Thursday, August 13, 2009

Tilapia Fish Tacos

Let's just say I completely rocked it in the kitchen!!! This was so easy to make and the taste was unbelievable. I have never tasted a fish taco anywhere that had this much flavor. The white sauce was so delicious.

I got this recipe from my friend Alexis. I believe she got it from You can use any type of white fish I'm sure but the tilapia was amazing. My hubby was very quiet and the whole time he was eating all I heard was "mmmmm...mmmmm" I know it had to be good. We served it with lime wedges and a simple pico de gallo which complimented the flavor even more. Please try this dish, it was super will not be disappointed.

1 quart oil for frying
1 lb Tilapia or any type of white fish, cut into small strips
1 package corn tortillas
cabbage, shredded


1 cup all purpose flour
2 Tbl cornstarch
1 tsp Baking Powder
1/2 tsp salt
1 egg
1 cup beer


1/2 cup plain yogurt
1/2 cup mayonnaise
1 lime, juiced
1 jalapeno pepper, minced
1tsp minced capers
1/2 tsp dried oregano
1/2 tsp ground cumin
1/2 tsp dried dill
1 tsp ground cayenne pepper

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 (may be a little lumpy)

To make white sauce: In a medium bowl, mix together yogurt and mayo. Gradually stir in fresh lime juice until consistency is slightly runny. Sean with jalapeno, capers, oregano, cumin, dill and cayenne.

Heat oil in deep fryer or heavy deep skillet.

Dust fish pieces lightly with flour. Dip into beer batter, and fry until crisp and golden bornw. 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.


oneshotbeyond said...

They sound and look great! :-)

Juliana said...

Yummie!These tacos look so yummie! Love fish tacos specially with the sauce that you have with it...yogurt!

Reeni♥ said...

I love fish tacos!! What a delicious version this is!!!!

Katy ~ said...

So rewarding to prepare and serve a dish that is enjoyed!

Colleen said...

I don't make fish tacos enough - we love them!

Jenifer (and_she_makes_four) said...

Oh girl, you know I am going to try this and keep all the credit! :) This looks beautifully awesome and I want one now!! Love you - Jenifer

Hornsfan said...

Great minds think alike because this is almost exactly what I had for dinner Sunday! The tilapia is a very tasty taco.

Candice said...

I finally made these for dinner last night with homemade rice and beans. D-lish. I will definitely make these again.

teresa said...

fish tacos are one of my favorite food around, but i've never made them. i can't wait to try this!

Christina Kim said...

Fish tacos are a summer fave for me. These look so delicious - the fish looks crispy, the sauce looks creamy. Perfection!

Anonymous said...

These tacos were awesome! I don't know how good I am at measuring but my gf complained a/b the sauce being a little on the spicy side. Otherwise it was great. Thanks Jaime and Jen!

Nav said...

I have used this recipe many times. Thanks to Jaime and Jen.
Growing up around boats, being a Navy Veteran, former Yacht Captain & Sailboat racer, I have had sea food all over the world. This recipe never fails to make me, and others I have fed it to, smile. Thanks again!

Harris Family said...

tried your tacos last spring and came back looking for recipe again. It was sooo good!! Enjoying them in Phoenix!!

Monika Borua said...

Very nice and informative blog posting. Among all the fish, tilapia fish is Awesome! Tilapia fish farming is very profitable and easy. I like this fish very much for it's unique taste and nutritional value.

Nav said...

Thank you for passing this along. I don't remember how or why I ran across your page years ago, but this has been my goto fish taco recipe ever since. I have friends from Tacoma, Washington (laughs... has 'taco' in the name... I know, that was lame ��) that visit and make it a requirement that I make these.
I can't leave a recipe alone, but I do stick to this one very close, using Guinness as the beer (does not have heavy taste when cooked). My friend's wife prepares a mango salsa that perfectly compliments this recipe with and without the sauce.

As this is where I found one of the greatest things that has ever danced around my taste buds, I had to return with thanks.

Sorry if this double-posts , not sure if I was logged in first time I hit publish.