Beer battered, fried fish tacos served with all the fixings. The fish of choice is cod, but haddock is also a good bet.

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Ingredients

10
Original recipe yields 10 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In a shallow bowl, whisk together beer, flour, and salt.

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  • Rinse fish, and pat dry. Cut into 10 equal pieces.

  • In a large saucepan, heat 1 inch oil to 360 degrees F (168 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.

  • Stack 2 tortillas. Place a piece of fish and 1/2 cup cabbage in the center of the tortillas. Garnish with mayonnaise, lime wedges and salsa

Editor's Note

We have determined the nutritional value of oil for frying based on a retention value of 10% after cooking. The exact amount may vary depending on cook time and temperature, ingredient density, and the specific type of oil used.

Nutrition Facts

471.6 calories; 17 g protein; 37.5 g carbohydrates; 33 mg cholesterol; 353.1 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
01/07/2006
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! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
01/09/2004
Fish was okay but I agree with the lack of zip part. Read More
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60 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 28
  • 4 star values: 22
  • 3 star values: 4
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 5
Rating: 5 stars
01/07/2006
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! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/10/2004
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... Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/07/2010
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.. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/09/2004
This is delicious! Having moved from just NORTH of the border to the midwest I have a craving for fish tacos regularly. This recipe is exactly like they are made in so cal. It does lack zip but so do the authentic ones from Mexico! The beauty of not putting the spices in the batter is to ADD spice to each individual's liking AFTER. Great recipe - thanks for sharing! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/24/2008
I made this the other night and wonderful doesn't even describe how good these where! I used Bud Light for the beer because thats what I had on hand. I also used tilapia fish. Instead of just mayo for the white sauce I mixed equal parts of sour cream and mayo and a dash of cumin and about a tsp of lime juice. I also made my own tomitillo salsa and pico de gallo. These were better then the tacos you can buy out. Thanks for the recipe! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/10/2004
Great recipe--the beer batter is delicious. It was a very different taste but we really enjoyed it with spicy salsa. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/16/2011
I used tilapia fillets for my fish tacos. I didn't have any dark beer on hand so I used lite beer. Also I dressed my cabbage up a bit with mayo lime and some chopped onion. The fish fillets came out nice and crispy. Next time I might add cayenne pepper to the batter for the adults that like it spicy. Thanks for sharing! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/29/2009
I used tilapia to make my fish tacos and they were delicious. I made my own simple tartar sauce (mayo relish lemon juice) and added chili powder to the mixture. I also sprinkled a bit of Rose's lime juice on each taco which ended up being a great addition. Definitely try it! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/25/2011
these are super easy to make and very very good. i make them quite often and even used the batter for shrimp tacos as well. it was a hit at my house. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
01/09/2004
Fish was okay but I agree with the lack of zip part. Read More
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