Beer-Battered Fish Tacos with Tomato & Avocado Salsa

Serves: 2

Lovers of fried fish get the taste without all the calories, and the salsa adds a fresh, clean note. To complete the Baja theme, serve with black beans, some diced mango and a bit of light sour cream.

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1 large tomato, diced
1/4 cup diced red onion
1/2 jalapeno chiles, minced
2 to 3 tablespoons lime juice
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
1/8 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
1/2 avocado, diced
1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
pinch cayenne pepper, if desired
3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1/8 teaspoon ground cumin
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper, or to taste
1/3 cup beer
8 ounces tilapia fillet , cut crosswise into 1-inch wide strips
2 teaspoons vegetable oil
4 corn tortillas, warmed


To prepare salsa: Combine tomato, onion, jalapeno, lime juice to taste, kosher salt and pepper in a medium bowl. Stir in avocado and cilantro. Add cayenne (if using).

To prepare tacos: Combine flour, cumin, salt and cayenne in a medium bowl. Whisk in beer to create a batter.

Coat tilapia pieces in the batter. Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Letting excess batter drip back into the bowl, add the fish to the pan; cook until crispy and golden, 2 to 4 minutes per side. Serve the fish with tortillas and the salsa.


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