Brazil chef gives World Cup a fishy English twist
The Brazilian version of a British classic meal has the seal of approval from England boss Roy Hodgson.
A Brazilian chef who became enchanted with Britain’s most famous dish while visiting Aberdeen is poised to sell Amazonian fish and chips at the England v Italy World Cup match in Manaus this June.
Mario Valle said he would make the UK favorite using tambaqui, a large fish found in the River Amazon and famous for its meaty ribs.
He grills the fish and then fries it in sparkling water.
The exotic version of a British classic has the seal of approval from England boss Roy Hodgson, who ate some on a recent scouting trip to the region.
“He said it reminded him of the fish and chips he eats in Croydon (in London),” Valle said in a telephone interview. “The only difference is he usually takes his with vinegar.”