Aside from making fish ball and fish burger, fish nugget is another value added product and a good business idea to learn in food processing business to make an added income for the family. Below is the fish nugget recipe.

fish nugget

Ingredients in making fish nuggets

3/4 Kg of Fish meat
1 cup of shrimp meat
1/2 tsp. nutmeg
1 1/2 cup cold water
3/4 cups of wheat flour
10 tbsp. of chopped onion
2 tsp. of chopped garlic
1 1/2 cup of breadcrumbs
2 tbsp. of vegetable oil
1 tbsp. of iodized salt
1 tbsp. of white sugar
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
Batter mix



Grind fish meat in the silent cutter. Add salt, onions, and the chopped garlic. Continue grinding.

Add the rest of the ingredients: nutmeg, white sugar, and cinnamon, wheat flour. Grind thoroughly while gradually adding water. Water is used to loosen the mix. Add the vegetable oil. Lastly, add the shrimp meat. Grind until homogenized mixture is attained.


Mold mixture in a rectangular shape. You can used a customized rectangular molder.

Dip nuggets in a commercially prepared batter mix. The ratio should be 1:1 batter mix and cold water.

Roll in breadcrumbs.


Put in polyethylene bags and seal.


Deep fry until golden brown then serve with your choice of sauce.

How to Make Homemade Batter Mix for Fish Nuggets from


1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 cup cornstarch
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup water
1 tablespoon water
1 tablespoon egg, beaten
1 tablespoon vegetable oil


1. In a mixing bowl, combine the flour, cornstarch, and baking powder, and salt.
2. In a separate mixing bowl, combine 1/2 cup plus 1 T. water, 1 T. beaten egg, and oil.
3. Add wet ingredients to dry and combine until mixed.

Source: Agribusiness How it Works – Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources