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I have a question about the recipe "IPA-Battered Fish and Chips" from Laura Davis. What types of fish other than cod can be used for this recipe? Thanks, everyone. ;o)

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asked about 2 years ago
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Baci1
HalfPint

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added about 2 years ago

halibut
catfish
tilapia
snapper
orange roughy
mahi mahi
grouper

Junechamp
ChefJune

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added about 2 years ago

Pollack is a good alternative. So is whiting. Orange roughy is currently on the endangered list, as are many of the snappers, so I hope you wouldn't use those. And everyone around here knows how I feel about tilapia. If you're intent on using it, please be sure it doesn't come from Asia.

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AntoniaJames

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added about 2 years ago

Thanks, HalfPint. What about pollack? We can get sustainably harvested Alaska pollack quite easily -- and in most instances, it's at a lower cost than many of the items on your list. Thanks again. ;o)

Miglore
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added about 2 years ago

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Baci1
HalfPint

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added about 2 years ago

Pollack will work, it's in the cod family.

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AntoniaJames

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added about 2 years ago

Thanks, HalfPint. Did not know that pollack is a cod. Very helpful. I love the Hotline! ;o)

Chris_in_oslo
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added about 2 years ago

In Great Britain, the most popular fish for fish and chips were traditionally cod, haddock, and plaice. Cod and haddock are close relatives (as is the pollock, as mentioned above), while the plaice is a flatfish, very different, but firm and white. Except for something really delicate, I think you can feel comfortable with a pretty broad range of species. I've even seen salmon, though I confess I think there a a heck of a lot better ways to eat salmon.

Coonskin
added about 2 years ago

I've used grouper, haddock, pollack, even tilapia.