Its very rare that I have flashes of genius but this week has definitely seen one of them.....the spark of inspiration came out of nowhere whilst in Sainsbury's (and that's a 100% first) to experience the delights of a Fish Finger sandwich. This is meal I've not had in well over a decade since my student days so an upgrade from cheap white bread and tomato ketchup was required
I still used frozen fish fingers (some things just cannot be improved upon!) but got fresh crusty bread, salad and made my own tartare sauce....the recipe for which is sooo simple and can be found below. As this was a decadent lunch, to say the least, I decided to go all in and have a Brooklyn Lager to wash it all down. If you've not come across Brooklyn Lager it can now be found in the UK as its imported from the US and is brewed in the 'Vienna" style (amber-gold in colour and displays a firm malt center supported by a refreshing bitterness and floral hop aroma. Caramel malts show in the finish).
It compliments the Fish Finger Sandwich fantastically.....
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200ml/7fl oz mayonnaise
3 tbsp capers, drained and chopped
3 tbsp gherkins, drained and chopped
1 small shallot, finely chopped
squeeze of lemon juice
3 tbsp chopped fresh parsley
flaked sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
Method: Its simplicity itself.....Mix together all of the ingredients in a small bowl and serve straight away or store in the fridge until needed.