A fish finger recipe featured on Nigella Lawson’s new show Nigella’s Cook, Eat, Repeat has divided viewers, with one person describing the food writer as their ‘actual hero’ for concocting the meal.
In the first episode of the series, which aired on BBC Two on Monday evening, Nigella showed her viewers how she cooks a fish finger bhorta.
The TV cook explained that she was inspired to make the recipe after seeing a tweet shared by journalist Ash Sarkar, who described it as ‘nostalgia in a dish’.
After frying some onions, Nigella made the dish by adding ingredients including chilli, ginger and mustard, before adding oven-cooked fish fingers, which she broke up with a spatula.
Some people watching the show thought the recipe looked absolutely delicious, with one person stating: ‘Nigella’s Fish Finger Bhorta looks like my next hangover meal!’
‘My God @Nigella_Lawson your fish-finger bhorta looks like an absolute game changer,’ another viewer said, while another remarked that the recipe provided ‘just the inspiration I needed to get me through #Lockdown2’.
Nigella broke up the cooked fish fingers before adding them to the mix (Picture: BBC Two)
Others cast their doubts on the recipe, with one Twitter user saying it looked as though Nigella ‘just mashed up a fish finger’.
Another said that they wondered ‘what the Gogglebox verdict will be’ on the recipe.
‘I say this with fondness and respect: Nigella is ludicrous but 10/10 would eat that fish finger mush,’ one viewer stated.
Nonetheless, while opinion was divided, the majority appeared to be in favour of what Nigella describes on her website as her ‘absolute go-to’ when in need of ‘vibrant sustenance and delicious comfort hits’.
Nigella recently issued an apology to writer and presenter Victoria Coren Mitchell, after her new show Nigella’s Cook, Eat, Repeat resulted in quiz show Only Connect being moved half an hour earlier than usual to 7.30pm.
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