• Baja Fish Tacos

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    Servings: 8
    by Char's Kitchen
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    Fish tacos are one of my favorite dishes. When I had the opportunity to fry up some fresh fish, I worked on a recipe that would taste just like my favorite restaurant. Hope you enjoy them as much as we did!


    • 1 cup all-purpose flour
    • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
    • 1 teaspoon baking powder
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt
    • 1 egg
    • 1 cup beer (dark Mexican beer)
    • 1/2 cup plain yogurt
    • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
    • 1 lime, juiced
    • 1 teaspoon ground cayenne pepper
    • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
    • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
    • 1/2 teaspoon dried dill weed
    • 1 jalapeno pepper, minced (optional)
    • 1 teaspoon minced capers (optional)
    • oil for frying
    • 1 pound cod fillets (or other fish), cut into 2 to 3 ounce portions
    • 1 (12 ounce) package corn tortillas (warmed)
    • 1/2 medium head cabbage, finely shredded
    • 1 lime, cut in wedges


    1. Beer batter: In a large bowl, combine flour, cornstarch, baking powder, and salt. Blend egg and beer, then quickly stir into the flour mixture.
    2. White sauce: In a medium bowl, mix together yogurt and mayonnaise. Gradually stir in fresh lime juice until consistency is slightly runny. Season with cayenne, cumin, oregano and dill (optional: minced jalapeno and capers).
    3. Heat oil in deep-fryer to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
    4. Dust fish pieces lightly with flour. Dip into beer batter, and fry until crisp and golden brown. Drain on paper towels.
    5. Warm tortillas and place fried fish in a tortilla, top with white sauce and shredded cabbage. Serve with a wedge of lime.

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