Our famly LOVES fish tacos!!! We try them wherever we can and we have a favorite restaurant version, but that’s another blog post.
I had some cod in the freezer, so I decided to make some oven baked fish tacos. Cod is one of my favorite fish to use when making fish tacos. When out, I also enjoy mahi mahi. I do prefer the taste of fried fish over grilled in tacos, but we all know that’s not the healthy choice. I have made oven baked fried chicken and oven baked fries, so I thought I would give oven fried fish a try. And there is no better fried fish than beer battered fried fish!
My healthier version turned out prestty darn good, so i just know all you foodies wanna know how I did it and I love to share. Here you go…
Baked Beer Battered Fish Tacos
4 – 6 cod fillets
2 cups flour
1/4 cup corn starch
2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
1 1/2 tsp paprika
1 1/2 tsp garlic powder
1/4 tsp black pepper
2 cups bread crumbs
1 cup beer
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Mix flour, corn starch, salt, cayenne, paprika, garlic powder, and pepper. Remove and set aside 1 cup of the flour mixture. Stir beer into original container of flour mixture untill well blended. Pour bread crumbs in a separat bowl. Dredge cod in 1 cup of flour mixture that you set aside, then dip in beer/flour mixture, and then dredge in bread crumbs. Place fish on baking pan sprayed with cooking spray. Before baking spray the top of all fish with some more cooking spray. Bake for 15 minutes until golden brown.
Serve your fish with tortillas of your choice. I like low-fat flour tortillas, but my family likes the corn tortillas fried in vegetable oil. Top with what ever you fancy; salsa, sour cream (I use fat free), onions, peppers, diced radish, guacamole (a must!!!), cheese (again, I use fat free), and whatever else sounds tasty.
We usually serve our tacos with some fat free refried beans and rice made with salsa.
Ole! A healthy version of fried fish tacos!!!