Baja Fried-Fish Tacos

Baja Fried-Fish Tacos

1 cup dark beer
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon salt
1-1/2 pounds boned, skinned firm, white-fleshed fish such as Pacific cod or tilapia
Vegetable oil
12 to 16 corn tortillas, warmed
Cabbage and Cilantro Slaw*
Chipotle Tartar Sauce*
Lime wedges

Cabbage and Cilantro Slaw*

In a large bowl, mix 1 1/2 quarts finely shredded cabbage (about 10 oz.), 1/3 cup chopped fresh cilantro, 3 tablespoons lime juice, 2 tablespoons vegetable oil, 1/4 teaspoon hot chile flakes, and salt to taste.

Yield Makes 4 1/4 cups

Chipotle Tartar Sauce*

Rinse 2 tablespoons canned chipotle chiles and discard seeds and veins.

In a blender, whirl the chiles with 1 cup mayonnaise, 1/4 cup sweet pickle relish, and 1/4 cup chopped onion until smooth.

Yield Makes 1 1/3 cups

  1. In a bowl, whisk beer, flour, and salt until well blended. 2. Rinse fish
    and pat dry; cut crosswise into 1-inch-wide strips.

  2. Pour about 1 inch of oil into a 10- to 12-inch nonstick frying pan (with
    at least 2-in.-tall sides) over medium-high heat; bring oil to 360°. With a
    fork, dip each piece of fish into beer batter; lift out and let drain
    briefly. Slide fish into oil, a few pieces at a time, and cook until golden
    (adjust heat to maintain 360°), turning if necessary to brown on all sides,
    2 to 4 minutes per batch. With a slotted spoon, transfer to a paper
    towel-lined baking sheet. Keep warm in a 200° oven while you fry remaining
    fish.

  3. To assemble each taco, stack two tortillas and top with a couple of
    pieces of fish, then a spoonful of cabbage and cilantro slaw. Serve with the
    chipotle tartar sauce to add to taste and lime wedges to squeeze over the
    top.

Yield Makes 6 to 8 tacos

This sounds great. Thanks, I will try this one for sure.

I hope you enjoy it!

Fish tacos are awesome, I’m due to make some again soon. Nice recipe.