Wednesday, June 17, 2020

Beer Battered Fish Tacos with Cilantro Lime Red Cabbage Slaw, Avocado Crema, and Cotija Cheese

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I accept been wanting to brand these for MONTHS. I absolutely honey Mexican food, too all seafood, and then these were a huge treat for me. I dearest the textures inward this likewise. I am a huge texture individual amongst food. The crunchy slaw amongst the crema, in addition to the flaky fish amongst the low-cal beer batter, AND the crumbly cheese was perfect. Too adept. Make these with just about chips in addition to guac and salsa in addition to your favorite Mexican beer..perfect summertime repast. Great for entertaining also!


Serves ii

(Makes a lot of extra slaw and crema..experience complimentary to bump upward the fish if you’re serving more people. Batter makes plenty besides.)


For the slaw:

1/2 medium cherry cabbage, shredded

four scallions, thinly sliced

i/4 c. cilantro, chopped

i jalapeño, finely chopped

zest together with juice of ii limes

two T. saccharide

2 T. rice wine vinegar

i/four tsp. salt

ane/4 tsp. pepper


For the crema:

one avocado

zest and juice of two limes

ane/ii a jalapeño pepper, chopped

1/2 c. sour cream

two T. plainly Greek yogurt

ane/ii tsp. cumin

ane/iv tsp. salt

1/4 tsp. pepper

pinch of cayenne


For the batter and fish:

ane c. + ii T. all function flour

1 ane/ii tsp. chili pulverization

ane i/2 tsp. onion pulverisation

ii tsp. garlic pulverization

i/ii tsp. cayenne

ane/iv tsp. salt

i/iv tsp. pepper

12 oz. your favorite Mexican beer (I used Modelo)

1-i/two lbs. cod, cut into i” chunks

i/iii c. fossil oil for frying

flour or corn tortillas

ane/2 c. Cotija cheese, crumbled (Can too function Queso Fresco or Queso Blanco)

more than cilantro for garnish

mash of lime for garnish


Begin by making the slaw. I made mine the night before as well as let it marinade overnight. Combine shredded cabbage, scallions, cilantro, jalapeño, lime juice and zest, common salt and pepper, carbohydrate, too rice vino vinegar in a medium mixing bowl. Stir well to combine as well as permit marinade in the fridge for a few hours or overnight.


Next, make the crema. This tin can live made ahead also. Combine avocado, lime juice in addition to zest, jalapeño, sour cream, Greek yogurt, cumin, common salt, pepper, together with cayenne inwards a food processor. Pulse x-15 times too then pureé for almost xxx seconds until silky as well as shine. Store inwards the fridge until cook to purpose.


Make the batter. Combine flour, chili powder, onion pulverization, garlic powder, cayenne, table salt, as well as pepper. Stir to combine. Stir in the beer until everything is incorporated too no lumps stay.


Heat a skillet over medium/high oestrus with ane/iii c. crude. Dip the pieces of cod into the batter, shaking off excess. Fry the pieces of fish, nearly 3 to iv minutes per side in batches. Let drain on paper towels. Season alongside a fiddling common salt when the fish comes out of the hot oil.


To assemble tacos, set several chunks of fish on the tortilla, acme alongside slaw, a drizzle of the crema, together with a few crumbles of Cotija. Squeeze a picayune lime juice over it if desired, and fifty-fifty a picayune hot sauce if y'all desire. Enjoy!

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