Fish Tacos

Cuisine: Mexican

Cook Time: 1 Hour

Serves: 8

If you are bored with the typical fish dishes and want a break, here is a quick and easy fish recipe that will simply make your day. Fish tacos are easy to prepare, needing the least effort. Seafood lovers can add seafood too.

  • A cup of flour (all-purpose)
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 2 tbsp of cornstarch
  • ¹/2 teaspoon sal
  • ¹/2 cup of plain yogurt
  • 1 cup of beer
  • An egg
  • ¹/2 cup mayonnaise
  • A lime, juiced
  • A jalapeno pepper
  • 1 teaspoon of minced capers
  • ¹/2 tsp of dried oregano
  • ¹/2 teaspoon dried dill weed
  • ¹/2 teaspoon of dried cumin
  • 1 teaspoon of pepper (ground cayenne)
  • 1 pound of cod fillets that should be cut into 2-3 ounces in portion
  • 1-quart oil for frying
  • 1 (12ounce) packet of corn tortillas
  • ¹/2 of cabbage that should be finely shredded

A Delightful Item for True-Blue Fish Lovers

  1. Preparation of beer batter - add cornstarch, flour, baking soda, and salt in a large bowl. Blend egg with beer and then stir it into the flour mixture.
  2. White sauce preparation - mix yogurt and mayonnaise in any medium-sized bowl. Add lime to the mixture and stir it well to make its consistency runny. Now season it with jalapeno, oregano, dill, capers, cumin, and cayenne.
  3. Use a deep fryer to heat the oil to 375 °F.
  4. Now dust the fish pieces with flour. Then dip the pieces into the batter of beer, followed by frying until they become crisp. Drain it into the paper towel. Now lightly fry tortillas. To serve the dish, place the fried fish pieces into tortillas and finish on the plate by adding cabbage and serving it with white sauce.

Chef Tip: While frying the fish pieces, make sure that you make them crisp. Please wait for the fish to turn brown before draining it out. However, in the case of tortillas, try to avoid the crisp for better taste.

If you are confused about what to serve at your party as a starter, fish tacos can be one of the best recipes for you. It is easy to make and a delicious option for a fish lover.


Quick Bites

Fun Fact

• According to Mexican tradition, you can eat seafood or fish taco anywhere but not at any time.

• Fish tacos are supposed to be eaten only during lunchtime as a light lunch, whereas Antojitos tacos are supposed to be eaten only for dinner.


Historical Fact

• Fish taco in its traditional sense, which is tortilla and fish, was in existence sometime during 1000 BC to 500 BC, before the Spanish invaded the Aztec empire or what is now Mexico.

• The indigenous North American people in the coastal areas of Mexico consumed their offshore catch with stone-ground corn tortillas.

Nutrition Fact

• It contains 12g of fat, 43mg of cholesterol, 326mg of sodium, 18g of carbohydrate, and 16g of protein. Fish is one of the healthiest food items.

• The omega-3 fatty acids in fish are essential for the brain functions and are known to boost memory, it provides vitamin D which promotes bone and teeth health.