Fried small prawns and baby fish

Fried small prawns and baby fish

Mikra garídia kai psaría tiganíta

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From
Lyndey and Blair's Taste of Greece
Serves
4
Photographer
Chris Chen

Marida are little fish, a bit like large whitebait; they are deep-fried as a meze, along with school prawns. Enjoyed all over Greece, they are often accompanied by ouzo. They were a surprise treat when Blair and I ordered ouzo on the boat on the Corinth Canal.

Ingredients

Quantity Ingredient
extra-virgin olive oil, for deep-frying
plain flour, for dusting
250g small raw prawns, (see Lyndey's note)
200g whitebait or other small fish
lemon wedges, to serve

Method

  1. Pour plenty of oil into a medium heavy-based saucepan and place over a medium–high heat.
  2. Place the flour in a small plastic bag and season it well with salt and freshly ground black pepper. Add the prawns and fish, in batches if necessary, then twist the top of the bag to close. Shake until they are coated with the seasoned flour.
  3. Test the heat of the oil with a wooden implement or tip of a prawn to see if bubbles appear. Shake the prawns and fish to remove excess flour, then cook, in batches if necessary, for 1–2 minutes, or until the prawns are pink and the fish is opaque and both are crisp. Drain well on paper towels. Serve immediately with lemon wedges.

Lyndey’s note

  • If the prawns are small enough, they can be eaten whole, leaving the shells and heads on. If you prefer, you can remove the heads but please leave the shells and tails on – they are amazingly crisp when deep-fried.
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