredients, mastering the batter mix, and the critical moments of frying, they were equipped with the essentials to turn a simple fish dinner into a culinary exploration. Encouragement now turns towards personal experimentation, inviting one to modify the homemade fish batter with unique twists. Share your crispy fish batter variations,

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Fish in Vinegar Batter

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  • Author: EsmeSalon
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 45 minutes
  • Yield: 6 1x
  • Category: Seafood Recipes
  • Method: Easy


This tempting dish combines the delicate flavours of fresh fish with the tangy punch of vinegar, all wrapped in a crispy, golden batter. It’s a delectable treat


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  1. In a large measuring cup, add vinegar & bicarbonate of soca & let it fizz up.
  2. Add flour and turmeric to bowl.
  3. Combine it with the Bicarbonate of soda and mix it with the water.
  4. Stir to combine until you have a smooth batter.
  5. Season fish fillets with herbs & spices, coat in Maizena, and shake off the excess.
  6. Dip fish in batter & deep-fry until golden.



  • Serving Size: 1
  • Calories: 277
  • Sugar: 0.2 g
  • Sodium: 774.7 mg
  • Fat: 1.3 g
  • Saturated Fat: 0.2 g
  • Trans Fat: 0 g
  • Carbohydrates: 39.5 g
  • Fiber: 1.9 g
  • Protein: 22.7 g
  • Cholesterol: 54.5 mg
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Dive into the delightful taste of Fish in Vinegar Batter

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4 thoughts on “Fish in Vinegar Batter”

  1. Thank you, as I am always looking for new recipes for fish which is a staple dish in our home. As we don’t eat pork or red meat, fixing Salmon and Cod using the same methods can become boring – much appreciated!


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