beer-battered fish

Beer-Battered Fish Tacos recipe


  • 1 lb white fish fillets (such as cod or tilapia), cut into strips
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 cup beer (preferably a light lager or ale)
  • Vegetable oil, for frying
  • 8 small flour or corn tortillas
  • 2 cups shredded cabbage or coleslaw mix
  • 1 avocado, sliced
  • Lime wedges, for serving
  • Fresh cilantro, for garnish
  • Optional toppings: salsa, sour cream, hot sauce


  1. Prepare the Fish:
    • Pat the fish fillets dry with paper towels.
    • In a shallow dish, combine the flour, baking powder, salt, pepper, and paprika.
    • Gradually whisk in the beer until you have a smooth batter.
    • Dip each fish strip into the batter, coating it completely.
  2. Fry the Fish:
    • In a large skillet, heat about 1 inch of vegetable oil over medium-high heat until hot but not smoking.
    • Working in batches, carefully place the battered fish strips into the hot oil, making sure not to overcrowd the skillet.
    • Fry the fish for 2-3 minutes per side, or until golden brown and crispy.
    • Transfer the cooked fish to a paper towel-lined plate to drain excess oil. Repeat with the remaining fish strips.
  3. Warm the Tortillas:
    • Heat the tortillas in a dry skillet or directly over a gas flame until warmed through and slightly charred, about 30 seconds per side. Alternatively, you can wrap them in damp paper towels and microwave them for a few seconds.
  4. Assemble the Tacos:
    • Fill each tortilla with some shredded cabbage or coleslaw mix.
    • Top with a few pieces of beer-battered fish and slices of avocado.
    • Squeeze fresh lime juice over the tacos and garnish with fresh cilantro.
    • Serve the tacos with lime wedges and your favorite toppings such as salsa, sour cream, or hot sauce on the side.
  5. Enjoy:
    • Serve the beer-battered fish tacos immediately while still warm and crispy. Enjoy the delicious flavors and textures!

These beer-battered fish tacos are perfect for a casual meal or entertaining guests. They’re crispy, flavorful, and sure to be a hit with anyone who loves good food and a cold beer.

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