CRISPY FRIED SMELT
Prep time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 10 minutes
Serves: 2 with steamed rice
1 tbsp grated ginger
2 tbsp soy sauce
1/4 cup olive oil
1 lb cleaned smelt (heads removed)
1/2 cup cornstarch
salt and pepper
Cooking oil for frying
Left over cornstarch breading
1/2 cup broth or water
leftover liquid marinade
1 to 2 tbsp yellow curry powder
Combine all ingredients under A and marinate for 10 to 30 minutes, Keep in the refrigerator.
Combine all B ingredients (except oil) and then remove fish from the liquid marinade and coat it with the seasoned cornstarch.
Fry until golden brown.
Maintain oil temperature at 350 F.
Place fried smelt into paper towels to remove excess oil.
Meanwhile- make the sauce.
Combine and dissolve all C ingredients in a bowl.
Place in a small stock pot.
Bring to simmer (3 minutes) until thick and cooked.
To serve – Drizzle sauce on top of fried fish.
Serve with steamed rice.