Spicy Florida Fish Nuggets

This old black and white picture of me after a fishing trip with my dad and my grandfather (who is now in heaven) says it all……  

Spicy Florida Fish Nuggets with Caribbean dipping sauce is easy to prepare.  I typically use fresh Mahi Mahi fillets (2 lbs.) but it can also be prepared with fresh Grouper, Key West Shrimp, or with my personal favorite, chunks of Florida lobster. If you have not tried mixing fresh tropical fruits and seafood yet, you’re missing out.

Preheat deep fryer, or 1/2-inch of peanut oil or vegetable oil in skillet to 350°. Combine rice flour, cornstarch, salt, cayenne pepper, paprika, and garlic powder.  Slowly add soda water while mixing to achieve batter-like consistency (for best results, soda water should be well chilled). Dip fish nuggets in batter just prior to quickly frying to a golden brown. Set aside.

Blend remaining ingredients (mango, pineapple juice, vinegar, lime juice, chili sauce) and simmer resulting puree on medium heat for 5-minutes. Pour warm sauce over fish nuggets. Pour into small cup for dipping.

Ingredients (serves 4-6)

Fish Nuggets
2lbs. Fresh Fillets, Shrimp, or Florida Lobster Chucks (2" Nuggets)
1 1/2 Cups Rice Flour
1/2 Cup Cornstarch
1 Tsp. Cayenne Pepper
1 Tsp. Paprika
1 Tsp. Garlic powder
1 Tsp. Salt
1 Cup Soda Water

Dipping Sauce
2 Mangos, Peeled
1 Cup Pineapple Juice
1/4 Cup White Wine Vinegar
1/4 Cup Lime Juice (Fresh Squeezed)
1/4 Cup Sweet Chili Sauce

These make great appetizers for any occasion.



1 comment:

michelle said...

Hi Ryan! I hope you are doing well. I love the photos of you fishing. My grandpa used to take us fishing as well, although perch were all we ever caught. :) The recipe looks so good especially with the lobster or shrimp!
I hope you are enjoying the week.