Beer Battered Fish Tacos

    45 minutes

    An easy weekend meal with friends, or a quick week night meal for the family. Vary the type of salad added, and make the recipe yours.

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    Serves: 10 

    • 1 cup (250ml) dark beer
    • 1 cup (125g) plain flour
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt
    • 680g white fish fillets, cut into 10 strips
    • 4 cups (1 litre) vegetable oil for frying
    • 20 tortillas
    • 5 cups (350g) grated cabbage
    • 1 cup (250ml) mayonnaise
    • 1/4 cup (60ml) salsa
    • 1 lime, cut into wedges

    Preparation:30min  ›  Cook:15min  ›  Ready in:45min 

    1. In a shallow bowl, whisk together beer, flour and salt.
    2. Rinse fish and pat dry.
    3. In a large saucepan, heat 3cm oil to 170 degrees C. Using a fork, coat fish pieces in batter. Slide coated fish into hot oil in batches; adjust heat to maintain oil temperature. Fry until golden, about 2 minutes. Lift out with a slotted spoon and drain briefly on paper towels; keep warm. Repeat to fry remaining fish.
    4. On the centre of a tortilla, place a piece of fish and cabbage. Garnish with mayonnaise, lime wedges and salsa.

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    This recipe was wonderful after I added seasoning salt, pepper, and garlic powder to the batter. I did not serve it with a salsa but rather a mix of chopped tomatoes, cilantro and onion (no juices) and made a sauce of mayo, lime juice, fresh crushed garlic, diced jalapeno, and chili powder. The sauce and that bit of flavor punch makes all the difference. Add some shredded jack cheese to the tacos too!  -  15 Dec 2005  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    I had a hankering for a fish taco and found this recipe. I thought it was great - only thing I would add is that it lacked "zip" so I think the next time I make it I will add some spice...  -  10 Jan 2002  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    I have used this recipe many times since finding it here. You have to adjust spices to your liking, but the easiest part is remembering that beer to flour ratio is about equal parts. Dry your fish with paper towels and dredge in flour first before the batter.. fries up very nicely! I make a tarter sauce with mayo, pickle relish (sweet), lemon or lime juice, cayenne pepper & cumin. This is awesome!! I've been on a fish kick since finding it.. I'm ready for some more soon. Cod or Haddock are great..  -  04 Sep 2010  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)