Beer Battered Crispy Seafood

These blow battered cod out of the water! This is a great starter to serve with a lovely cold beer

Battered Seafood

Serves: 2
Prep Time: 10 minutes + 10 minutes chilling
Cooking Time: 15 minutes
Difficulty: Easy


  • 150g plain flour
  • 100ml beer (we used Birra Moretti)
  • 150ml cold sparkling water
  • 100g raw prawns, peeled and deveined
  • 100g raw squid rings
  • Sea salt and pepper
  • Vegetable oil, for shallow frying
  • Wedges of lemon


–  Mix the flour, beer and water in a bowl until it forms a batter.
–  Chill in the fridge for 10 minutes.
–  Wash the seafood with cold water and pat dry with kitchen paper.
– Season with salt and pepper and dust all over with flour.
–  Pour enough oil into a large frying pan to completely submerge the seafood.
–  Heat the oil. To test that it is hot enough drop small piece of  bread into the oil, when it     bubbles and turns golden brown it is ready.
– One at a time, dip the seafood into the batter and then into the hot oil, shaking off any      excess batter. Do not overcrowd the pan as the seafood will not properly cook.
–  Cook for 1.5 minutes on either side, or until crisp.
–  Use a slotted spoon to remove the seafood and blot with kitchen paper to remove any       excess oil.
–  Serve immediately with wedges of lemon and a sprinkle of sea salt.


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