In 1860, Joseph Malin, a Jewish immigrant from Eastern Europe, opened the first fish-and-chips shop in London’s East End. There are now well over 8,000 such shops in Britain. Some of my happiest memories are of afternoons I’ve spent with friends, eating fish and chips in a British pub and watching soccer. At home, I fry my fish in a beer batter seasoned with Old Bay. And instead of just passing a bottle of malt vinegar, I serve a tarragon–malt vinegar mayonnaise and fried pickles. If you can’t find halibut when you’re shopping, you can substitute cod, haddock, or whiting and get equally delicious results.
Excerpted from MARCUS OFF DUTY: THE RECIPES I COOK AT HOME © 2014 by Marcus Samuelsson. Reproduced by permission of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. All rights reserved.
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