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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Comments • 2 400

  • Frederik Brahms
    Frederik Brahms 2 days ago

    why did you smell on the potato skins 😂

  • Mimi Sardinia
    Mimi Sardinia 2 days ago

    Babish, keep in mind with potato peels, if they were washed potatoes, those peels can also be easily fried or baked into crispy bits. Coat in oil and shove in an oven is what I think I saw a video say (I believe it was EmmyMadeInJapan). Then salt after they're all crispy.

  • Chad Johnson
    Chad Johnson 4 days ago

    I'm going to have to disagree with your statement about seasoning everything separately. I think that's fine, but it needs to be done with different seasonings. Having different flavors on each part helps to create a more complex dish, and if something is flavorful on its own (ie. Salmon) you don't want to take from that. Different layers of flavor and texture makes for wonderful, restaurant class dishes.

  • Adrian McDaniels
    Adrian McDaniels 6 days ago

    The perfect Birthday Present for me, thanks Babby

  • Aaron Thomas
    Aaron Thomas 8 days ago

    Economic? I live by the ocean and most fish is still 2-4x the price of pork or beef

  • TheRedEleven
    TheRedEleven 12 days ago

    "Like your landlord clings to your security deposit"...a highly suspect phrase that jumped right out at me, and now you have a new apartment. I think, for some reason, that wasn't just a throw-away line.

  • Raving cooki
    Raving cooki 14 days ago

    You can't have fish and chips without some gravy or curry sauce!

  • lawn clippings
    lawn clippings 15 days ago

    fuck i want some fish and chips right now

  • c yoseli
    c yoseli 18 days ago

    i made the salmon and i can confirm that it is both crispy and herby

  • ZeRoX
    ZeRoX 19 days ago

    Mashed potatoes plsssss

  • Pepper Perez
    Pepper Perez 21 day ago

    Better then gordon

  • Matt Senosa
    Matt Senosa 24 days ago

    Can I use other fish for this fish and chips recipe? We don't have much salmon,cod or other fish in the USA here in the Philippines.
    I am 13 years old.
    And I want to be a gourmet chef. Please help me achieve this goal and kindly answer mynquestion. Thank you!

  • Lara Horhor
    Lara Horhor 26 days ago

    make scallops!

  • Nick M
    Nick M 27 days ago

    British people are equally adept at using either metric or imperial (hey, we invented it after all) measurements, so no need to make allowances.

  • mrjesseAlexanderchan

    It’s modelo time

  • Andrew Terbrack
    Andrew Terbrack Month ago

    "Your fish-monger"
    as if i'm not fuckin doin my grocery shopping at walmart

  • Darren Sanderson
    Darren Sanderson Month ago

    You guys really need to get on board with an Aussie mainstay for chips, Chicken Salt. It's amazing :)

  • Bruce Hernandez
    Bruce Hernandez Month ago

    I ate a fish sandwich while watching this

  • Matthias
    Matthias Month ago

    preparing fish or meat without any sage, such a nooby mistake
    (just kidding, looks good, babish)

  • Matthew Mcmullen
    Matthew Mcmullen Month ago

    This is basically Home cooked fish Vs long john silvers

  • Pete Smyth
    Pete Smyth Month ago

    Aa a Brit, American English pronunciation confuses me. Americans pronounce niche as nitch, not neesh, so not the French (original) way, but then say fillay and not fill-it. Also, what is with not pronouncing the letter H on the word herb?

  • NoDefectsOut
    NoDefectsOut Month ago

    I've made this salmon dish twice now, by far one of my favs.

  • Headless Chicken
    Headless Chicken Month ago +1

    My best seller every fridays, fish and chips with a side of coleslaw. I like using cod tails, it's the most economical of quality and quantity for us. I like adding lemon zest and cumin to my dredge, also good for fish tacos. But I like going a little thicker on the batter with a little more lavender so its fluffier.
    My best salmon is pan fried in a super hot wok then a sauce made of ginger, scallions, sugar, light soy, and dark soy over a teriyaki.

  • fatheromally
    fatheromally Month ago

    Just made the salmon with some frozen salmon, worked like a charm! Barring food poisoning, I’d make this for my family!

  • bill goldberg
    bill goldberg Month ago

    These are the vids that you look for but you cant find because youtube is terrible. Thanks babby

  • Trent M
    Trent M Month ago

    it fucked me up to see more than your arms

  • Ethan Cooper
    Ethan Cooper 2 months ago

    hah. BATTER, side of fish. I get it.

  • titicaca315
    titicaca315 2 months ago

    he looks eerily like my brother in law, like i mean exactly like him its wierd lol

  • Ben Bertram
    Ben Bertram 2 months ago

    Salmon is by far one of my favorites. Thanks babish

  • Youtube User
    Youtube User 2 months ago

    Some one needs to teach our friend how to use cutlery

  • Lauren Alderman
    Lauren Alderman 2 months ago

    I bought cod once and found worms in it, called the seafood store, they said it's normal, never bought cod again

  • Im Vozza
    Im Vozza 2 months ago

    Seriously I just love sitting down with a cold drink and just watch him it's amazing

  • Leo GZ
    Leo GZ 2 months ago


  • Alejandro Garcia
    Alejandro Garcia 2 months ago +3

    Hey Bab. Line cook for 6 years now. If you lay the fish the opposite way the fish wont curl up like that. You want to lie the fish rib side down if that makes any sense. Just a tip i thought I should share. Love your videos dude

  • Everyone
    Everyone 2 months ago +4

    Lmao, he got modelo beer

  • Joshua Kai
    Joshua Kai 2 months ago

    Modelo Time!

    NTH THN 2 months ago

    I like sushi :3

  • Tan Tan
    Tan Tan 2 months ago

    Putting Mayonaise in the oven is a NO. Fucking disgusting. Babish.... Youre a great cook, but Mayo in the oven is nasty.

  • MrNickanator Washere
    MrNickanator Washere 2 months ago

    Waiving the fish back and forth is a terrible technique I will never understand. I've been cooking beer battered fish professionally for a few years and all the better pieces were held still while being dropped.

  • Lecto-Sama
    Lecto-Sama 2 months ago

    So, say I don't like Mayonnaise. Got a substitute ingredient?

  • Michael Martin
    Michael Martin 2 months ago

    The way Babby says ‘badder’ just makes me so excited.

  • Andrew Sundstrom
    Andrew Sundstrom 2 months ago

    Ok, that's great and all, but am I the only one who caught that "batter" side of fish, though???

  • Kaydem {read bio}
    Kaydem {read bio} 2 months ago

    So your saying i should spray my landlord with oil?

  • SlipperyXXHippo
    SlipperyXXHippo 2 months ago

    Should try salmon teriyaki or salmon honey, both are really simple and really really tasty!

  • No Name
    No Name 2 months ago

    Are bugs meat?

  • Jamie fee
    Jamie fee 2 months ago

    British chips are not greasy

  • Tyler Moore
    Tyler Moore 2 months ago +1

    Any recipes for tilapia fish

  • VictoryNibbles
    VictoryNibbles 2 months ago

    Saying "panko bread crumbs" is redundant, kinda like saying "naan bread." You already got a lot of good info from the person who works in the chippy down below, so the only other thing I gotta say is your fish looks great.

  • Ross Parker
    Ross Parker 2 months ago

    One criticism, the chips should be thicker

  • Private Private
    Private Private 2 months ago

    You had me at metric P.S from the Uk

  • Yi Ting Ang
    Yi Ting Ang 2 months ago

    No steamed fish? That's the most basic of them all.

  • SeaBass
    SeaBass 2 months ago

    "Administer one to yourself, if necessary."

  • Maddy Lazarovits
    Maddy Lazarovits 2 months ago

    i once knew a girl in high school who thought she couldn't have beer battered fish because she was underage

  • Siddarth Garib
    Siddarth Garib 2 months ago

    All make sure to spray my landlord

  • Sky Rim
    Sky Rim 2 months ago

    The land lord analogy made me lol. Because it's too true.

  • His Majesty The king of New Zealand

    "economical" salmon is nearly $30 a kilogram where I live

  • Tom Kenning
    Tom Kenning 3 months ago

    If you really want to be a fish and chip purist, cook the chips in beef fat. That's what all the old people complain about them not doing any more and blame health and safety or the EU or foreigners or something

  • Bulka40000
    Bulka40000 3 months ago

    Can i just grate dry bun instead of using panco bread crums?

  • potato
    potato 3 months ago

    Anyone know any good recipes for bluegill?

  • Flynn Saunderson
    Flynn Saunderson 3 months ago

    Love the videos but wondering what do you use for video editing software?

  • Jennifer Sandoval
    Jennifer Sandoval 3 months ago

    I finally seen your face. A cutie with cooking skill is a plus!

  • Dionte'. S
    Dionte'. S 3 months ago

    2:51 did he sneeze?

  • Ion0X
    Ion0X 3 months ago

    .......HA...6 to 9 xD

  • Balkan Weeb
    Balkan Weeb 3 months ago +1

    Might be a stupid question, but does anyone know the calorie count in the first dish? Is it just like a salmon steak plus bread and an egg?

  • Michael Hanretty
    Michael Hanretty 3 months ago

    Babish, could you use the same oil you fried the chips in to fry the fish? Or is there just too much food matter left in the oil after the chips are cooked?

  • Sean Ireland
    Sean Ireland 3 months ago

    Tried this tonight. Fantastic recipe. Writing this one down.

  • Laurel Tompkins
    Laurel Tompkins 3 months ago

    From a born and raised brit those chips were still not fat enough!

  • James Ferran
    James Ferran 3 months ago

    As a Brit that is the best battered fish I’ve ever seen. Well done.

  • Nathan Omprasadham
    Nathan Omprasadham 3 months ago

    Binging with Bafish

  • Dylan L
    Dylan L 3 months ago

    I'm not a big mustard fan(sorry to all who enjoy), what would be another good "glue" to use to keep the bread crumbs on the salmon? Let me know some other suggestions below, thanks!

  • SPacey
    SPacey 3 months ago

    basic with babfish......

  • Venom hulishi
    Venom hulishi 3 months ago

    Can you use cod for this recipe

  • Caleb Hoffman
    Caleb Hoffman 3 months ago

    My mom hates fish, and non-well done meat, so I can't make either of those things (even if she isn't eating it) and thus can't properly myself in the kitchen. Its a sad life

  • James Mark
    James Mark 3 months ago

    I love when your mouth moves in time with your voice because your voice is so relaxing. You just seem like such a chill guy.

  • Josephi The Crusader
    Josephi The Crusader 3 months ago

    FishMonger sounds like a an Insalt

  • LifeCoach44
    LifeCoach44 3 months ago

    What non-stick fry pan is that?

  • JP 1405
    JP 1405 3 months ago


  • Pearl the rebel
    Pearl the rebel 3 months ago

    Did you just kiss the potato peels?

  • POVadventure
    POVadventure 3 months ago +1

    Grill steamed teriyaki salmon. I marinade the salmon in Yoshidas teriyaki sauce for about an hour place the dried filet skin side down in the center of a piece aluminum foil. Spread a large pad of creme cheese on top of the filet put a handful of sliced mushrooms on top with a couple pieces of peeled garlic dust with onion powder and add some fresh herbs ( whatever i happen to have in my garden.) Seal the aluminum foil in a tent around the salmon and place on a heated grill on the hot side for a couple minutes and move to the cold side for the remainder of your cooking time. Total cooking time should be about 10 min per in of thickness.
    Delish. This recipe also works with trout and cat fish with only minor changes to the preparation.

    • Al
      Al 13 days ago

      thank you so much for posting this! i've been looking for another salmon recipe without foul ass mustard

  • Emma Palmer
    Emma Palmer 3 months ago

    Corn starch aka corn flour 😊

  • Kevin Siungdung
    Kevin Siungdung 3 months ago

    I'm not kosher

  • LRV V
    LRV V 3 months ago

    Too Much Butter 😲😲😲😲

  • Benny425
    Benny425 3 months ago

    What is your tartar sauce recipe?

  • Elitedestroyer00
    Elitedestroyer00 3 months ago

    Is it just me or are the fries at the end overdone? Idk how they're supposed to come out

  • Saul Parra
    Saul Parra 3 months ago


  • savioursmesmerized
    savioursmesmerized 3 months ago

    "administer one to yourself if necessary"
    This is why I love you, Andrew

  • SuperJTutorials
    SuperJTutorials 3 months ago

    You pulled that salmon out of the oven and I made a noise that only my girlfriend has heard previously

  • radioactive wolfs carnivorous plants

    What you need to show us how to catch and gut the fish!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Angela Ugarte
    Angela Ugarte 3 months ago


  • TheSinkingDuck
    TheSinkingDuck 4 months ago

    As a Brit I can say that fish has way too much flavour to it the taste should be like the sea salty, very salty

  • Héctor Hernández
    Héctor Hernández 4 months ago

    What's the special thing with kosher salt?

  • dtaylor1539
    dtaylor1539 4 months ago

    Anyone else recreate the first recipe and find it underwhelming?

  • Mike Roth
    Mike Roth 4 months ago

    Cooking potatofries from cold to hot oil in one take sounds really smart. I have to try this part at least.

  • C00kii0
    C00kii0 4 months ago

    God bless this channel. I love fish but I suck at cooking it.

  • Matt Knudsen
    Matt Knudsen 4 months ago

    those chips aren't right homie. And you know it.

  • eric zhou
    eric zhou 4 months ago

    But why did he sniff the potato shavings

  • josie shagonaby
    josie shagonaby 4 months ago

    You must make an amazing husband.

  • MaxArceus
    MaxArceus 4 months ago

    I made the salmon, it was f*cking delicious

  • Snifey
    Snifey 4 months ago

    metric to imperial i have mental breakdown on this video

    YAGLEMASTER 4 months ago

    swim swim