This was my first introduction into the wonderful world of seafood, as I am sure it was for just about everyone in this country. As a kid eating fish and chips on the beach, I thought nothing could ever top this! The only thing that makes eating fish and chips better is using a premium quality fish like coral trout, red emperor or flathead.
To make the beer batter, pour the beer into a mixing bowl, gradually add flour until you have a thickened cream consistency, then add in the ice cubes to keep cool.
Dust the fish fillets in seasoned flour and shake off excess flour.
Dip the fish in the batter and drain off excess batter.
Place in the hot oil (at 180 degrees Celsius) and fry until golden.
Take out and drain on absorbent paper.
Mix the harissa through the mayonnaise.
Serve the fish with the lemon cheek and the harissa mayonnaise.
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