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Beer Battered Fish Tacos Recipe

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Beer Battered Fish Tacos Recipe

Beer Battered Fish Tacos Recipe

When I think of beer battered fish tacos, it takes me back to Ensenada, Mexico. Ensenada is a coastal town just two hours south of the Tijuana border and the market there is lined with fish taco vendors all claiming to serve the best fish tacos. I have never had a bad taco there, plus everything is extremely fresh.

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This recipe was given to me by my cousin who is a Baja California native – she knows her fish tacos.

Whenever Lent comes around we get together on a Friday for her to make her famous fish tacos. I now make them for my kids who love beer battered fish tacos on Lent Fridays.

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I start by prepping the batter, only four ingredients, flour, garlic salt, pepper and cheap beer. My cousin swears by the cheap beer, since she says it has more yeast. She recommends Bud Light, but any beer will work.

Mix three ingredients until batter is consistency of pancake batter. Do not over mix because you will lose the carbonation from beer.

Now onto the fish, we always use Tilapia since it has a milder fish taste. The kids seems to like it as well, but feel free to use halibut, mahi mahi, snapper, cod, bass or cat fish. Cut fish fillets into long strips and place into batter.

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Prep the toppings, dressing and salsa before frying the fish. This way, the tacos can be served warm and crisp from frying.

Chop up tomatoes, onion, cilantro, cucumber and cabbage. My cousin also recommends making a quick salsa “Bandera” or more commonly known as Pico de Gallo Salsa which has tomatoes, onion, cilantro, Serrano pepper, lime juice and salt.

Make sure you have enough limes or lemons for tacos. If you have avocados, you can also try making an avocado salsa.

Tomatoes, Onion, Cilantro, Cucumber, Cabbage, and Lemon
Pico de Gallo Salsa
Fish Taco Toppings

The dressing is only two ingredients, which you probably have in refrigerator: ketchup and mayonnaise.

This simple dressing goes perfect with the savory taco and completes it. Just make it and trust that it will all work out in the final product.

Ketchup and Mayo
Dressing

I use canola oil for frying, but any high burning point oil will work. Make sure the oil covers at least half of fish strips.

The oil should be hot enough that by dropping a few drops of batter in it will sizzle and bubble up right away.

Fry four fish strips at a time and cook for two minutes on each side. Place fried fish on plate with paper towel to drain excess oil.

Now to assemble the tacos: I like to char my tortillas since it gives it a great added flavor.

To char, just cook tortillas over open flame on stove. Place a spoonful of dressing on tortilla and spread. Then place one fish strip and top with cabbage, onion, tomatoes, cilantro, cucumber and a squeeze of lemon.

If you made Pico de Gallo or a spicy salsa then go ahead and drizzle that over the taco. I also like to drizzle extra dressing sauce on top.

These fish tacos are perfect for meatless Fridays or just a summer dinner with a cold beer.

FYI: you can freeze the fish in beer batter to fry up later. I hope your family enjoys these fish tacos as much as mine does.

Beer Battered Fish Tacos Recipe

Ingredients

Batter

  • 2 cups All Purpose Flour
  • 1 12oz Beer
  • 1 tbsp. Garlic Salt
  • 1/2 tsp. pepper

Fish Fry

  • 4 Tilapia Fillets or other flaky fish fillets
  • Canola Oil

Dressing

  • 1/2 cup Mayonaisse
  • 3 tbsp. Ketchup

Taco Prep:

  • Tortillas
  • Cabbage
  • Tomatoes
  • Onion
  • Cucumber
  • Cilantro
  • Lime/Lemons
  • Optional: Pico de Gallo Salsa or Salsa of choice

Directions

  1. In bowl, place flour, garlic salt, pepper and beer. Mix batter until well incorporated but do not over mix.
  2. Cut fish fillets into four equal strips. Then place into batter.
  3. Heat up oil on medium high in a large skillet. Test oil temperature by dropping batter into oil. If if sizzles and bubbles then it’s ready.
  4. Place fish strips in oil making sure not to crowd them. Fry for two minutes then flip and fry for another two minutes.
  5. Take out fish and put on plate with paper towel on it.
  6. To make dressing put mayo and ketchup in small bowl and mix.
  7. Chop tomatoes, onion, cilantro, cucumber and cabbage. Then limes/lemons into wedges.
  8. Char tortillas over open flame or heat up on a skillet.
  9. To serve tacos, place a dollop of dressing and spread on tortilla. Then place a piece of fried fish in center and top with cabbage, tomatoes, onion, cucumber, cilantro and a squeeze of lime. Drizzle more dressing on top if desired.
  10. Add Pico de Gallo or salsa of choice for added flavor and kick.

Beer battered fish tacos

easy beer battered fish tacos recipe - livingmividaloca.com

This recipe was given to me by my cousin who is a Baja California native where beer battered fish tacos are revered by all.

Ingredients

  • FOR THE BATTER
  • - 2 cups All Purpose Flour
  • - 1 12oz Beer
  • - 1 tbsp. Garlic Salt
  • - 1/2 tsp. pepper
  • FOR THE FISH FRY
  • - 4 Tilapia Fillets or other flaky fish fillets
  • - Canola Oil
  • FOR THE DRESSING
  • - 1/2 cup Mayonaisse
  • - 3 tbsp. Ketchup
  • TACO PREP
  • - Tortillas
  • - Cabbage
  • - Tomatoes
  • - Onion
  • - Cucumber
  • - Cilantro
  • - Lime/Lemons
  • - Optional: Pico de Gallo Salsa or Salsa of choice

Instructions

    1. In bowl, place flour, garlic salt, pepper and beer. Mix batter until well incorporated but do not over mix.
    2. Cut fish fillets into four equal strips. Then place into batter.
    3. Heat up oil on medium high in a large skillet. Test oil temperature by dropping batter into oil. If if sizzles and bubbles then it’s ready.
    4. Place fish strips in oil making sure not to crowd them. Fry for two minutes then flip and fry for another two minutes.
    5. Take out fish and put on plate with paper towel on it.
    6. To make dressing put mayo and ketchup in small bowl and mix.
    7. Chop tomatoes, onion, cilantro, cucumber and cabbage. Then limes/lemons into wedges.
    8. Char tortillas over open flame or heat up on a skillet.
    9. To serve tacos, place a dollop of dressing and spread on tortilla. Then place a piece of fried fish in center and top with cabbage, tomatoes, onion, cucumber, cilantro and a squeeze of lime. Drizzle more dressing on top if desired.A
    10. dd Pico de Gallo or salsa of choice for added flavor and kick.

Notes

You can freeze the fish in beer batter to fry up later.

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