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DIY Spicy Fish Nuggets

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DIY Spicy Fish Nuggets
  • Prep Time 30 min
  • Total Time 40 min
  • Servings 15
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DIY Spicy Fish Nuggets

Crispy on the outside, moist and flakey on the inside, and just enough spicy kick from sriracha!

Ingredients

1 1/2
pounds cod loin
1
egg
2
tablespoons sriracha
1
cup flour
1 1/2
cups bread crumbs
1 1/2
tablespoons butter (melted)

Sauce

2
tablespoons sambal oeleck
1
tablespoon sriracha
1
tablespoon honey
1
teaspoon rice vinegar
2
teaspoons soy sauce

Directions

  • 1 Stir all the sauce ingredients together. Set aside.
  • 2 Whisk the sriracha into the egg and pour onto a small plate. Put the flour onto another plate. Mix the breadcrumbs with the butter and put onto a third plate.
  • 3 Put a rack onto a baking sheet and preheat oven to 500ºF. Chop the cod loin into large chunks that will take 2 or 3 bites to eat. One by one, lightly coat the loin in the flour, then the egg mixture, and finally the breadcrumbs, making sure to press the breadcrumbs into the cod and shake off any excess. Place the cod onto the rack and repeat with the rest of the fish.
  • 4 Bake the cod for 8 minutes. Remove from oven and flip them. Cook another 6-8 minutes until lightly browned and cooked through.
  • 5 Serve with the sauce.
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Crispy baked fish nuggets with a spicy sriracha kick!

As prepared by The Food in my Beard,

These bite-sized nuggets are a tasty snack or easy meal. 

I was wondering to myself the other day, "Why does chicken get all the nugget love?" Where are the pork or beef nuggets? And more importantly, where are my fish nuggets?!

Like most food matters of this nature, I had to take things into my own hands. I got a nice hearty thick piece of cod and cut it into nugget-sized chunks.

I wanted these nuggets to have a bit of built-in kick to them, so I stirred some sriracha right into the egg wash that served as the glue for the breadcrumbs.

I served the nuggets with a nice sweet chili sauce that came together quickly and was the perfect compliment to the tender and fresh fish.

 

DIY Spicy Fish Nuggets

Put a few tablespoons of sriracha in with the egg. Then just mix it up really well.

 

DIY Spicy Fish Nuggets

Pour it on to a plate so it is ready for the breading process.

 

DIY Spicy Fish Nuggets

Meanwhile, chop the fish into nice chunks.

 

DIY Spicy Fish Nuggets

Set up your breading station and get to work.

 

DIY Spicy Fish Nuggets

A little butter mixed in to the breadcrumbs helps them brown up and gives them a great flavor.

 

DIY Spicy Fish Nuggets

Dip the nugget in the flour, then the egg, and then breadcrumbs.

 

DIY Spicy Fish Nuggets

As you bread them, make sure to press them a bit so the breadcrumbs are tight and the fish is compacted. Bake these at 500ºF for 6 minutes, flip and cook another 6 minutes.

 

DIY Spicy Fish Nuggets

They come out crispy and delicious. The sauce is just some sriracha, chile paste, soy sauce, vinegar and honey.

 

DIY Spicy Fish Nuggets

So flakey and tender on the inside. And perfect with the sweet spicy and sour sauce!

 

Dan Whalen (@tFimb) wants to make nuggets from all meats now. He has been blogging for over 6 years at The Food in My Beard; check Dan's Tablespoon profile often to try his recipes with creative international spins!

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