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Fish Tacos


"I'm from San Diego and these taste just like home! We live in the south now, and nobody has heard of these! Serve with homemade pico de gallo, and lime wedges to squeeze on top!"
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1 h servings 409 cals
Original recipe yields 8 servings


  • Calories:
  • 409 kcal
  • 20%
  • Fat:
  • 18.8 g
  • 29%
  • Carbs:
  • 43g
  • 14%
  • Protein:
  • 17.3 g
  • 35%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 54 mg
  • 18%
  • Sodium:
  • 407 mg
  • 16%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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Amount Per Serving
  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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  1. To make beer batter: In a large bowl, combine flour, cornstarch, baking powder, and salt. Blend egg and beer, then quickly stir into the flour mixture (don't worry about a few lumps).
  2. To make white sauce: In a medium bowl, mix together yogurt and mayonnaise. Gradually stir in fresh lime juice until consistency is slightly runny. Season with jalapeno, capers, oregano, cumin, dill, and cayenne.
  3. Heat oil in deep-fryer to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
  4. Dust fish pieces lightly with flour. Dip into beer batter, and fry until crisp and golden brown. Drain on paper towels. Lightly fry tortillas; not too crisp. To serve, place fried fish in a tortilla, and top with shredded cabbage, and white sauce.


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  • Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.

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I've made this recipe as is with the fried fish and it is great, but I have also grilled the fish and it has come out even more tasty. I marinate the fish in lime and a bit of jalapenos to add ...

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Just ok. I made it mainly for the sauce. A Bit disappointed. Although the Ideal of fish, a cream sauce and cabbage is good together. I think just plain tarter sauce would be good, with all the f...

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I've made this recipe as is with the fried fish and it is great, but I have also grilled the fish and it has come out even more tasty. I marinate the fish in lime and a bit of jalapenos to add ...

Muy bueno! * To make it lighter/healthier, double up the lime and jalapeno juice. After you've prepped the chipotle with some of the juice, add some olive oil, and use the rest to marinade the f...

5 stars is not high enough for this recipe. I give it 100 stars!! Yum, Yum Yummy! I cannot believe how delicious the beer batter was. It's such a simple recipe, but it's so light and crispy and ...

This was a great fast and easy recipe to make for dinner. I substituted light sour cream for the yogurt and used light mayo. As some reviewers suggested, I used fresh, minced cilantro instead of...

Awesome. I made this mostly for the sauce, I did not fry the fish- just cooked in a pan with a splash of olive oil. Sauce was great, used low fat yogurt and mayo, cut the seeds and membrane out ...

What made these tacos amazing was the white sauce. I was sceptical upon reading the ingredients, but it was awesome. The contrast in textures also made this a perfect meal. the crunchy battered...

I love this recipe !! If I don't have time to batter the fish I buy the frozen battered fish, bake it, and cut it up onto the corn tortillas. Quick and easy if your in a rush.

Tell your friends, tell your neighbors . . . have them over for dinner, this stuff is YUMMO!!! I think this may very well be my favorite recipe that I have gotten from this site. I did salt th...

Good recipe, trick with batter is do not whisk too hard. You must not break up the bubbles from the beer, otherwise the will become too bready and not puff up. Also, sauce needs a little salt.