Today is April 3rd, and it's officially ~ Fish Fingers & Custard Day! I never thought I would be writing about those two items, at least not in the the same sentence...but, here I am. Maybe you've eaten them yourself, maybe even at the same time. Chances are, if you have, then you too, are a Whovian and a true fan of the BBC TV show 'Doctor Who', just like us. :)
A bit of back story: Last year, J & I discovered the BBC TV show ~ Doctor Who. We were utterly charmed by the actor Matt Smith, who took over the controls of the TARDIS & became the 11th regeneration of Doctor Who. As J says, 'It's brilliant!' (he's picked up that phrase from his English dad) This, coming from a 8 year old, is high praise indeed. If you've never seen Doctor Who, (or even if you have) check out this foodie inspired clip from the episode ~ The Eleventh Hour. This is when the meal ~ Fish Fingers & Custard ~ was invented. It's one of the funniest food scenes I've ever seen...
I've cooked this unusual food duo and it makes for a surprisingly good meal. Over here in the US, to us Yanks, Fish Fingers = Fish Sticks. Custard = Pudding, and to me, the custard/pudding becomes a mellow stand-in for tarter sauce...and it really works together!
Since we're on this side of the pond... (ahh...Pond. Oh, Amy & Rory ~ we MISS YOU!), you could serve it with a traditional English custard mix like ~ Bird's Custard (I happen to keep a container in my pantry, for occasions when I want an English custard), OR you could just use good ol' Jello Brand 'Cook & Serve' Custard, OR just use a vanilla or tapioca pudding cup ~ they would all be good! So, if you're looking for an unusual, out-of-this-world (or universe) meal, then give it a go. We enthusiastically give it two-thumbs up, and as you can see from the video clip ~ it's Doctor Who approved! teehee :)