Returns Monday 12 February on TVNZ 2

My Kitchen Rules Australia

Returns Monday 12 February on TVNZ 2

Josh and Amy - Whitebait

with Chilli Lime Mayo and Pickled Cucumber Salad

Prep time: 25 mins    Cook time: 20 mins    Serves: 4


1 lime, cut into wedges to servePickled Cucumber Salad

2 Lebanese cucumbers

85ml vinegar

85ml water

2 tbs sugar

1/2 tsp salt

1/8 tsp pepper

1 tbs fresh dill, choppedMayo

2 egg yolks

2 limes, juiced and zest grated

2 long red chilli, finely chopped

250ml canola oilWhitebait

200g tapioca flour

1kg fresh whitebait

Vegetable oil, for deep frying


  1. To pickle cucumbers, place cucumbers in a bowl.
  2. Stir remaining ingredients in a small saucepan over medium heat until sugar dissolves. Pour over cucumbers and set aside to cool completely.
  3. To make mayonnaise, process egg yolks, juice, zest and chilli until smooth. With motor operating, drizzle in oil until thick and smooth. Season. Refrigerate.
  4. Place tapioca starch in a large bowl and season well. Toss fish in flour.
  5. Deep fry in small batches until golden and crisp. Drain on absorbent paper. Season.
  6. Serve whitebait with pickled cucumbers and mayonnaise.