What do you do when your husband comes home with a cooler full of fresh fish? Give him a HUGE hug and get busy finding ways to cook all that fish! Around here, we love fresh seafood, and are fortunate to eat it alot, thanks to my husband, "The Fisherman".
So the other night, I decided to take some of his recently caught Mahi Mahi and make Beer Battered Fish Tacos. Any recipe that starts with a bottle of Corona is alright with me! There are so many ways to make fish tacos, just experiment to find your favorite- or use whatever you have on hand.
To make the batter for the fish, just mix 8 tablespoons of self-rising flour with approx. a half a bottle of beer (we chose Corona Light). Pour the beer in slowly stirring with a wisk until the mixture is thick like pancake batter, then add a splash of olive oil and put the batter in the fridge for 20 minutes.
While the batter is resting, cut up your fish into large chunks, and season with salt and pepper. Also heat up a large pot of vegetable oil for frying.
When the batter is done resting and the oil is hot, dunk the fish in the batter and carefully drop in the oil to cook- be careful not to burn yourself! Do not overcrowd the pot, and work in batches.
I just love the light, crunch texture the beer batter gives the fish...this recipie works great with shrimp too! When the fish is a beautiful golden brown they are done, pull them out and let them drain on paper towels. Season them once more with some salt.
At this point, you are ready to build your tacos...we went with what we had on hand that night (flour tortillas, avacado, lettuce, tomatoes and red onion) but a tasty cabbage slaw would be great too...I am going to try this one next time. I whipped up a quick sauce with sour cream, lime juice, cumin and cilantro...really yummy...let's just say "The Fisherman" was VERY happy that night!
Hoping everyone has a great Father's Day weekend...why not make fish tacos for the man in your life this weekend!