Fish | Basics with Babish

  • Published on May 17, 2018
  • On this episode of Basics, we're taking a look at a few ways to simply prepare fish. Whether you're baking or frying, it's an economically and ecologically responsible way to make dinner tonight.
    Grocery List:
    Salmon fillets
    Panko bread crumbs
    Thyme, chopped
    Rosemary, minced
    White fish (high quality like cod or haddock)
    Russet potatoes
    Peanut or vegetable oil
    Kosher salt
    Ground black pepper
    Grain mustard
    All purpose flour
    Baking powder
    Mexican beer (or beer of your choice)
    Tartar sauce (optional)
    Special equipment:
    Stainless steel pot, deep enough for frying
    Thermometer for frying oil
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  • Hurricaine 1070
    Hurricaine 1070 2 days ago

    metric isn't the queens it's just the rest of the world

  • fromadirtyneedle yeamoite

    Mate your chips are too brown not thick enough and you put gravy and malt vinegar on your chips not salt and tartar sauce

  • Bobbi Whitney
    Bobbi Whitney 3 days ago +1

    The prenounciation of filet should be used in French cuisine only, I thought anyway.

  • Yur Ma
    Yur Ma 4 days ago

    Those ain't chips chief

  • Mike Hunter
    Mike Hunter 7 days ago

    Can you do a steamed salmon or a few salmon fillet recipes please?

  • Ashen One
    Ashen One 11 days ago

    As a Brit recommend curry sauce.

  • Sina Khani
    Sina Khani 13 days ago +1


  • LEN90
    LEN90 13 days ago

    Ahm... bit beyond basics no?

  • Deshun Campbell
    Deshun Campbell 20 days ago

    Can you do a pt. 2

  • PhaseSkater
    PhaseSkater 21 day ago

    Looks like crappy farmed Atlantic salmon

  • Justin Johnson
    Justin Johnson 23 days ago

    Food vsauce

  • bomber bitz
    bomber bitz 24 days ago

    Nowadays even fish are bad bcuz of overfishing

  • Mad Flavour
    Mad Flavour 28 days ago

    Those chips are a hate crime.

  • Peter Wesley Bastone

    cool video...shared to the Groceryman PT Page on FB

  • Mango The bat
    Mango The bat Month ago

    1:39 that’s what I’m calling nut from now on

  • craig kirby
    craig kirby Month ago +4

    North America!!! Please start draining your deep fried stuff by putting into a hot mesh/strainer thing and leaving it sit above the hot oil for a minute before you put it onto your paper towels!!! It works sooooooo much better to make less greasy crispy stuff. Tell everyone!!!

  • Tal Moore
    Tal Moore Month ago +1

    Gordon Ramsay would have seasoned the aluminum foil.

  • Sam Elgin
    Sam Elgin Month ago

    for white fish, the main ones are Cod, Haddock, Pollock, and Tilapia. I'd say do your best to avoid Tilapia as it's really not good for you and is only marginally cheaper than the other three.

  • ReneePlays
    ReneePlays Month ago

    Just wondering...could we get an episode about crab/shellfish?

  • Ippiki Õkami
    Ippiki Õkami Month ago

    You forgot the British thing of mushy peas with the fish and chips

  • triadwarfare
    triadwarfare Month ago

    substitute cod with cream dory because I'm poor AF.

  • triadwarfare
    triadwarfare Month ago

    Salmon? Economical? lol.

  • Ethan Gause
    Ethan Gause Month ago

    Salmon isn’t safe until 145

    • Oravbro
      Oravbro Month ago

      Do you know what sushi is?

  • Sayantan Dasgupta
    Sayantan Dasgupta Month ago

    That wasn't a medium rare salmon, that was probably fully cooked.

    • Oravbro
      Oravbro Month ago

      You can't see clearly through camera lenses and the thermometer showed that it was mid rare

  • AlphaWolf098
    AlphaWolf098 Month ago

    Fish isn’t always the most environmentally responsible thing to be eating, especially so when it comes to lots of tuna species as well as salmon, and some of the other more popular fish.

  • david slay
    david slay Month ago

    I love these videos, i can watch them all day everyday...but i hate the word Babish,lol sounds fake like im trying to say something but i said it wrong,lol

  • BLT FireBurst
    BLT FireBurst Month ago +3

    Getting to the BATTER side of fish

    *_badum tschhh_*

  • Cody Plante
    Cody Plante Month ago

    Every time he says "drain on paper towels," I die a little inside.

  • Leo Leimgruber
    Leo Leimgruber Month ago

    2:07 did is See a 15 years glenfiddich in the background?:)

  • jako023
    jako023 2 months ago

    The only way to ecologically respect fish and the ocean is to leave it the fuck alone.
    Fisheries are failing worldwide and the ocean is acifdifying. Stop eating fish

    • Oravbro
      Oravbro Month ago

      Are you retarded? Right there is a fish overpopulation. Get your facts right before posting bs like that

  • EpicSpaceDorito
    EpicSpaceDorito 2 months ago

    my mouth is watering at the battered fish. I want it in my mouth NOW

  • scrambler bricks
    scrambler bricks 2 months ago

    How do I bleach my chips though? I mean like how do I fry my chips if I don't want them to look all brown and burnt? but I still want to get a crunchy outside texture and the nice airy inside you get in fish and chip shops. The burnt look puts me off. Would appreciate if someone would give me some advice.

  • Crux161
    Crux161 2 months ago

    Babish so sexy 😯

  • norwegian m8
    norwegian m8 2 months ago

    Is it salmon from norway

  • Matthew Singer
    Matthew Singer 2 months ago

    Don’t forget the malt vinegar for the fish and chips!!

  • Ash The Animator
    Ash The Animator 2 months ago +1

    Ok I know I'm weird but does anyone else eat breadcrumbs by itself
    I know...

  • George Groh
    George Groh 2 months ago

    Basics with Deer or game meat!

  • Joseph
    Joseph 2 months ago

    2:52 did you fucking sneeze into the potato skins?

  • RK800 - Connor
    RK800 - Connor 2 months ago

    Chip not big 'nuff.

  • Issa Bean
    Issa Bean 3 months ago

    If you are making salmon just use mayonnaise and lemon that’s all you need because the fish is the flavor

  • well done steak
    well done steak 3 months ago

    666 dislikes :O

  • Masked Hero Lucky
    Masked Hero Lucky 3 months ago

    Maybe this is a dumb question, but what do you mean by Mexican beer? If I go looking will I find something actually labeled as "Mexican Beer"? I don't drink, so I have absolutely no idea.

  • Ruby Alessia Henley
    Ruby Alessia Henley 3 months ago

    Quick tip : Fry the chips in beef fat instead of oil for extra awesomeness

  • Vincent Redfox
    Vincent Redfox 3 months ago


  • doggotbitm
    doggotbitm 3 months ago

    Fries look too deeply fried

  • Soldat Ian Mccolumn for Kaiser Wilhelm the 1rst


    Babish just said *modelo time* to his flour mixture because it needs to have a good time

    I tried my best don’t throw me under the bus, I’ll kill myself in the morning

    • JoeL
      JoeL 2 months ago

      It's modelo time foo

  • Jonathan Lindo
    Jonathan Lindo 3 months ago +1

    Can you do a grilled Fish?

  • Yeah man J P
    Yeah man J P 3 months ago +1

    That is the worst fucking fish and chips I’ve ever seen

  • Kian
    Kian 3 months ago

    What an American saying chips correctly? I'm impressed (jk)

  • Andrew Wittwer
    Andrew Wittwer 3 months ago

    As someone from the Pacific Northwest, seeing someone call that “salmon” hurts me a little inside.

  • Mason Thomas
    Mason Thomas 3 months ago

    Is it just me or does the intro music remind you of Come on Elieen by Dexys Midnight Runners

  • YouKnowMeTay17
    YouKnowMeTay17 3 months ago

    I was really hoping you would reference chef John once you brought paprika to the mix, since you have recently been referencing to him a lot. Great video!!

  • Alyssa Alt
    Alyssa Alt 3 months ago

    Omg. Ik this is an old video. But I just made that salmon, substituted honey dijon mustard because I couldn't find the grain mustard, and its sooo good!!
    Also love all your videos! Definitely gonna try more!

  • tHiNinKnG Currently
    tHiNinKnG Currently 3 months ago

    Babishes favorite phrase a pinch of kosher salt

  • Rodolfo Gutierrez
    Rodolfo Gutierrez 3 months ago

    If my life ever gets an audiobook I would like Andrew to narrate please.

  • Ansh Pal
    Ansh Pal 4 months ago +112

    17 may- Babish makes this video
    24 may- My canteen makes breadcrumb salmon in the same way

    • Samuel Whitton
      Samuel Whitton 25 days ago

      im lucky to have potato wedges in my canteen

    • triadwarfare
      triadwarfare Month ago +1

      My canteen never makes salmon because it's too expensive

    • Dio
      Dio Month ago +8

      what the fuck kind of canteen serves that I want that kind of food in mine

  • DX Deathwish
    DX Deathwish 4 months ago

    British person appeared by me

  • Josh Stead
    Josh Stead 4 months ago +2

    This looks great! Although, as an official card-carrying Brit I'd say those chips are still way too thin, they look far more like French Fries than the Chip Shop chips we're used to.

    • Flex Tape
      Flex Tape 3 months ago

      Agreed. Chips are usually thick and normally have a crunchy outside but soft fluffy inside from the place i get mine from

  • jeremiah keeler
    jeremiah keeler 4 months ago

    im sorry but i prefer a nice Irish stout to a Mexican beer

  • bornmtgirl66
    bornmtgirl66 4 months ago

    I made the salmon dish and it was just as good as you said. Thank you for making cooking fun and simple. You should do a leftover recipe with some of the foods that you have cooked!

  • LaughOutLloyd
    LaughOutLloyd 4 months ago

    I'm going to try that Salmon recipe. It looks really tasty.

  • Peng Fei Dong
    Peng Fei Dong 4 months ago +8

    instructions unclear, fish got up and walked out

  • Brendan Pierce
    Brendan Pierce 4 months ago

    There needs to be an episode on shellfish

  • Syed Musa Raza
    Syed Musa Raza 4 months ago

    I have a question to anyone who cooked the last dish. Does the alcohol fully disappear? Like does it get fully absorbed or does it disappear?

  • Carp Carp
    Carp Carp 4 months ago

    Oh god, oh fuck.

  • dylan mattimore
    dylan mattimore 4 months ago

    hey babish do you think you can try making the soup from ratatouille love your vidos

  • Martin Mullender-Taeter

    So we should use a european recepie with mexican beer??? Wat ?!?!?!?!?

  • Zantrop64
    Zantrop64 4 months ago

    I'm half Belgian, and those fries hurt me

  • Sologrowlo
    Sologrowlo 4 months ago

    What's the best way to to cook Mahi Mahi

  • Sivrn Val
    Sivrn Val 4 months ago

    Personal preference, but I reckon that beer battered barramundi is a better choice.

  • Aa Auliawan
    Aa Auliawan 4 months ago

    Whats the substitute from beer for the wet batter? Plain eggs or something else?

  • Nate W
    Nate W 4 months ago

    Ugh. Hate fish. Hate the taste, hate the smell, hate all the little bones. The only fish I can willingly eat is salmon

  • Luka Cherriman
    Luka Cherriman 5 months ago

    Ironic I get a KFC ad

  • Daniel Groenenboom
    Daniel Groenenboom 5 months ago

    thats what fries are supposed to look like, whether you like i or not.

  • SlickStretch
    SlickStretch 5 months ago

    OMG I got hungry AF when you pulled that fish out of the oil...

  • g n
    g n 5 months ago +26

    "350 degrees Fahrenheit" - "queen's english"

  • Nadeem Karim
    Nadeem Karim 5 months ago

    Is there any good substitute for the beer in the beer batter? I don’t eat or drink anything alcoholic for religious purposes

  • Azanath Whateley
    Azanath Whateley 5 months ago

    Yo dude. Doesn't salmon have worms and parasites and whatnot? I don't know if 125° would be enough to kill all of the larvae and such

  • terkmadugga
    terkmadugga 5 months ago +1

    That’s a lot of excess beer batter - what do you do worth the rest of it? Does it just go to waste?

  • Tetragon 213
    Tetragon 213 5 months ago

    You should come over to the UK at some point and treat yourself to a nice fish n'chips from the local "chippie"; also, you can't go wrong with curry sauce (yes, curry sauce is quite common with chips around here!), although Gravy certainly works wonders as well.

  • Chefs backyard
    Chefs backyard 5 months ago +2

    Looks fantastic! Thank you for sharing

  • All that is random
    All that is random 5 months ago

    Can you do something with ahi tuna eventually?

  • Darvin kovec
    Darvin kovec 5 months ago

    I wish to find a really good cat fish recipie

  • TheBlunderman bob
    TheBlunderman bob 6 months ago

    The best chips have skin btw

  • Saraly Bozlu
    Saraly Bozlu 6 months ago

    It’s modelo time

  • 黒い楓
    黒い楓 6 months ago

    Is salmon really cheap everywhere else? In the Midwest, it's seen as an expensive fish that most don't bother buying.

  • Angry Irishman
    Angry Irishman 6 months ago

    England uses Imperial, you ignorant colonial...

  • Evan Fernandez
    Evan Fernandez 6 months ago

    Love this guys videos but how voice is sooooo boring....reminds me of the clear eye commerical.

  • Sam Kwong
    Sam Kwong 6 months ago

    Between 0:13 - 0:14 that little cut in audio for the opening has been driving me crazy! Still, content remains amazing.

  • Leo Leimgruber
    Leo Leimgruber 6 months ago +1

    Salt just before eating, otherwise the fries lose their crispyness

  • Akhil
    Akhil 6 months ago

    anyone: he-
    babish: ERBS

  • Charles Bennie
    Charles Bennie 6 months ago

    Fillet not fillay

    • Charles Bennie
      Charles Bennie 5 months ago

      Fuck u I’m retarded I mean Australian

    • BeanMan
      BeanMan 5 months ago

      I respect your wrong opinion

  • Flavia Chiappini
    Flavia Chiappini 6 months ago

    let's get down to basics
    to defeat
    the hunger

  • Dmanuel Flores
    Dmanuel Flores 6 months ago

    Just tried out the salmon recipe with a few alterations because i like to experiment. Omg you gotta try this. I used a full salmon fillet, same baking instructions but change the time to around 28 minutes of you salmon is thick and large like mine was. Before putting the mayo on put a healthy amount in a bowl mix in a healthy amount of fresh ground black pepper or to your tasting, about a table spoon of chili powder, maybe half a table spoon of ground pink himalayan salt or whatever you have lying around. Some oregano leaves one small lime, dice up about half a red onion not too fine but small, one green jalapeno, mix it all up very well then spread onto the salmon and instead of bread crumbs i used some corn bread mix ( jiffy because its a very dry cornbread ) it came out great. The corn bread adds a nice sweetness to along with the onions that baked in the mayo, with the perfect amount of a light spice from the jalapenos ( take seeds out of the jalapenos ) and the skin was nice and crispy brown.

  • Carlie Robinson
    Carlie Robinson 7 months ago

    Yeah have to rinse them the potatoes

  • Em
    Em 7 months ago

    Hey Andy, I love my mum but whenever she buys fish she has this uncanny ability to always buy the absolute worst cut in the whole fishmongers. She just brought home a tiny salmon fillet that is mostly skin, was full of bones and upon removing them lost all structural integrity and now looks shaggy and nasty. Is there ANYTHING i can do to make it edible??

  • Sky Crossbones
    Sky Crossbones 7 months ago

    The British don't use metric. They Use the English unit system.

  • Kjca
    Kjca 7 months ago

    Sorry banish but I’m English and that fish and chips was criminal.

  • A Dead Arcadia
    A Dead Arcadia 7 months ago

    No cutting or gutting? Shame babish!

  • Joshua Taylor
    Joshua Taylor 7 months ago

    Mate, the British empire literally invented the 'imperial' measures (inches, miles etc.) and we still use them more often than the French designed metric system. So please do not switch to the metric system on our account. I can assure you the Queen would not approve of your English.