Fish finger sandwich award finalists announced

Published on
February 7, 2017

The three finalists from the U.K. foodservice industry who will battle it out to claim the title of the first ever winner of the Fish Finger Sandwich Awards have been named.

Selected by a panel of judges, the creations competing for the crown in the cook-off final taking place in London on 16 February are:

  • A chunky pollock fish finger coated in panko breadcrumbs, placed on top of minted mushy peas within a hot dog bun and topped off with “proper” tartare sauce from Kevin Gratton of Fish Dogs, London
  • Fresh Cornish hake fillet coated in panko breadcrumbs, sandwiched between two pieces of locally made multi-seed bread and homemade tartare sauce from Chris Lanyon of Chapel Café, Port Isaac, Cornwall
  • Cajun haddock in a light tempura batter, inside a brioche bun with ShrimpWreck pickled samphire, tartare sauce and rocket leaves from Ewen Hutchison of ShrimpWreck, Glasgow

The competition has been organized by frozen food brand Birds Eye and the winner will see his recipe feature on select Birds Eye fish finger packs.

Following the launch of the awards in November last year, Birds Eye received many entries from both the general public and culinary experts.

“It’s been great to see the positive response the awards have received since its launch, with both culinary experts and the general public submitting their mouth-watering fish finger sandwich creations for a chance of fame. We’re looking forward to an evening of celebration for one of the nation’s best-loved sarnies and seeing who our esteemed judges will crown as the winner of the inaugural Fish Finger Sandwich Awards,” said Steve Chantry, marketing director at Birds Eye UK.

Contributing Editor reporting from London, UK

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