Crispy Fried Fish with Banhoek Chili Oil Aioli

Fried Fish Recipe

Serves 4 

Crispy fried fish, creamy mayo and a hint of chili must be on any fish-lover’s list of all time favourite dishes. 


Banhoek Chili Oil Aioli


1 large garlic clove, minced finely

2 egg yolks

1 tablespoon Dijon mustard

2 tablespoons white vinegar

225ml olive oil

60ml Banhoek Chili Oil Seasoning

A squeeze of fresh lemon 


Whisk the egg yolks, mustard and vinegar together, while whisking add olive oil slowly whisking continuously to form a thick, rich emulsion. You can cheat a little and use an electric mixer. Whisk in the Banhoek Chili Oil, add the garlic, finish with fresh lemon juice and season. 



Fried fish and Batter


600g of fish filets, boned and trimmed.

Seasoning 1 cup of flour for dusting. 

60g corn flour

180g cake flour

5g salt

500ml sparkling water

5g baking powder 


Pre-heat your deep fryer to 170 C and season the fish fillets and dust with flour. 

Mix the cornflour, cake flour, salt, sparkling water and baking powder together to form a light batter. 

Dip the flour dusted fish fillets through the batter and shake off any excess. Gently drop the fish into the pre heated oil and fry until golden brown- Approximately 5 minutes , depending on the thickness of the fish fillets. 

Remove from the oil, Drain and season, Serve hot with the aioli, topped off with a splash of Banhoek Chili Oil for good measure and fresh lemon.


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