Crumbed King George Whiting and sauce gribiche

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  • Serves 6 people

This recipe is from the cookbook Matt Moran (Lantern) by Matt Moran.

  • 2 eggs
  • 100 ml milk
  • 100 gm plain flour
  • 200 gm Japanese breadcrumbs
  • 12 King George whiting fillets, skin-off, pin-boned and cut in half lengthways
  • 50 ml grapeseed or vegetable oil
  • 10 gm butter
  • 3 lemons, cut into halves
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  • Sauce gribiche
  • 2 eggs
  • 50 gm gherkins, finely chopped
  • 50 gm capers, finely chopped
  • 80 ml mayonnaise
  • 30 gm chervil, finely chopped
  • 30 gm tarragon, finely chopped
01   To make the sauce gribiche, hard-boil the eggs for 7-8 minutes, then shell them and separate the whites from the yolks. Roughly chop the whites (keep the yolks for a sandwich), then transfer to a bowl. Add the gherkins, capers, mayonnaise, chervil and tarragon and stir to combine. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate.
02   For the fish, lightly whisk the eggs and milk together in a bowl. Sift the flour onto a large plate, and scatter the Japanese breadcrumbs over another large plate. Pass the whiting fillets through the flour, shaking off the excess, then dip them into the egg and milk mixture before coating in the breadcrumbs. Heat the oil and butter in a large frying pan until hot, then pan-fry the fish for 2-3 minutes on each side until golden brown. When the fish is cooked, place on kitchen paper to absorb any excess oil.
03   Allow four pieces of fish per person, and serve with sauce gribiche and a lemon half alongside.

Recipe:

MATT MORAN

Photography:

GEOFF LUNG

Styling:

YAEL GRINHAM

Drinking Suggestion:

A CHILLED BOTTLE OF NEW ZEALAND SAUVIGNON BLANC IS THE OBVIOUS WINE CHOICE HERE, A REFRESHING WHITE WITH FLAVOURS OF RIPE PINEAPPLE AND MANGOES, AND A CRISP DRY FINISH. , suggested by PETER SULLIVAN

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