This is a very simplified version of fish tacos. That is because my husband, son CJ, his friend Michael, and I were on vacation on Marco Island, Florida. The boys had gone deep sea fishing that day and came home with the most amazing fish. Captain Dan did an awesome job cleaning and filleting the fish into the perfect size pieces for fish tacos. They came home with a good sized bag of spanish mackeral and yellowtail. Beautiful!! So, when they got home about 5 pm, I ran to the store, grabbed a few quick, simple ingredients and threw together a quick fish taco. Now, my choice would probably have been to grill or blacken the fish, but the two 14 year old boys must have everything fried. So fried it was!! A simple beer batter, an avocado, a bag of a kale slaw, some shredded cheese and we were in business. Oh yeah....and a few potatoes for parmesan fries on the side.
BEER BATTERED FISH TACOS
2 CUPS ALL PURPOSE FLOUR 1 TBLSP OLD BAY SEASONING 1 12 OZ BEER OF YOUR CHOICE OIL FOR FRYING
In a large bowl sift together the flour and seasoning. Whisk in the beer. It should come together into a nice thick but smooth consistency.
Heat a generous amount of oil in a large saute pan. When hot enough, dip each piece of fish in the batter and then right into the frying pan. Fry on each side about 3 minutes or until golden brown.
At the store, I grabbed a bag of a beautiful kale slaw/salad that actually came with a very nice dressing. I sliced up and avocado. Shredded some cheese and toasted some quesadillas. Of course, I also grabbed some fresh lemons and tartar sauce to top them off. Then the boys got to put them together any way they wanted to.
These were so quick and easy but amazing with that fish right out of the ocean!! Can't get any fresher than that!! We love Marco!!
The parmesan fries were a perfect side for these tacos. You can look for that recipe and some other variations in my recipe box!! ENJOY!!!