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.