Beer-Battered Fish Tacos with Chipotle Crema

Beer-Battered Fish Tacos with Chipotle Crema Recipe
Photo: Jennifer Davick; Styling: Ginny Branch
Born south of the border in Baja, Mexico, fish tacos are a Socal staple. Let Beer-Battered Fish Tacos with Chipotle Crema be a staple in your kitchen too.


Makes 4 servings

Recipe from

Coastal Living

Recipe Time

Prep: 17 Minutes
Cook: 9 Minutes


1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1 (12-ounce) can beer
Vegetable oil
1 1/4 pounds firm white fish
16 (5-inch) corn tortillas
Shredded cabbage
Fresh cilantro leaves
Chopped tomatoes
Lime wedges


1. Combine first 6 ingredients in a large bowl. Whisk in beer.

2. Pour oil to a depth of 2 inches in a deep saucepan or Dutch oven. Heat over medium-high heat until temperature reaches 350°.

3. Cut fish into bite-size pieces; dip into beer batter, letting excess batter drip back into bowl. Fry, in batches, 2 to 3 minutes or until golden brown and crispy on all sides. Drain on paper towels. Sprinkle with additional salt, if desired.

4. Heat tortillas according to package directions. Divide fish among tortillas, using 2 stacked tortillas for each taco. Top with cabbage, cilantro, tomatoes, and Chipotle Crema. Serve with lime wedges.

Julia Dowling Rutland,

Coastal Living

February 2014