Beer Battered Fish Tacos with a Spicy Slaw’
My entire flat smells like a fish n’ chips shop. While that smell is delicious when you are starving one night and about to receive crispy french fries with a deep fried white fish, it is not so delicious on a Saturday morning at 7am when you are sporting a raging hangover. But, after double, triple, and quadrupling testing this recipe, much to the joy of my chief taste tester Henry, I have nailed it. Is it worth the 7am smell? Maybe not, but folks, this recipe is a real winner. The crispy fried flaky cod topped with a spicy creamy coleslaw and finished with a charred tortilla and avocado just hits the spot. Most importantly, if you want to make this dinner even easier and don’t want your house to smell like a fish and chips shop, on your way home, pop in, grab the fish, and finish it off at home with the coleslaw and tortilla. I promise, this is one of my best recipes yet and lets us celebrate the final days of summer. Serve with some tortilla chips and guacamole to seal the deal.
Ingredients: (serves 2)
4 corn tortillas
50g butter (4 Tbs)
For the fish:
1 large cod or halibut filet
240mL vegetable oil (1 cup)
240mL beer (1 cup)
140g flour (1.5 cup)
70g corn flour (3/4 cup)
2 tsp salt
1 tsp pepper
1 tsp paprika
For the slaw’: 1 small head cabbage, finely shredded
1/2 small red onion, thinly sliced
1 tomato, seeded and diced
2 tsp cider vinegar
1 tsp dijon mustard
3 Tbs mayonnaise
2 Tbs sugar
1tsp each salt, pepper
- Cut the fish in long strips and mix together 70g flour, cornflour, salt, pepper, paprika, and salt. Whisk in the beer and put the remaining flour in another bowl
- Heat a pan over medium heat with the vegetable oil.
- Dip the fish in the liquid batter, shake, and then dip into the flour. Fry the fish about 5 minutes each side.
- Mix all the ingredients for the slaw together.
- Place butter in a pan on medium heat and fry the corn tortillas on one side until brown about 1 minutes
- Assemble the tortillas with the fish, slaw, a squeeze of lime and a slice of avocado.