One of the things we miss from Canada, while living in Ecuador is Nova Scotia Fish and Chips. The fish is usually haddock, fresh, sweet white meat. And they serve it deep fried in a light crispy batter that’s soooo good!
Depending on where you eat it, sometimes the batter has beer or other secret ingredients mixed in to enhance the flavor. I’ve never cooked battered fish so I don’t know much about getting it just right. From the experience I have eating it, some people have got the knack for preparing it, and some don’t.
There is a little shack (The Battered Fish – only in Canada do fish and chip stands have their own web site…) along the boardwalk on the Halifax Waterfront where we like to go for really good fish and chips. There are picnic tables out back where we sit and take in the sights while enjoying our meal.
I like to spread a coating of tarter sauce over the surface of the fish batter, and then drizzle ketchup in squiggly designs all over the tarter sauce. Believe it or not I can still taste the fish and batter under all of that, and it’s perfect. The french fries (chips) added as a side to the battered fish make for a bit of a greasy meal, which may not be the healthiest dish in the world, but so worth it!
We also enjoyed good Fish and Chips at a restaurant called Your Fathers Mustache. It was a nice place to reminisce with close friends, while visiting Halifax.