So, I’ve got a bad cold coming on… I’m pretty miserable really. It just hit me overnight and got progressively more annoying throughout the day. I had dinner tonight planned already, because my father in law arrived today! John had asked me to make something “Mexican”, but I didn’t want to do something I’ve already done… so Fresh Fish Tacos it was. Since I felt crummy, I did NOT want to deal with GRILLING fish. It can be such a hassle, and I just knew that just because of how I felt, tonight would be the night that it would all fall apart and taste awful. So… beer battered it was! Not the lightest, but… still quite tasty! I cannot label this as light, but I can label it as “Fresh”. 🙂
Beer Battered Fish Ingredients:
3 wild caught Cod filets (or similar white fish)
3/4 cup of dark beer (I used Thomas Creek Red Ale)
2/3 cup of white whole wheat flour (plus about 1/3 cup for dredging)
dash of cayenne pepper
salt and pepper
- Combine beer, flour, cayenne and a pinch of salt and pepper in a bowl. Whisk until a smooth batter is achieved. Set aside.
- Cut fish into 3″ pieces (Depending on type of fish, make sure it does not have bones). Pour a little flour onto a plate. Lightly dredge fish pieces in flour, shaking off excess. Set aside.
- Heat about 1″ vegetable oil in a deep skillet over high heat. Move floured fish and batter near the stove. Dip the floured fish pieces into the batter, ensuring each piece is fully coated and excess drips off. Fry fish pieces, a few at a time, until golden brown and crisp on one side. Use metal tongs or a metal spatula to flip them and cook on the other side. Remove carefully and drain on paper towels..
- To assemble tacos, top each corn tortilla with a few pieces of fish, slaw (recipe below), guacamole, a bit of salsa verde and, if desired, some feta or contija cheese.
1/4 head of cabbage (regular white or napa)
Juice and zest of 1 lime
1 TB of olive oil
salt and pepper to taste
Guacamole recipe posted here: http//dancinandcookininthekitchen.com/2014/06/02/sunday-lunch/
I served with Sweet Potato (tortilla) chips and salsa.
Turned out quite good!!!! I would definitely make this again!!
And, for the quote of the day: