Perfect fish to pair with Prosecco – National Prosecco Day.

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Perfect fish to pair with Prosecco – National Prosecco Day.

Light bodied and vibrantly fresh Prosecco is among the favourites of the white wine family and is ideally suited to seafood. Pop open a bottle of bubbly and indulge in these two perfectly matched recipes.

Prosecco Battered Fish Goujons (Serves 4)

Not only is this recipe perfect to enjoy with a glass of Prosecco but the fizz is also the perfect ingredient to create that light, crisp batter we all look for on our fish goujons.

Ingredients

  • 4 cod loin fillets
  • Lemon wedges
  • Flour
  • Prosecco
  • Salt and pepper to season
  • Oil for frying (sunflower, rapeseed, or vegetable)

Method

  1. Begin by slicing your cod loin into even 2.5cm width goujons and season with salt and pepper.
  1. Heat 2inches of oil in a large saucepan until at 177C, this usually takes around 5-10 minutes. A useful hack to check if the oil is hot enough without a thermometer is to drop a small bit of bread into the oil, if it takes around 20 seconds to brown the oil is at the correct heat and ready for frying!
  1. While waiting for the oil to heat, whisk together flour and prosecco to create a smooth pancake like batter.
  1. Lightly flour each goujon and dip it into the batter mixture creating an even layer around the goujon.
  1. Carefully add the goujon into the heated oil, turning halfway through and removing when crisp and brown. If needed fry the goujons in batches making sure not to overcrowd the pan. It should take around 3 minutes for the fish goujons to cook through.
  1. Transfer to a wire rack for any access oil to drain from the goujons before serving with some chunky chips and a chilled glass of fizz!

 

Pan friend Scallops with a lime zest (Serves 2)

A quick and easy recipe perfect for a starter.  A firm favourite on restaurant menus, it’s time to bring that luxury feel home with this pan fried scallop recipe. Packed with a zesty punch and perfect with a glass of bubbly.

Ingredients

  • 6 scallops
  • ½ a red chilli, finely chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • A handful of chopped fresh coriander
  • ½ a lime, juiced

Method

  1. Heat a drizzle of oil in a pan over a medium heat. Once hot fry the scallops for around one minute or until golden brown, flip and sprinkle over the garlic and chilli, letting the scallops absorb the flavour cook for a further one minute.
  1. Squeeze lime juice over the scallops to add extra citrus zest to the dish .
  1. Finally sprinkle over chopped coriander and season with salt and pepper.
  1. Serve immediately and enjoy with a glass of prosecco!