Crispy Fish with Two-Way Vegetable Slaw

  • Level: Easy
  • Yield: 4 servings
Share This Recipe

Ingredients

4 ounces chopped raw apple smoked bacon

1 medium parsnip, skin removed and peeled into thinly strips

1 medium parsnip, skin removed and peeled into thinly strips 

3 new potatoes, thinly sliced

1/2 small sweet potato, peeled and thinly sliced

Salt

Freshly ground black pepper

4 gulf fish fillets (6 to 8 ounces) such as pompano, catfish, grouper, etc.

1 cup flour

Essence, recipe follows

1/2 cup julienne salsify, blanched

1/2 cup julienne celery root, blanched

1/2 cup julienne fennel, blanched

2 tablespoons rice wine vinegar

1 1/2 tablespoons sesame oil

1/4 cup chopped peanuts

2 tablespoons chopped chervil

2 cups Roasted Red Pepper Sauce, recipe follows

Essence (Emeril's Creole Seasoning):

2 1/2 tablespoons paprika

2 tablespoons salt

2 tablespoons garlic powder

1 tablespoon black pepper

1 tablespoon onion powder

1 tablespoon cayenne pepper

1 tablespoon dried leaf oregano

1 tablespoon dried thyme

Directions

  1. Preheat the fryer. In a saute pan, over medium-high heat, render the bacon until crispy, about 4 to 6 minutes. Remove from the pan and drain on paper towels. Set the bacon fat and crispy bacon aside. Fry the parsnips, new potatoes and sweet potatoes until crispy. Remove from the oil and drain on paper towels. Season the potatoes with salt and pepper. Season the fillets with salt and pepper. Season the flour with Essence. Dredge the fillets in the seasoned flour. In a large skillet, reheat the bacon fat. When the fat is hot, pan-fry the fillets until crispy, about 3 to 4 minutes on each side. Remove the fillets from the pan and drain on paper towels. In a mixing bowl, toss the salsify, celery root, fennel, vinegar, sesame oil, peanuts, and chervil together. Season with salt and pepper. Add the reserved bacon and fried crisps and toss completely. To serve, spoon the sauce in the center of each plate. Lay the fillets in the center of each sauce. Mound the slaw on top of each fillet.

Essence (Emeril's Creole Seasoning):

Yield: About 2/3 cup
  1. Combine all ingredients thoroughly and store in an airtight jar or container.
  2. Recipe from "New New Orleans Cooking", by Emeril Lagasse and Jessie Tirsch. Published by William and Morrow, 1993.

Fudge Factor

Over-the-Top-Delicious Treats to Satisfy Your Food Obsession

Are you infatuated with ice cream? Do you lust over lobster? Swoon at the sight of chocolate? Here's the best recipe for each food …

Review: Anthony Bourdain and Eric Ripert's Chocolate Bar Nov 16, 2012

Anthony Bourdain and Eric Ripert have teamed up with master chocolatier Christopher Curtin to create the "Good & Evil" chocolate b …

Sifted: Plan-Ahead Valentine's Day Desserts Feb 6, 2013

By: Lauren Miyashiro

Get our take on the best in food news, recipes and more from around the web, including the best Valentine's Day recipes.

The Craziest Chocolate Creations for American Chocolate Week Mar 17, 2013

It’s officially American Chocolate Week. Check out photos of mind-blowing chocolate creations.

Train Frontman Pat Monahan's Dark Chocolate Obsession Feb 11, 2013

By: Cameron Curtis

Train frontman Pat Monahan, an avid chocolate lover, shared with us his top five reasons for eating dark chocolate.

Chocolate Desserts

Indulge in our decadent chocolate desserts, from cookies and cakes to puddings, souffles and truffles.

How to Chop and Melt Chocolate

Lots of recipes call for melted chocolate. Follow these step-by-step instructions to do it properly.

Essentials: Chocolate Basics Sep 1, 2016

Satisfy that chocolate craving in your very own kitchen. All you need is baking chocolate and a little know-how. It also helps to …