crispy fish tacos

Crispy Fried Fish Tacos

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Crispy Fried Fish Tacos

A few weeks ago when I made Gaby’s Fried Avocado Tacos, I kinda fell in love.

So I had to make tacos again.

Crispy Fried Fish Tacos

This time I decided to go with crispy fried halibut tacos.

Ooooooooohhhhhhhmmmmmmmaaaaagggaaaawwwd.

Light, crispy, not at all greasy, but totally lip smacking good.

Crispy Fried Fish Tacos

Tender, perfectly cooked and flaking apart halibut in that majorly light and crunchy spiced beer batter.

Crispy Fried Fish Tacos

Then I pile it into a soft corn tortilla with Sweet and Spicy Pickled Red onions and Jalapeno’s, cool and creamy Lime Cilantro Crema, Salsa Verde and shredded red cabbage.

Crispy Fried Fish Tacos

Ummmmm. Amazing. Please oh please fry up a batch of these this weekend for Cinco de Mayo- it will be sooooo worth it!!

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For the Beer Batter:
In a large bowl, mix together the flour, beer, salt, powder and cayenne and whisk until well combined. Cover with plastic wrap and leave sitting on the counter for at least an hour and up to two.

Bring the oil up to 375 degrees over medium heat.

Salt and pepper the fish.

Combine the flour and salt in a shallow dish. Dredge the fish in the flour and shake off the extra flour.

For the Beer Batter:
In a large bowl, mix together the flour, beer, salt, powder and cayenne and whisk until well combined. Cover with plastic wrap and leave sitting on the counter for at least an hour and up to two.

Bring the oil up to 375 degrees over medium heat.

Cut the Halibut into 6 strips and Salt and pepper the fish.

Crispy Fried Fish Tacos

Combine the flour and salt in a shallow dish. Dredge the fish in the flour and shake off the extra flour.

Crispy Fried Fish Tacos

Coat the fish in the beer batter and gently lower into the hot oil a few pieces at a time, taking care not to let the oil temperature drop (you will have to increase the heat until the temp regulates)

Crispy Fried Fish Tacos

Fry the fish, gently flipping as needed until golden brown and crispy about 4-5 minutes.

Crispy Fried Fish Tacos

Briefly drain on a paper towel and serve immediately. (I kept mine warm in a 250 degree oven while I finished frying the rest.) Serve with all of the condiments

Crispy Fried Fish Tacos

Recipe: Crispy Fried Fish Tacos

Ingredients

  • Beer Batter:
  • -1 cup AP flour
  • -1 ½ cups pale beer
  • -1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • -½ teaspoon onion powder
  • -¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • -Kosher salt and black pepper
  • -1.5 lbs fresh halibut cut into strips
  • -½ cup AP flour
  • -½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • -2 cups vegetable oil for frying
  • Serve With:
  • -Corn Tortillas
  • -Sweet ad Spicy Pickled Red onions and Jalapeno’s
  • -Lime Cilantro Crema
  • -Shredded cabbage
  • -Salsa Verde

Instructions

  1. For the Beer Batter:
  2. 1. In a large bowl, mix together the flour, beer, salt, powder and cayenne and whisk until well combined. Cover with plastic wrap and leave sitting on the counter for at least an hour and up to two.
  3. 2. Bring the oil up to 375 degrees over medium heat.
  4. 3. Salt and pepper the fish.
  5. 4. Combine the flour and salt in a shallow dish. Dredge the fish in the flour and shake off the extra flour.
  6. 5. Coat the fish in the beer batter and gently lower into the hot oil a few pieces at a time, taking care not to let the oil temperature drop (you will have to increase the heat until the temp regulates)
  7. 6. Fry the fish, gently flipping as needed until golden brown and crispy about 4-5 minutes.
  8. 7. Briefly drain on a paper towel and serve immediately. (I kept mine warm in a 250 degree oven while I finished frying the rest.)
  9. 8. Serve with all of the condiments

Preparation time: 1 hour(s)

Cooking time: 10 minute(s)

Number of servings (yield): 6

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157 Comments

  1. Easily my fav taco forever! I’m so bummed I didn’t say hi to you at BTP, maybe another time!

  2. Lindsey says:

    I live my mom!s meat spaghetti sauce that her mom taught her. I tried watching her make it from memory once, but the recipe I wrote down and followed wasn’t the same.

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  4. marina says:

    I love a simple dinner made by my mom, using my grandma’s recipe for Texan-style cheese enchiladas, mexican rice, refried beans. I like to add a simple spicy, vinegar-dressed coleslaw with green cabbage, thinly sliced onion & slices of charred jalapenos.

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    My favorite dish was my mother’s macorini & cheese..she made the best ever..sure do miss her & her great cooking.

  6. Corinne B. says:

    I just love a great steak with all the trimming. I also enjoy a great turkey club sandwich.

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    My favorite food these days seems to be Chicken Djon…can’t get enough od the creamy mustard sauce!

  8. Tieghan says:

    These look so good!! Perfect for cinco de mayo!!

  9. Omg, girl, these tacos…! I think we’re going to make them on Sunday! I’m seriously dreaming about them!

  10. Cassie says:

    I love the sound of the fish batter. This looks amazing!

  11. Vicki B says:

    Eggplant parmigiana or a variation called eggplant friti which I so would like to know how to make.

  12. Joanna H. says:

    Either a ribeye steak with potato or pasta with meat sauce.

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    Perfect summer meal!

  15. Pammi says:

    This is a very hard question since I love all kinds of food and “variety” is the key for me and my family. Yesterday evening we also had fried fish (slightly battered in flour), with a simple tomato/onion/calamata olives salad.

  16. Those tacos look great and you can’t go wrong with halibut for them!

  17. marla says:

    Perfect for Cinco de Mayo!! Yummo Heather :)

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  60. My favorite dinner dish is probably whatever it is I have in front of me.Right now those tacos are lookin’ mighty fine.

  61. Oh, wow! That looks like one amazing taco! I definitely have to make this one!

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    Wonderful! I lover fish tacos! Will try them out this weekend! Now I am getting hungry and can’t do anything about it as I am at work. :)

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  88. Looks so good, Heather! I can always use another recipe idea like this to get fish in my diet more!

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  154. KgReciPes says:

    What is this ingredients Lime Cilantro Crema? Can you tell me in details?

    • Hi KgReciPes- I fixed the link to the recipe!!