Phil Vickery's homemade sides for your fish and chips
It’s Fish Friday - so what better day to mark the 30th Anniversary of the Fish & Chip Awards than by welcoming 2018’s winner to the Southbank to give the crew a taste of Britain’s top chippy. And while our champs are busy preparing the main, Phil Vickery’s in the kitchen with some perfect homemade accompaniments - everything from chip shop curry sauce, to proper tartare sauce, mushy peas and curried scraps!
There is nothing better than a beautifully battered piece of fresh haddock with that crispy golden crunch and soft juicy haddock, and a good dollop of Tartare Sauce. Gorgeous!
8 heaped tbsp mayonnaise2 tbsp chopped gherkins2 tsbp finely chopped white turnip1 tbsp chopped capers2 tbsp chopped parsley2 chopped spring onions1 tsp Dijon mustard2 tsp any vinegarPinch sugar
Simply combine all the ingredients and serve
Chip shop curry sauce
There is nothing better than a beautifully battered piece of fresh haddock with that crispy golden crunch and soft juicy haddock, and a good dollop of Curry Sauce. Gorgeous!
4 tbsp vegetable oil1 large onion, chopped2 garlic cloves, crushed3-4 tbsp mild Madras curry powder2-3 tbsp plain flour2 x 10g chicken stock cubes1 tbsp tomato puree2-3 tbsp mango chutney
Heat the oil in a large pan, add the onions and garlic
Cook for 2-3 minutes
Add the curry powder and stir to coat, then add the flour, stock cubes and tomato puree and mix well
Gradually stir in about 900ml water, then season and bring to the boil
Reduce heat and GENTLY simmer gently for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally, or it will catch
225g marrowfat peas50g unsalted buttersalt and freshly milled black pepper
Soak the peas overnight in cold water
In the morning rinse well, then place into a saucepan
Just cover with cold water, and bring to the boil
Skim well, then simmer until they are soft and just falling apart, and the liquid has mostly evaporated
Mix well with a wooden spoon, seasoning with salt, pepper and adding the butter
The end result should be, nice and soft, with a buttery edge
Cover and keep warm