Crisp chilli whitebait and green mango salad

Tangy, light and oh so delicious. The bitterness of the green mango with the little bursts of whitebait will turn anyone into a salad lover.
Crisp chilli whitebait and green mango salad

Crisp chilli whitebait and green mango salad

Ben Dearnley


Mint dressing



1.For mint dressing, pound garlic, chilli and sugar in a mortar and pestle to a coarse paste (2-3 minutes), add mints and pound to combine and set aside. Just before serving, stir in lime juice, fish sauce and rice vinegar.
2.Preheat oil in a deep-sided saucepan or deep-fryer to 180C. Combine flour and chilli in a shallow bowl, season to taste. Dust whitebait in flour mixture, in batches, and deep-fry until crisp and light golden (4-5 minutes), then drain on absorbent paper.
3.Combine mango, herbs, fried shallot and spring onion in a bowl, add whitebait and drizzle with a little mint dressing. Toss lightly to combine and serve with extra mint dressing and lime wedges.

Drink Suggestion: Lively young riesling. Drink suggestion by Max Allen


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