Enterprising chef Sue Pearson who owns and runs the fish and chip shop Fish, is hooked on the bounty of Kangaroo Island.

Story By Therese Hall

Arriving on Kangaroo Island by car ferry, visitors could be forgiven for failing to notice a tiny fish-and-chip shop on the Penneshaw esplanade. From the outside, this unassuming bolthole, simply called Fish, gives little indication of the fare within. Only the long queue out the front hints at something special.
Behind the counter, one of the island’s foremost chefs, Sue Pearson, toils over a vat of hot oil. Formerly a chef at London’s upmarket Ivy Restaurant, Sue has transformed the culinary landscape on this producer’s paradise, starting with the humble ‘chippy’. “When I arrived here 12 years ago there wasn’t a chef on the island – or a fish and chips shop,” Sue says. “Now everybody’s passionate about food.”

This story excerpt is from Issue #92

Outback Magazine: Dec/Jan 2014