Beer-battered Fish Tacos with Baja Sauce

Ingredients

  • 1 pound firm white fish fillet, cut into 1 1/2-inch pieces
  • 1 (12-ounce) bottle Mexican beer
  • 1 tablespoon Mexican seasoning*
  • Vegetable oil
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 cup Mexican beer
  • 1/2 teaspoon hot sauce
  • 12 fresh corn tortillas, warmed
  • 1 lime, cut into wedges
  • 3/4 cup shredded queso blanco or Monterey Jack cheese
  • 3 cups shredded green cabbage
  • 1/2 red onion, cut into strips (about 1/2 cup)

How to Make It

Step 1

Place fish in a large heavy-duty zip-top plastic bag. Combine 12 ounces beer and Mexican seasoning in a bowl, stirring well. Pour beer mixture over fish; seal. Chill 2 to 3 hours.

Step 2

Pour oil to depth of 1 1/2 inches into a deep skillet or Dutch oven; heat to 360°.

Step 3

Combine flour and next 3 ingredients in a medium bowl. Whisk in 1 cup beer and hot sauce. Drain fish, discarding marinade. Coat fish in batter.

Step 4

Cook fish in batches about 4 minutes or until done. Drain on paper towels.

Step 5

Place 2 to 3 pieces of fish on each tortilla. Squeeze lime wedges over fish; top with remaining ingredients. Serve immediately.

Baja Sauce Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 teaspoons Mexican seasoning*
  • 1 small jalapeño pepper, seeded and diced
  • 1/4 cup fresh lime juice
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro

How to Make It

Step 1

Combine all ingredients; stir well.

Step 2

*We tested with Via Nueva Pico de Gallo seasoning.

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