Beer Battered Fish Tacos

MelissaFishing, Recipes

Fish Tacos

There is nothing like ending a long day of fishing with some beach-side, homemade fish tacos from the day’s bounty. This recipe is, hands down, our favorite fish taco recipe to date. 

Beer Battered Fish Tacos

Serves: 6      Cooking Time: 30 min

  • 2 lb White Fish (small mouth bass, tilapia, cod, bluegill, mahi-mahi, etc.)
  • Vegetable oil (roughly 12 fl. oz. depending on your pan size)
  • 3/4 c. Flour
  • 1/4 c. Corn starch
  • 1 tbsp. Paprika
  • 1 tbsp. Cumin
  • 2 tsp. Cayenne Pepper
  • 2 tsp. Garlic powder
  • 1 tsp. Baking Powder
  • 1 tsp. Onion Powder
  • 1 tsp. Seasoned salt
  • 1 tsp. Pepper
  • 1 c. Beer
  • 1 Egg
Radish Slaw:
  • 1 bunch radishes
  • 4 tbsp. Lime juice
  • 1 tsp. Salt
  • 1 tsp. Pepper
Taco Ingredients Ideas:
  • Corn tortillas
  • Sour cream
  • Cheese
  • Cilantro Lime Dip (recipe in blog here)
  • Pico de gallo
  • Baja Sauce
  • Radish Slaw
  • Shredded cabbage
  • Chiltepín Sauce
Radish Slaw:
  1. Cut green tops and the root bottom of radishes off.
  2. Shred radishes using the larger side of a cheese grater.
  3. Mix with lime, salt, and pepper.
Fried Fish:
  1. Clean and cut fish into 4” long x 1” wide strips
  2. Mix all dry batter ingredients together
  3. Using a whisk, mix beer and egg into dry ingredients until all lumps are gone
  4. Add fish into batter
  5. Place oil in a cast iron, 2” deep and heat over medium heat
  6. Test your oil temperature by dropping a small amount of batter into oil. It should sizzle immediately but not splatter (350°-375°).
  7. Place 1 layer of fish into hot oil, cook until the bottom side looks crispy and golden (3-4 min)
  8. Flip and cook bottom side until crispy and golden
  9. Remove and place on plate lined with a paper towel to absorb excess oil
  10. Repeat until all fish is cooked
  1. Heat tortillas; we prefer to heat them over the burner flame on our stove, but have many friends who prefer the give their tortillas a quick fry in the oil
  2. Place fish in tortilla, load up with all of your favorite toppings, and enjoy!

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