Baja Fish Tacos

Baja Fish Tacos
Mark Boughton Photography / styling by Teresa Blackburn
  • Yield: 6 servings
  • Prep: 30 mins
  • Cook: 10 mins


Salsa Fresca:
3cups diced tomatoes
1/2cup diced white onion
2medium jalapeños, seeded and minced
1/2cup chopped fresh cilantro
1/2teaspoon salt
1tablespoon fresh lime juice
White Sauce:
1/2cup mayonnaise
1/2cup plain low-fat yogurt
1/3cup chopped fresh cilantro
Beer Batter:
1cup all-purpose flour
1/2teaspoon salt
1/2teaspoon dried oregano
1/2teaspoon dry mustard
1/4teaspoon garlic salt
1/4teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1cup beer
1 1/2pounds cod, tilapia or similar white fish fillets
-- Vegetable oil
1/4 to 1/2cup all-purpose flour
12-- fresh stone-ground corn tortillas
3cups finely shredded cabbage
1-- ripe avocado, peeled, pitted and cut into slices
3-- limes, cut into wedges


  1. To prepare salsa fresca, combine all ingredients. Refrigerate until ready to serve.
  2. To prepare white sauce, mix ingredients until blended. Refrigerate until ready to serve.
  3. To prepare beer batter, mix flour with salt, oregano, dry mustard, garlic salt and pepper. Using a whisk, stir beer into flour mixture until blended.
  4. To prepare tacos, rinse fish and pat dry. Cut fillets into twelve 1-by-5-inch pieces. Pour vegetable oil into a deep skillet to a depth of 3 to 4 inches. Heat to 350F.
  5. Place 1/4 cup flour in shallow bowl. Coat fish with flour. Dip fish into batter and coat all sides. Place several pieces of fish in a single layer in hot oil. Cook about 4 minutes or until batter is crispy and golden brown. Repeat with remaining fish.
  6. Heat corn tortillas lightly in a skillet until soft and hot.
  7. To assemble, layer a fish fillet, white sauce, salsa, avocado and cabbage on each tortilla. Top with a squeeze of lime. Fold tortilla over to serve.

Recipe by Charyn Pfeuffer.


Nutritional Info *per serving

  • Calories 590
  • Glycemic Load 0
  • Fat 24g
  • Saturated Fat 3.5g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat 11g
  • Monounsaturated Fat 7g
  • Cholesterol 70mg
  • Sodium 660mg
  • Potassium 920mg
  • Carbohydrate 61g
  • Fiber 8g
  • Sugars 7g
  • Protein 35g
  • Trans Fat 0
  • Vitamin A 25%
  • Vitamin C 80%
  • Calcium 20%
  • Iron 20%