British Airways chefs have been tasked with perfecting the traditional fish supper for their passengers and after months in development the airline is testing fish and chips on some of its short-haul flights this week.
Passenger on flights from Heathrow to Athens, Larnaca, Istanbul, Sofia, St Petersburg and Kiev can look forward to a traditional British meal! The British Airways catering team has developed this food with the help of food innovation specialists, Green Gourmet.
The friday family favourite includes a sustainable cod fillet coated with a light, crispy batter, served with a portion of award-winning chunky fries. If it gets the seal of approval from its cloud based critics then this new dish will be rolled out over the summer holidays,
Sinead Ferguson, menu development manager at British Airways, said: “What better meal to see on board a summer flight than the traditional British fish supper? We know our customers love comfort food and expect it to be done well when they fly with us. Naturally we went for sustainable cod and we’ve worked hard with Green Gourmet to make the perfect chip, which in the past has been a challenge to produce at 35,000 feet.”
“We think our secret recipe delivers just the right crunch and hopefully our customers will agree. If so, we plan to roll out the fish supper on our longest short-haul flights this summer.”
The meal is served in an environmentally friendly box, designed to ensure the meal is cooked to perfection in the airline’s aircraft ovens.
And as fish and chips wouldn’t be quite right without the right condiments, the meal will be served with vinegar, ketchup and tartare sauce.
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