Beer Battered Baja Fish Tacos

I've been craving fish and chips lately, and as in my previous post - I didn't actually have fish 'n' chips at a fish kitchen.  Instead, I decided to make my own beer battered Baja fish tacos and 'hot chips' (fries), which is a rather big project in my mini-kitchen, but it was worth it!  The kitchen ended up all oily though...

Either way, I had some help, so it wasn't too bad.  The meal was quite delicious, and we both ate until we were stuffed!  I made guacamole and the standard white sauce for Baja fish tacos before I fried everything, so that it would be ready when the fish and chips were.

For guacamole I used:
1 avocado
1/2 a small onion (I usually prefer red onions)
1-2 cloves of garlic
1/2 tsp of salt (or to taste)
1/2 roma tomato
1/2 a lime

For white sauce:
3 tbs plain yogurt
2 tbs mayonase
1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
1/2 tsp oregano
1/2 tsp cumin
1/2-1 Jalapeno
1/2 a lime

For the beer batter I used:
1 cup of beer (Dos Equis)
1 cup of flour
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt

Traditionally, they are eaten in corn tortillas, but since I don't quite like the flavor of them (I know, blasphemy), I used flour ones.  I also chopped up some raw cabbage and cilantro for garnish.  I also didn't bother getting radishes, as it's kind of an extra.

It's actually quite hard to find a local fish market in Brisbane City, as most places require a bus ride or two, so I ended up getting the only marine fish they sell at Cole's - pink ling.  It was actually alright, with no "fishy" smell.  You can also substitute any other white fish for it, but I find that farmed fish tends to have a smell that I don't enjoy... Also, if you know of any good fish markets, let me know!

To batter the fish (and chips), rub the fish in a little bit of flour, and dip into the beer batter, and fry in oil (one with high heat resistance, ie- not olive oil) for about 5 minutes, and voila!

I used a half kilo of fish, which makes about 5-6 tacos, depending on how much you want to load your tacos up.  For the chips, I used a few potatoes (of any kind, really) and chopped them up.  The thinner they are the faster they fry!  (I cheated and microwaved them a bit ahead of time)

After that delicious dinner last night, I feel the need to go for a nice long run...

Total cost: ~$30


  1. That looks really delicious!

    Did you just fry the hot chips as they were or did you cover them in batter too?

    1. The hot chips were also fried in the batter (they're way better with batter!)

  2. I may try that next time then (*^.^*)


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