Crumbed Whiting with Citrus Salad


Crumbed Whiting with Citrus Salad




  1. Combine 300ml grapeseed or sunflower oil with 300ml olive oil in a jug.
  2. Whisk 4 egg yolks and 3 tsp Dijon mustard in a food processor. 
  3. With the motor running, slowly add oil, drop by drop at first, until the mixture starts to thicken, then pour in a steady stream until thick and emulsified. 
  4. Add 1 tbs water and the juice of ½ lemon, then season with sea salt and ground white pepper. Makes 2 cups.

Fish & Salad:

  1. Place flour, egg and breadcrumbs in three separate bowls. Dust fish first in flour, then dip in egg, then coat in crumbs. Transfer to a plate and refrigerate until needed.
  2. To make dressing, combine lemon juice, vinegar, mustard and thyme in a bowl, then gradually whisk in olive oil. Season with sea salt and freshly ground black pepper. Set aside. 
  3. Place orange, fennel, frisee and olives in a bowl and toss to combine. Set aside.
  4. Place mayonnaise in a small bowl and loosen to a drizzling consistency with a little warm water. Set aside.
  5. Half-fill a deep-fryer or large saucepan with sunflower oil and heat to 190°C (a cube of bread will turn golden in 30 seconds when the oil is hot enough). Working in batches, gently lower fish into oil and deep-fry for 2-3 minutes until golden.
  6. Add dressing to salad mixture and toss to combine. Serve immediately with fish and mayonnaise for drizzling. Serves 4.

From the book delicious. Sizzle by Valli Little. Reproduced with the permission of delicious magazine and ABC Books.

Ingredients for Crumbed Whiting with Citrus Salad

White Wing Plain Flour 1kg

$3.29 ea

Maldon - Sea Salt Flakes (240g)

$9.49 ea

G Grinder Black Pepper 50g

$3.49 ea

Pirovic - Eggs Free Range (12eggs, 660g)

$4.49 ea

Pirovic Eggs Free Range Organic X 12 660g

$8.99 ea

Mulloon Creek - Eggs Organic (12eggs, 700g)

$11.99 ea

Jun Breadcrumbs 200g

$2.99 ea

Blue Eye Cod - Fillets (min 450g) Skin On, Deboned

$26.99 ea

Lemons (each)

$1.00 ea

Cornwell - White Vinegar (750ml)

$2.99 ea

Maille - Sauce Mustard Wholegrain (210g)

$4.49 ea

Thyme Lemon (each)

$2.99 ea

Maggie Beer - Extra Virgin Olive Oil (375ml)

$11.69 ea

Oranges Navel Large (each)

$1.47 ea

Endive (bunch)

$4.49 ea

Fennel (each)

$1.99 ea

Sandhurst Pitted Black Olives 350g

$1.99 ea

S&W - Egg Mayonnaise Original (440g)

$5.99 ea

Gina Australian Sunflower Oil 2l

$8.29 ea

Teff Tribe Pancake Mix 350g

$10.49 ea

Fudgey Teff Cacao Brownies Mix 320g

$10.49 ea

Cape Cod - Fillets (min 250g)

$9.75 ea

Arrow Squid (min 600g) Eyes & Guts Removed

$7.79 ea

Whole Blue Mackeral (min 750g) Gutted

$11.24 ea