Baja Beer-Battered Tilapia (Great for Fish Tacos)

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 30 mins

This recipe is a healthful version of the battered, deep-fried and crispy fish at Rossy's Tacos in Baja California. I have never had their fish tacos, but this recipe sound great as a main dish or in a taco. From .

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Place all the Beer Batter ingredients in a blender; blend until smooth, scraping down the sides as necessary.
  2. Transfer the batter to a shallow baking dish, add fish, turning to coat all sides.
  3. Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat.
  4. Transfer one-third of the battered fish to the pan, placing each piece into a little oil.
  5. Cook until golden brown, 3 to 4 minutes per side.
  6. Transfer cooked fish to a plate; keep warm.
  7. Add 1 tablespoon oil and half the remaining fish to the pan; cook as directed above, reducing the heat if necessary.
  8. Cook the remaining fish with the remaining 1 tablespoon oil.
  9. Serve immediately.
  10. To make tacos: fill tortillas with fish and cabbage then top with salsa. Enjoy!


Most Helpful

I never batter fish, and was surprised how tasty and easy this was to make. Make sure your fish is dry before trying to batter. Just blot fish on paper towels before dipping in batter.

Chef ChiSox#1 October 05, 2010

This beer batter is SUPERB. I know this says it serves six but two of us ate all of the fish since it was so good! I doubled all spices except the salt. Be sure to dry off the fish well before coating with batter, so it sticks well. This is a quick and easy recipe that I'll make again!

FLKeysJen June 07, 2008

This was fantastic. The only thing I'd like to figure out is how to make the batter stick to the fist better. We also cut up a sweet onion and made a batch of onion rings with the left over batter.

FlavaQueen May 06, 2010

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