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Beer Battered Fish Tacos

Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time50 mins
Servings: 6 -8


Beer Batter:

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 teaspoon Old Bay Seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup beer


  • 1/2 cup sour cream or crema mexicana
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 lime  juiced
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried dill weed
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon capers minced
  • 1 jalapeño seeded and minced
  • 1 tablespoon fresh cilantro chopped


  • 1 quart oil for frying
  • 1 pound cod fillets cut into 2 to 3 ounce portions
  • 1 package corn tortillas
  • 1/4 cup cilantro chopped
  • 1/4 cup red onions  finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup green onions chopped
  • 1/2 medium head cabbage finely shredded
  • 1 avocado pitted and diced


  • To make beer batter: In a large bowl, combine flour, cornstarch, baking powder, Old Bay seasoning, salt and pepper.
  • Blend egg and beer, then quickly stir into the flour mixture. Let sit while you prepare the sauce and oil for frying.
  • To make sauce: In a large bowl stir together the sour cream and mayonnaise until creamy and blended.
  • Add in half of the lime juice (you want a consistency of salad dressing. If you need to add more you can or if its to thin, add in more sour cream).
  • Add in spices, capers, jalapeno, and cilantro. Cover with foil and refrigerate until fish and condiments are ready.
  • To make the tacos: Pour oil into a large dutch oven and heat to 375 degrees F. Once your oil is hot, dust fish pieces light with flour, then dip into beer batter.
  • Fry until crisp and golden brown, about 2-3 mins on each side, a total of 6 mins.
  • Drain on paper towels and lay on a wire rack until all fish is done.
  • Warm up your tortillas in the microwave or on stove.
  • Place a piece of fish in a tortilla and top with condiments and sauce.
  • Serve immediately and enjoy!