Beer-Battered Tilapia With Mango Salsa

READY IN: 35mins
Recipe by cathianne

This is a recipe I've seen credited to I made some slight revisions: more spice, only whole wheat flour, dark beer, less vinegar and lime juice and mint in the salsa instead of cilantro. I omitted the salt entirely. I used a large, shallow frying pan so I was able to cook all the pieces at once.

Top Review by LousyChef

Been making this for years now and I realized I have never reviewed it! I actually put the fish and salsa along with a little shredded cheese into flour tortillas and it makes some nice fish tacos! Somewhere down the line I started using basalmic vinegar, and I add 1 tablespoon of taco seasoning in the batter instead of the spices listed. Always a hit for guests, and so easy. Will try with Chicken as someone suggested. Thank you for a lovely recipe!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Combine the mango, onion, vinegar, lime juice and mint. Let sit in the fridge while preparing fish (if you can refrigerate it for an hour or more, that's even better).
  2. Combine flour, spices, and beer. Using a whisk helps get any lumps out. Put the batter in a shallow dish.
  3. Clean and dry the tilapia fillets. Cut in half length-wise.
  4. Heat the oil in a large shallow frying pan at medium-high heat.
  5. Coat each piece of fish with batter and place in hot oil.
  6. Cook on each side for about 2-3 minutes - until batter is crusty and fish is white.
  7. Place fish pieces on paper towels to blot excess oil.
  8. Serve mango salsa over fish. (I also like to serve it with a side of roasted red potatoes).
  9. NOTE: If you can't find a ripe mango, you can substitute one kiwi, a few large strawberries and a couple of chunks of pineapple.

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