• 4 cups gluten-free corn tortilla chips
• 8 small frozen hoki fillets, defrosted
• Sea-salt flakes and freshly ground black pepper, to season
• 1 cup gluten-free plain flour
• 2 eggs, lightly beaten
• 2 Tbsp milk
• Vegetable oil, to shallow-fry
• 1 cup pistachio kernels
• 6 cloves garlic, crushed
• 1 tsp fine salt
• ¼ cup brandy
• Finely grated zest of 1 orange
• ½ cup extra virgin olive oil
• 250g punnet cherry tomatoes, halved
• 4 large gherkins, finely sliced lengthways
• ½ red onion, sliced
• 2 Tbsp pitted kalamata olives, chopped
• 1 cup flat-leaf parsley leaves
• 1 lime, juiced
Put tortilla chips in the bowl of a food processor and pulse until finely crushed. Transfer to a large bowl.
Line a large plate with a paper towel and set aside. Pat fish fillets dry with paper towel, then season. Put flour in a shallow dish. Whisk eggs and milk in a shallow bowl. Lightly coat fish in flour, then egg mixture, followed by tortilla crumbs until well coated. Transfer to a clean plate.
Pour enough oil into a deep frying pan until oil comes 4cm up side of pan. Heat over a medium heat, then cook fish, in batches, for 2 minutes each side or until golden and cooked through. Transfer to large plate.
Meanwhile, put pistachios, garlic and salt in a mortar and grind using a pestle until a paste forms. Add brandy, zest and oil, reserving 1 Tbsp of the oil. Stir until mixture is well combined. Season with salt and pepper and transfer to a serving dish.
Put tomato, gherkin, onion, olives and parsley in a large bowl. Drizzle with lime juice and reserved olive oil, tossing to combine. Serve fried fish with pistachio sauce and salad.