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

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