The first time I ever heard the word fish and taco together I was skeptical…Then I had one. Hellllooooo.
I like a slaw of some sort with it. To make these at home, make the slaw at least an hour before you need it.
Add mayo, milk, sugar, vinegar, lime juice, cumin, salt, and chipotles to a mini food processor or blender and pulse until combined.
Add dressing to a bowl.
Chop up some purple and green cabbage,
and slice up some red onion. Or are they purple? Who cares they’re pretty. I like the way I appropriately used the word, they’re.
Add cabbage, onion, and some cilantro to a bowl. Mix it up, cover with that pain the the ars plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least an hour. During this time, the dressing and the veggies will go and get married. If I had a jalapeño, I would have chopped one up and put it in there too.
Start heating oil to 350 degrees F.
Meanwhile, make the beer batter. Add flour, pale ale beer, baking powder, smoked paprika, salt, and garlic powder to a blender and pulse until combined.
I used Sam Adams Rebel IPA. I like Sam Adams.
Pour the batter into a bowl and set aside.
Pat fish dry with paper towels and cut into pieces.
In another bowl, add plain ‘ol flour.
Set up an assembly line of baking tray with cooling rack on one side of pot with oil, and on the other side of the pot place the bowl with the beer batter, flour, and then the tray with the fish.
When oil is ready, with one hand, coat fish with flour,
then with the other hand, dip fish into the batter, and let the excess drip off. Place carefully into the oil.
Fry 2-3 pieces at a time for 2-3 minutes until golden brown or until fish is cooked through. Place fish pieces on a cookie rack to drain. Season with salt.
Dice up some avocado and cut up some lime wedges. Both are a must here! Trust me. I’m a nurse. I know CPR. Never mind.
We always have to buy white corn and flour tortillas because my husband hates the texture of white corn because it reminds him of gravel and I think store bought flour tortillas taste like a stale kitchen towel. To each his own I suppose.
- 3/4 cup mayo
- 2/3 cup milk
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 1 tablespoon lime juice
- 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
- 2 chipotles in adobo
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
- 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
- 2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 head green cabbage, chopped
- 1/2 head purple cabbage, chopped
- 1/2 red onion, sliced into thin slices
- 1/2 cup cilantro leaves, chopped or whole
- In a blender or food processor, add mayo, milk, sugar, vinegar, lime juice, chipotles, cumin, garlic powder, and salt and blend/pulse until combined.
- Pour dressing into a large mixing bowl and add cabbages, onion, and cilantro.
- Cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour.
- This recipe is juicy because I like saucy coleslaw. Can add more purple or green cabbage if your preference is "a less wet slaw".
- 2.5-3# cod fish
- 4 cups all purpose flour
- 2 -12oz bottles of IPA beer
- 2 tablespoons baking powder
- 1 tablesppon garlic powder
- 1 tablespoon smoked paprika
- 1 tablespoon Kosher salt
- 1 quart vegetable oil
- Heat oil in a dutch oven or fryer to 350 degrees F.
- Meanwhile, add 2 cups of the flour, beer, baking powder, garlic powder, smoked paprika, and salt to a blender and blend on batter mode or until thoroughly combined.
- Pour batter into a bowl.
- Add the remaining 2 cups of flour to another bowl.
- Pat fish completely dry with paper towels and cut into strips.
- Set up an assembly line of: baking sheet with grid cooler thingy on one side of the frying pot, and on the other side, place tray of fish, flour, and then batter closest to the pot.
- Coat and fry 2-3 pieces of fish at a time.
- Place fish in flour, shake of excess, dip in batter, let excess drip off, and then carefully place in oil.
- Use one hand for the flour, and the other hand for the batter.
- Cook fish until batter is golden brown and fish is cooked through, about 2-3 minutes.
- Cooking time will depend on size of fish pieces.
- Remove from oil and season with salt right away. It is extremely helpful to have someone remove fish from oil onto tray because your hands will be a mess!