Beer-Battered Fish Tacos

This family-friendly meal is the perfect DIY dinner. Set out the various toppings in small bowls around the table and let everyone assemble their own taco. Toddlers probably don't need the beer batter so consider just marinating the fish in olive oil, lime juice, salt and cilantro for at least an hour before grilling.

Serves 4

This pairs beautifully with spicy coleslaw.

You’ll Need

  • Safflower or canola oil, for frying
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • ½ tsp chili powder
  • Kosher salt
  • ¼ tsp fresh ground pepper
  • 1 cup beer
  • 1 ½ lbs. white fish filets (cod, sole, haddock or halibut), cut into 2” strips
  • Tortillas, limes, cilantro, spicy coleslaw (recipe below)

Prep and Cook

  • Fill a large pot with at least 3 inches of oil and heat to 350°.
  • Meanwhile, combine the flour, chili powder, a pinch of salt, pepper and beer in a medium bowl and whisk to combine.
  • Dredge the fish pieces through the batter and carefully place in the hot oil. Fry for 3-5 minutes, turning frequently, until golden brown in colour. Transfer to a paper towel-lined plate to drain, and season with a touch of salt. Repeat with the remaining fish, cooking as many batches as necessary.
  • Serve fish with tortilla shells, lime wedges, fresh cilantro, sour cream and spicy coleslaw.


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