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Beer Battered Fish Tacos with Cilantro Sauce

Beer Battered Fish Tacos with Cilantro Sauce – This dish celebrates taco Tuesday and the fresh seafood of the Gulf of Mexico.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Mexican
Servings: 4 persons

Ingredients

Fish Tacos:

  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • zest of ½ lime
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • ½ teaspoon chili powder
  • ½ teaspoon cayenne
  • juice of ½ lime
  • 1 cup beer cold
  • oil enough to cover fish 1 ½ inches of frying
  • 1 lbs. fish fillets grouper, cod, mahi mahi
  • to taste salt
  • to taste black pepper
  • to taste chili powder
  • to taste cayenne
  • 12 street style tacos
  • ½ head red cabbage shaved
  • 1 jalapeno sliced
  • 12 cilantro stems

Cilantro Sauce:

  • 1 tablespoon hot sauce
  • zest of ½ lime
  • juice of ½ lime
  • 2 garlic cloves crushed
  • ½ bunch cilantro
  • pinch salt
  • ¾ cup mayonnaise

Instructions

  • In a bowl mix flour, baking powder, lime zest, salt, black pepper, chili powder, cayenne, lime juice and beer together.
  • Heat oil in a skillet to 360 F˚.
  • Season fish evenly with salt, pepper, chili powder and cayenne. Cut into 3 inch strips. Dredge strips 3 at a time. Then fry.
  • Fry fish for 4 minutes turning occasionally until evenly golden brown.
  • For cilantro sauce place all ingredients in a food processor and blitz for 30 seconds to 1 minute.
  • Assemble taco, fish, cabbage, sauce, jalapeno slices and cilantro.