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Red Hot Fish Burger

Red Hot Fish Burger

Chunky fish fillet is marinated in fermented hot sauce, battered in flour and pan-fried for the ultimate hero ingredient for this mouth-watering burger.

Makes 2
Prep time 40 minutes
Cook time 10 minutes
Marinade time 2 hours to overnight

This recipe has been espeically created for The Fermentalists Everyday Red Hot Sauce but any sauce with a vinegar base or high acidity works just as well.


2 x 100-120g fillets of fish
½ head of fennel - finely sliced
⅛ small cabbage - finely sliced
1 carrot
¼ cup hot sauce + more to serve
¼ cup mayonnaise
⅓ cup corn flour
⅓ cup plain flour
½ tsp salt
2 tbs oil for frying
2 buns, lettuce, pickles to serve


  1. Marinate fish fillets in hot sauce - ideally overnight, but a few hours is good too.
  2. Mix flours and salt ina bowl. Add fish and coat. Place on a wire rack for 20 minutes
  3. Add fish back to leftover marinade and coat again, then coat a second time in flour and return to wire rack for 20 minutes.
  4. Coat carrot, cabbage and fennel in mayonnaise and set aside.
  5. Preheat a pan with oil, fry fish approx 3-4 minutes per side, turning once.
  6. Assemble burgers with fish, lettuce, slaw, pickles, mayonnaise and more hot sauce.

High Acidity Hot Sauces perfect for this burger!

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