Deep fried shad

in a sundried tomato batter

  • 500g Flour
  • 250g mixed with your spice
  • 250g to dust the fish with
  • 50g Ground sun dried tomato
  • Use a spice grinder or blender to grind the tomato’s make sure they are 100% dry or it won’t work)
  • Finely chop the tomato’s and blend them to a powder before adding them to the spice blend
  • 300ml ice water / beer for the batter
  • 1 tsp Ground Cumin
  • 1 tsp Ground fennel
  • 2 tsp Pink salt
  • 1 tsp Turmeric
  • 1/4 tsp Black pepper
  • 1 tbls brown sugar
  • 400ml oil to fry the fish with


  • Add the spices to the flour and mix them well.
  • Once they are mixed then split the mixture in half.
  • Use half to dust the fish with and the other half to make the batter with.
  • Dust the fish in flour and the in batter. Heat the oil to 190% and fry the fish until golden brown


  • Chefs Tip Shad is one of our best eating fish and can be prepared in many ways. I have added a twist to this recipe by adding ground sun dried tomato into the batter. This is a really nice summer dish and works well with a side salad or chips.

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