Beer Battered Fish Tacos Recipe

These Beer Battered Fish Tacos are like a setup to a corny joke—an Englishman, a Japanese guy, and a Mexican walk into a bar. But there’s no punchline. They walked into a bar because they want tacos and beer, okay? Not everything exists solely for your amusement. Can’t three guys of three different ethnicities just walk into a bar and order some Beer Battered Fish Tacos and a few cold ones and be left to their own devices? No. They can’t. The Mexican and Japanese guys made the Englishman say “drawings” over and over until they fell off their stools. DRAWRINGS. DRAWRINGS. DRAWRINGS. DRAWRINGS. DRAWRINGS.


30 mins


15 mins




Kani Salad

  • 1 lb imitation crab, julienned
  • 1/2 large English cucumber, julienned
  • 2 Tbsp unseasoned panko
  • 1.5 Tbsp furikake
  • 1/2 cup spicy yum yum sauce
  • 1/2 tsp soy sauce
  • 1/2 tsp mirin
  • 2 Tbsp sriracha


Garlicky Coleslaw

  • 1/2 white cabbage, shredded
  • 1/2 red cabbage, shredded
  • 1 cup white vinegar
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 Tbsp salt
  • 1 Tbsp pepper
  • 1 Tbsp sugar
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 Tbsp minced garlic


Beer Battered Fish

  • 1.5 lbs haddock
  • 12 oz. amber lager (like Yuengling)
  • 1 egg
  • 1.5 Tbsp garlic powder
  • 1.5 Tbsp onion powder
  • 1.5 tsp Old Bay
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • 1/2 tsp cayenne
  • 1 cup + 1 Tbsp cornstarch
  • 2/3 cup flour, plus extra in a bowl for dredging fish
  • Oil, for frying


Beer Battered Fish Tacos

  • Fajita sized tortillas, lightly toasted
  • Garlicky Coleslaw
  • Beer Battered Fish
  • Kani Salad
  • Wasabi peas, crumbled

A Beer Battered Fish Taco held in one hand toward the viewer with another Beer Battered Fish Taco below in a taco rack

Beer Battered Fish Tacos

Kani Salad

  1. Combine imitation crab and cucumbers in a bowl. Add panko and furikake. Using tongs, mix until evenly distributed. Add yum yum sauce, soy sauce, mirin, and sriracha to crab mixture and carefully toss until evenly coated.
  2. Chill in refrigerator for at least 30 minutes, or until ready for use.


Garlicky Coleslaw

  1. Mix all ingredients together and chill for at least 4 hours. Serve.


Beer Battered Fish

  1. Combine beer, eggs, garlic powder, onion powder, Old Bay, baking powder, salt, pepper and cayenne. Then whisk in cornstarch.Then whisk in flour until batter is smooth and thick, similar to pancake batter.
  2. Heat oil in pot or pan to 350º. Working one at a time, dredge fish in flour, then coat with batter and immediately fry on both sides for 4-6 minutes total, or until golden brown. Place fried fish on parchment-lined tray. Serve immediately.


Beer Battered Fish Tacos

  1. To build each taco: Top 1 tortilla with some Garlicky Coleslaw, Beer Battered Fish, Kani Salad, and wasabi peas as garnish. Repeat with remaining ingredients. Enjoy!

Beer Battered Fish Tacos

Amber Lager

Sauvignon Blanc

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