Fish on Friday with Posh Salmon Fish Fingers & Chips
What a week it has been, I have had a sick chicken to deal with, Deirdre one of my Coronation chickens is not well; and despite all sorts of molly coddling and special remedies I am still worried about her. The weather has been minus zero most mornings and yet it has soared up to a balmy fifteen degrees during the day, so wood burning fires that were lit early morning became totally tropical by Midday and clothing has been abandoned, adorning armchairs and tables – NOT right down to our undergarments of course ……we do observe a certain amount of decorum in our household. Pancake day arrived and pancakes were flipped and devoured with gusto; I was particularly pleased with my Luxury Seafood Pancakes au Gratin and my Quire of Paper Pancakes served with the traditional lemon and sugar were delicious too……..whilst my Banoffee Banana and Buttermilk Pancakes made a wonderful pudding one evening. Yes, we embraced pancakes with fervour this year, and I am quite sad that the excuse for eating them daily has passed…..
We all love fish and seafood, and Friday is the traditional day in our family to treat ourselves to something fishy and lovely. Salmon is a favourite with all of us. I DO love it simply pan-fried or roasted with Asian spices and honey……it also makes a great luxury addition to fish pies, pancakes and stir-fries too; but now and then the urge to have fish fingers takes over and so I decided to make posh fish fingers with my fresh salmon this week, and furthermore, I served them with home-made chips, especially as it IS National Chip week and is allowed, great excuse eh! These salmon fish fingers are easy to make and make a lovely change from the usual commercial kind made with cod, hake, haddock or whiting. As well as the naughty chips, all that was needed to complete this meal was some fresh lettuce leaves, fresh lemon and a dollop of home-made mayonnaise.
To keep you all amused whilst I whip up a batch for this crispy crumbed salmon fish fingers, here are a few fishy facts about SALMON:
Posh Salmon Fish Fingers
|Prep time||15 minutes|
|Cook time||15 minutes|
|Total time||30 minutes|
|By author||Karen S Burns-Booth|
- 450 - 500g Salmon fillets (skinless)
- 1 Large Egg (lightly beaten)
- 75g Breadcrumbs (fresh ones are best or panko crumbs)
- Rapeseed oil (for shallow frying)
- Fresh lemons (cut into quarters)
- salt and black pepper (to taste)
Making your own fish fingers is easier than you think, and salmon fish fingers are a wonderful alternative to the usual white fish ones, plus, they are quite posh!
|Step 1||Cut the salmon fillets into twelve equal-sized fingers. Beat the egg and put it in to a bowl; place the breadcrumbs into another bowl and season each with salt and pepper.|
|Step 2||Dip each salmon finger in the beaten egg and then in the breadcrumbs, to evenly coat.|
|Step 3||To shallow-fry, heat the oil in a large frying pan on a medium–high heat and fry the fish fingers for 3–4 minutes each side or until crisp, golden and cooked through. Drain well on kitchen paper.|
|Step 4||Serve the salmon fish fingers with lemon wedges as well as chips, salad and tartar sauce.|
That’s is for today, enjoy your Friday, it’s very nearly the weekend. I’ll see you tomorrow with Herbs on Saturday, the last day for adding your recipes to the herbs blog hop for February…….Karen.
This looks so good! Now I want some fish 🙂
Thanks Heather! They make a lovely supper dish!
I am a fish fanatic too. And I want some fish too!
These are SO easy to make and are very tasty Marina!
A Trifle Rushed says
What a great idea, I can see me making these in France, when we have a need for traditional English food. Yum!
Easy and tasty Jude, for me that is a result after a busy day! XX
Kit @ i-losinausten says
Yummy! We had fish very Friday too. I’ve tried the Label Rouge Scottish farmed salmon, & it’s really good! Since then I only buy this farmed salmon. I’m trying this recipe for dinner tonight. My sons will be delighted because they love fried fish with lots of mayonnaise!
Thanks Kit! These salmon fish fingers REALLY are VERY good with mayonnaise!
Roger Stowell says
We make Jamie Oliver’s home made chips with a coating of polenta for crispness. These salmon fish fingers would be a brilliant partner to these chips. Excellent
I also use polenta when I roast potatoes, so I am sure I would love Jamie’s polenta coated chips! Thanks for your lovely comments.
Mark Willis says
Everyone seems to be posting about fish this week! Is it because here in the UK is is National Chip Week”? (what a ridiculous notion. EVERY week is chip week here, surely?)
I don’t eat any fish, but even I reckon your Salmon fish fingers look good.
I agree Mark, that EVERY day should be a chip day! Thanks!
Cathy at Wives with Knives says
I grew up in a family that always ate fish on Fridays and continue that practice even though it isn’t required by the church any longer. Salmon is abundant where I live and I serve it often but never the way you have prepared it. Today is Friday and I might just have to make it this evening. Love the panko crust.
Thanks Cathy, the panko crust really makes these salmon fingers crisp and not at all greasy……they are lovely served with just salad if fries are not allowed too!
Fish on Fridays is a must! I was planning to make crab linguine this evening, but now all I can think about is chips…
I am flattered that you may try my salmon fish fingers,but,I must say that crab linguine also sounds pretty lush!
You’ve just reminded me I’ve got an enormous Alaskan salmon in the freezer. I can’t believe I forgot about it! I’ve never had it fried, but my paternal grandfather is a huge fan. I think I would like it, too!
When fried in panko or breadcrumbs Lauren, it keeps the salmon moist and it’s not greasy either!
They’re so perfect!!!! totally delicious and look simply gorgeous – I’d LOVE these for lunch – YUM!
Thanks Mary! They would make a lovely light lunch with salad!
Ren Behan says
Great idea, Karen and a nice alternative to using cod xx
Thanks Ren,these were quite elegant actually!
I love fish and fish fingers. I’m ashamed to say but I even love the bought ones, especially in a sandwich! Maybe because of all the childhood memories of eating them.
NO shame in bought fish fingers for a fish finger sarnie Corina! I love them!
they look lovely… picture perfect…
they look lovely… picture perfect too…
They look really nice, may I ask, is it worth coating the salmon in flour prior to the egg wash?
Karen Burns-Booth says
You can do if gluten isn’t an issue Rick!