And when they did arrive I was glad the whitebait
had been cancelled, with the seven dishes taking up almost every square inch of space on the table.
Dro pdown to a smaller mesh castnet to grab the little whitebaits
that are best for scamp and shake the sabikis around channel markers and inshore reefs for Spanish sardines, pinfish and spots.
Second billing went to the spring rolls, which were nice and crispy, and the whitebait
salad which was deliciously tangy.
Nathan picked up the idea for whitebait
while working at Hotel du Vin in Winchester but he says the batter is transformed by the beef dripping at GBE.
The only other hot choices (and heat was required) were the soup, whitebait
, deep-fried brie or filo-wrapped goat's cheese and chicken goujons, none of which appealed.
Both attract good numbers of whitebait
and the fish species that follow them.
First rinse the whitebait
and dry them thoroughly on kitchen towels.
Everything had sauce, sauce, sauce - even the whitebait
MOUTHWATERING - above, the reception area of Starters and Puds and three meals, from the top, Spanish meatballs with fresh pasta, fish kebab with salmon, king prawn and cod and whitebait
with lemon aioli
Finally, I went for deep-fried whitebait
with tartare sauce and my wife ham hock and apple salad with Port syrup.
This was my son's choice and included deep-fried squid, swordfish, whitebait
and king prawns with some garlic mayonnaise.
, little herrings and sprats, are in season from February to August.