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Goujons of sole with dill mayonnaise


  • For the goujons of sole

  • 2 lemon sole fillets, skin removed

  • 70 g Cornflour

  • salt and freshly ground black pepper

  • 100 g fresh breadcrumbs or Japanese panko breadcrumbs

  • 2 Free Range Eggs

  • 250 ml groundnut oil or grapeseed oil, as needed, depending on the size of pan

  • For the dill mayonnaise

  • 200 g mayonnaise preferably organic

  • small handful fresh Dill finely chopped

  • 1 teaspoon Lime juice to taste

  • salt and freshly ground black pepper


  • For the goujons of sole:

  • 1.

    For the goujons of sole, cut the sole fillets in half lengthways, then slice each fillet half into about four long strips on the diagonal. This will give you eight goujons from each fillet.

  • 2.

    Place the cornflour into a shallow bowl and season with salt and freshly ground black pepper. Place the breadcrumbs or panko into another shallow bowl, and beat the eggs together in a third bowl.

  • 3.

    Dip each fish goujon first into the seasoned cornflour, coating it well, then into the beaten egg and finally the breadcrumbs.

  • 4.

    Lay the goujons on a cooling rack (or at this point you can freeze them between layers of baking parchment in an airtight container.). Place the vegetable oil into a deep, heavy-based saucepan and heat until a small cube of bread sizzles and turns golden when dropped into it. (CAUTION: hot oil can be dangerous. Do not leave unattended.)

  • 5.

    Carefully place the goujons into the hot oil and deep fry for about two minutes, or until crisp and golden-brown. Remove from the oil with a slotted spoon and drain on kitchen paper.

  • For the dill mayonnaise:

  • 1.

    For the dill mayonnaise, place the mayonnaise and chopped dill into a small bowl and mix well. Stir in some lime juice and season, to taste, with salt and freshly ground black pepper.

  • 2.

    To serve, place the goujons onto serving plates with a dollop of the dill mayonnaise.


Recipe taken from Nigella's book, "Nigella Express"
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Posted by Rosalie20Report
i love and use this recipe all the time i make it usually with murray cod since we live near the murray river its fantastic so lite and has a slight crunch to it my family doesn't have fish any other way.... thanx Nigella your no 1.
Posted by GoodyReport
Love Nigella She has great Recipes