Tilapia Strips, chips and a dip

There isn’t much of a story for this one,… it was just dinner! (^_^)

Ingredients for the batter to coat the strips:
1/2 cup flour
1 heaped teaspoon of ground ginger
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
1/2 teaspoon paprika
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1 teaspoon coriander powder
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup milk
1/4 cup water
1 egg

rinse cut the fish fillets into strips and lay on a clean kitchen cloth or napkins to drain

While the strips are draining sprinkle a little bit of salt on them.   

for the batter, put all the dry ingredients in a mixing bowl, add the milk and water, mix
then add the egg and beat it in
and you are ready to fry, prepare a place to put the fried fish to drain

Dip the fish strips in the batter to coat, then in the hot oil to fry. The batter was enough for 3 to 4 fillets, I only cooked two that day.

sizzle sizzle!
first batch out!

The dip
Wanted something that would go nicely with the fish, to complement the spice heavy batter, and also be good for the chips. I remembered the yoghurt sauces I’ve had at some local turkish restaurants. I didn’t have time to get online to look up how it’s made so I made up a recipe  from what I remembered it tasting like… ingredients as follows:

1 cup plain yoghurt
chopped dhania
chopped chives
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
juice of half a lemon

in another mixing bowl, cut in the chives and dhania, add the salt and pepper
add the cup of plain yoghurt and mix. The lemon should go in last, just before serving the meal

Husband Rating: ★★★★★★★★½☆

The yoghurt sauce was really good. I would reduce the salt a bit next time. I liked it a lot. My new alternative to ketchup and tomato sauce!

What do you use instead of ketchup and tomato sauce?

About aika

Making, eating and sharing good food are a splendid way to start, brake and end a day! I post good eats on www.pendolamama.co.ke. Life is a feast, eat up!

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