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Fish and Chips with Fried Pickles

By Marcus | November 20, 2014

In the U.K., fish and chips are usually served with salt and vinegar. Here, I serve them with a tarragon malt vinegar mayonnaise and fried pickles.
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Photo by Paul Brissman

In 1860, Joseph Malin, a Jewish immigrant from Eastern Europe, started the first fish and chips shop in London’s East End. There are now well over 8,000 fish and chips shops in Britain. I think fish and chips taste better when you’re eating them near a body of water – on the beach with a beer it’s the perfect snack. Most dishes don’t need that backdrop. Otherwise, the only other place where I want fish and chips is in a British pub watching a football game. In the U.K., fish and chips are usually served with salt and vinegar. Here, I serve them with a tarragon malt vinegar mayonnaise and fried pickles. When you’re grocery shopping for this recipe, if you can’t find halibut, or would prefer to use some other fish, you can substitute cod, haddock, or whiting for delicious results.

Cuz’s Fish Burger with Bajan Mayo

By Marcus Samuelsson | November 18, 2014

I discovered this fish burger, topped with cheese and egg, at Cuz's burger stand in Barbados.
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I’ve been obsessed with burgers since my first visit to the United States, and I look for them everywhere. This one, a fish burger with cheese and egg, is my current favorite. Every time I make it, I’m transported back to Barbados – to Cuz’s stand in the parking lot between my hotel and the beach where I first had this. There was a line out the door, as people waited while the guy griddled his daily catch and slapped the fillets onto a bun with a piece of a cheese and an egg. So fresh. So delicious. I took my fish burger out to the beach and ate it there. And went back the next day for another.

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