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Beer-Battered Fish Tacos

Type: Fish
Courses: Main Course
Serves: 4 people

Recipe Ingredients

8   Corn tortillas - (6" dia)
1 1/2 cups 93g / 3.3ozAll-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon 2.5mlSalt
1/4 teaspoon 1.3mlFreshly-ground black pepper
1 cup 237mlBeer - (to 1 1/4)
3 cups 711mlVegetable oil
1 1/2 lbs 681g / 24ozWhite fish fillets - cut 1"-wide strips
1/4 cup 59mlSour cream
1/4 cup 59mlMayonnaise
1 cup 62g / 2.2ozTomato salsa
2 cups 474mlShredded cabbage
1 cup 237mlGuacamole - (optional)
1/4 lb 113g / 4ozGrated or shredded Cheddar cheese - (optional)
1   Lime - cut into eighths

Recipe Instructions

In a medium bowl, combine 1 cup of flour, salt, and pepper. Whisk in beer to form a smooth batter.

In a medium saucepan, heat oil, at least 1-inch deep, to 375 degrees. Dust fish with remaining flour, and dip each piece into the batter, coating completely. Fry fish in batches for 3 to 5 minutes, or until golden. Drain on paper towels.

Warm tortillas, wrapped in paper towels, in microwave on high for 15 to 30 seconds.

Combine sour cream and mayonnaise and spread 1 tablespoon on each tortilla. Top each with salsa, 1/4 cup shredded cabbage, fish, guacamole, Cheddar cheese, and squeeze of lime.

This recipe yields 4 servings.

Cookbook Digest, Sep/Oct, 1999


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