Baking crumbed fish from frozen can be a bit of a mixed bag, usually lacking the intense crispness of deep fried fish and leaving a soft and slightly soggy crumb. This here is Birds Eye Deli New Zealand Hoki Lemon Lime & Herb.
Each box comes with two fillets with a lemon, lime and herb crumb. These are baked at 200*C in a fan forced oven for 27 minutes, turning half way.
When baked, some juices ooze from the base, leaving somewhat of a soggy base. Turning mid-way dries it out somewhat but not completely, leaving only the top side bakes to a crispy texture.
The hoki is flaky while the crumb brings a tasty citrus and herb flavour to the otherwise unseasoned fish. It’s a tasty and decent fillet of fish although not amazingly delicious like medium rare salmon.
This package of Birds Eye Deli New Zealand Hoki Lemon Lime & Herb contained 260 g. It was produced in New Zealand and purchased in Sydney, Australia in 2017.