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This is the best fish finger butty in Britain - and here's how you can make yours even tastier

Mirror logo Mirror 17/02/2017 Joshua Taylor

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The maker of Britain's best fish finger sandwich has shared her secrets so you can make your butty taste even better.

Gabrielle Sander won top prize at the Fish Finger Sandwich Awards after being given 30 minutes to prepare and present her meal to a panel of cookery experts.

The website developer, from London, has been making her signature fish finger sandwich for around a year since stumbling across the ingredients by accident while trying to cook one evening with very little in the cupboard.

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Her award-winning recipe consists of Birds Eye fish fingers with mayonnaise, smoked paprika, capers, lime juice, wasabi and rocket in a farmhouse bap.

Gabrille said: "Sometimes if I don't have any mayo, I'll use avocado instead.

"I make this sandwich about once a week and it's quite a simple recipe. It doesn't need to be complicated to taste good.

"This is something anybody could make with the right ingedients. My advice to people is just to experiment.

"The worst case scenario is you don't like it and you make something else."

Gabrielle says all the necessary ingredients are available for a reasonable price in supermarkets.

The competition was judged by MasterChef host Gregg Wallace, Daily Telegraph food writer Xanthe Clay, Delicious magazine food editor Jennifer Bedloe, Food Urchin blogger Danny Kingston and Peter Lack, the head chef at Birds Eye - also known as 'The Codfather'.

Gabrielle won the public category at the Fish Finger Sandwich Awards.

The professional award was claimed by Chris Lanyon, from the Chapel Cafe in Cornwall.

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His recipe includes a fresh Cornish hake fillet coated in panko bread crumbs, sandwiched between locally made multi-seed bread and homemade tartare sauce.

Chris said: “We’re extremely excited to take home the title for the best fish finger sandwich.

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"We’ve worked hard over the years to perfect our take on the British classic, so it’s a great achievement for one of our favourite dishes to be recognised by Birds Eye and all the judges."

The winners will see their winning recipes featured on select Birds Eye fish finger packs throughout 2017.

Gabrielle has also won a year's supply of fish fingers and the Chapel Cafe’s freezers will be stocked with 24 food service packs of Birds Eye omega 3 fish fingers.


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