Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Beer-Battered Fish Tacos

Is there any food that screams summer more than fish tacos? This coming weekend marks the unofficial start of summer and I couldn't be more excited. I've decided to host a Memorial Day party and while I'm a little nervous about everything running smoothly, I'm super excited to celebrate the holiday and enjoy time with friends. 

I discovered this recipe about a year ago and it is the perfect summer staple meal.

Beer-Battered Fish Tacos
Yield: 4 tacos
Prep Time: about 10 minutes


3 Tablespoons all-purpose flour
1/8 teaspoon ground cumin
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1/3 cup beer (may be substituted with milk)
8 oz. tilapia fillet or other white fish, cut crosswise into 1-inch wide strips
Vegetable oil
Corn tortillas
1-2 tomatoes, diced
1 avocado, sliced
sour cream
paprika or other seasoning 


Combine flour, salt, cumin, and cayenne pepper in a medium bowl. Whisk in beer to create a batter. 

Heat oil in a large non-stick skillet over medium-high heat. Coat tilapia pieces in the batter and, letting the excess batter drip into the bowl, add fish to the pan. Cook until crispy and golden, about 2-4 minutes per side.

Serve with tortillas, tomatoes, avocados, sour cream, and season with paprika or your favorite seasoning


Jenna said...

There is nothing better than good old fashioned fish tacos... and I can get all these ingredients in SA! I'm going to make them this weekend and my boyfriend is going to love me :)


Ana Degenaar said...

Gosh! I'm so hungry now. My fave taco!

ChinkyGirLMeL said...

omg omg...yummmmm!

ChinkyGirLMeL said...

p.s. I hope you don't mind if I pin this on my board on Pinterest. I wanna try your recipe! =)

Catherine said...

@ChinkyGirLMeL of course not! Pin away!

dreaming en francais said...

Um, those look/sound AMAZING. Will have to make some of my own this summer! xo

Christina said...

yummmmm love fish tacos!!! looks so good!

Holly said...

i love these tacos!! but i've never tried to make them on my own before. it actually sounds pretty easy too!

thanks so much for stopping by my blog, and following. i`m checking yours out right now, and i can`t wait to try some recipes!

Eloquent English said...

YUM! def pinning this!

Natasha said...

These tacos looks really good and the recipe seems pretty easy. Thanks for posting this and good luck with your party this weekend!

Andi of My Beautiful Adventures said...

Super de duper yum!

Emma said...

These look tasty! I've never had a fish taco before, I think I will need to try these, recipe looks simple which is a bonus! Good luck with your party this weekend :) xx

Jen @ Yummy-Healthy-Easy said...

Catherine!!! These look amazing! I really have to make these! YUMMM! Your blog is amazing! We need to get together soon!

Allie said...

its 930am and all i want are these tacos