Recipe: Homemade Fish Tacos


  • 1 Lb. Orange Roughy Fillets (original recipe called for red snapper)
  • 1 Cup Flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon Baking Powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon Salt
  • 1 Cup Beer (we used Dos Equis)
  • Oil for deep frying
  • Corn Tortillas
  • White Sauce (see Google search to find a recipe)
  • Shredded Lettuce
  • any other desired topping like: Avocado slices, cilantro, cabbage, shredded carrots, etc


  1. Heat the oil in a frying pan until it reaches 177°C (350°F).
  2. Wash and pat-dry fish fillets. Slice into 1-inch thick strips. Set aside.
  3. In a large bowl combine the flour, baking powder, and salt. Whisk to combine thoroughly. Then, pour in the beer and mix with a spoon until smooth and no longer lumpy.
  4. Dip a piece of fish into the batter so that it is thoroughly coated and place in the frying pan. Repeat with a few more strips of batter-coated fish, but make sure not to crowd the pan. Fry until pieces are golden in color (about 4 minutes).
  5. Remove the fish to a cooling wrack that has something (like a cookie sheet) bellow it to catch the oil that will drip off the strips.
  6. Serve on tortillas with your choice of toppings.

Recipe and Photo Credit: For the Love of Food / CC BY-NC

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