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Spicy fish nacho salad

A simple super-charged salad inspired by a Mexican food favourite.
Spicy fish nacho salad

Test Kitchen tip

We used flathead fillets in this recipe. Cut the fish fillets lengthways on the diagonal into 2cm wide, 12cm long strips. Serve topped with sour cream. Adjust the amount of Mexican chilli powder to suit your liking.

Easy swap tip

If you like, omit making your own tortilla chips in step 2 and serve with store-bought tortilla strips instead.

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1.Heat oil in a large deep frying pan over medium heat until oil reaches 180C on a thermometer or breadcrumbs turn light golden in 1 minute.
2.Using a 7cm cutter, cut three rounds from each tortilla; you should have 24 rounds in total. Shallow-fry tortilla rounds, in batches, turning halfway, for 2 minutes or until golden and crisp on both sides. Drain on paper towel.
3.Combine rice flour and chilli powder in a shallow bowl; toss fish in flour mixture, shake off excess. Shallow-fry fish in same pan, in batches, turning halfway, for 3 minutes or until crisp and golden on both sides and cooked through.
4.To make dressing, combine lime juice, extra oil, sugar and half the chilli in a screw-top jar; season to taste. Shake well.
5.Place cabbage, carrot and beans in a medium bowl with half the dressing; toss gently to combine.
6.Divide cabbage salad among bowls; top with onion, fish, avocado, remaining chilli and the coriander, then drizzle with remaining dressing. Serve with tortilla rounds.

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