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iwannagofast 01-08-2013 11:06 AM

beer battered "white fish" tacos
 
i used grouper and mahi but any good white fish will do....

i first started by chopping the toppings...
- 1 head green cabbage
- 1 red onion
- 1 bundle of cilantro to add in the sauce and on top of taco
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v2...7_150413-1.jpg

now its time to make the sauce pictured on the left. this is a baja style sauce typical of the taco you would find in socal..

- equal portions of mayo and sour cream
- juice of 1 big lime or 2 small dry limes
- zest of 1 lime
- couple heavy dashes of hot sauce
- 3 cloves of garlic
- half the bundle of chopped cilantro

now we work on the fish :)

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v2...7_150730-1.jpg
mahi already sliced waiting for the grouper
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v2...107_185302.jpg

nice looking grouper
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v2...107_185516.jpg
mahi was on sale at $8 a pound and bought earlier and sliced so close up of the mahi

now we cut the fish into strips about 2 inches long and a 1/2 to an inch thick and soak in milk for about 15min. this will remove a lot of "fishyness" and make the meat like butter :)
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v2...107_185320.jpg


heat canola or peanut oil to 350-375... or you can tell its ready when you stick a wood utensil in the oil and bubbles form around it instantly. you can put a drop of batter and see how it fries up to tell how hot the oil is.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v2...7_151033-1.jpg


now its time to make the beer batter. always make right before you fry the fish and use ice cold beer. i also like to put the bowl of batter in a bigger bowl with some ice in it to keep it cold.

we had a lot of fish so i doubled this amount but..
- 2 cups all purpose flour
- zest of 1 lime
- season to your taste. i put about 8tbls of seafood magic
- 12 oz of dark beer
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v2...108_103557.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v2...7_150610-1.jpg

mix well... the consistency should be a tad bit thicker than pancake batter

now set up a system where you have 2 tongs. one to use for the fish and batter.... and one to pull fish out of the fryer with
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v2...107_193553.jpg

i also like to keep my fish separate so i know what i am frying
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v2...107_193544.jpg


slowly put the battered fish into the oil. each chunk should take about 4-5 min
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v2...107_195436.jpg

drain on paper towels
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v2...107_195441.jpg

assemble tacos and enjoy :thanks:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v2...107_211716.jpg

Volvoguy 01-08-2013 03:02 PM

That looks so bomb

DylloS 01-08-2013 03:41 PM

I'm not even a big fan of fish but that looks awesome

Treburkulosis 01-08-2013 04:20 PM

looks good, next time try some jalapeno slaw in them. I made fish and chips last night, and brisket tacos for lunch.

217Bimmer 01-08-2013 05:32 PM

fvck, just drooled on my keyboard!

question, what do you do with the leftover oil from frying? i have deep frying and always pan fry with just a little oil because i never know what to do with the leftover. i know you can reuse sometimes, but there is always some sledge left you need to discard. putting down your drain is asking for trouble. with bacon and ground meat grease i have a can in the freezer i put it in there and then toss out when full.

ZimZimma328Ci 01-08-2013 06:39 PM

That grouper makes me drool! I hardly ever eat fried food any more, but might have to make these this weekend.

NFRs2000nyc 01-08-2013 06:41 PM

That looks good!!! Never was a fan of mahi mahi though. Grouper is the shizz though.

NFRs2000nyc 01-08-2013 06:42 PM

Also, am I the only dude that can't stand cilantro? Its like grapefruit to me...anything it touches it ruins the taste :D

Treburkulosis 01-08-2013 06:57 PM

mahi mani is my fav

Fisch330ciTopasBlau 01-09-2013 03:18 AM

I just do the whole filet, Fish & Chips style. Little pieces are irritating.

Volvoguy 01-14-2013 12:33 PM

My gf made this for me last night and it was delicious.

iwannagofast 01-15-2013 09:41 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Volvoguy (Post 15059514)
My gf made this for me last night and it was delicious.

Did you show her this thread....Was it used as a guideline and did it help? I hope so :D

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Volvoguy 01-25-2013 12:00 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by iwannagofast (Post 15064904)
Did you show her this thread....Was it used as a guideline and did it help? I hope so :D

Sent from my SPH-L710 using Bimmer App

Pardon the delay, I certainly did, the sauce was fantastic.

Thanks for the post.

tiag_$edan 02-15-2013 08:59 PM

Bomb

iwannagofast 03-05-2013 11:25 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by 217Bimmer (Post 15042496)
fvck, just drooled on my keyboard!

question, what do you do with the leftover oil from frying? i have deep frying and always pan fry with just a little oil because i never know what to do with the leftover. i know you can reuse sometimes, but there is always some sledge left you need to discard. putting down your drain is asking for trouble. with bacon and ground meat grease i have a can in the freezer i put it in there and then toss out when full.

i do the same... i save almost every jar I buy. If i have very little oil(usually olive or grape-seed ) from frying chicken breasts or something i will wash it down the drain but never anything like the fish fry or bacon grease... its always jarred and thrown away.

i also started to use rice flower instead of the all purpose... i like the way it crisps up more and is lighter

ImMolton 05-12-2013 10:46 PM

daaaayyyyyyyyuummm looks so good.

mcr_driver 05-13-2013 04:30 PM

I'll take a batch of the mahi mahi shipped same day :eeps:


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