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Key West Fish Tacos & Slaw

October 24, 2012

Living on the ocean has its perks. Fishing off our back deck happens to be one of them. Not only is it a great hobby for my hubby and our girls but we catch some pretty tasty fish, mainly mangrove and yellowtail snapper. At one point I was getting tired of fish and chips so I decided to make up a new recipe for our daily deck catch. My mom had given me this batter recipe for the fish and I combined a few great slaw recipes I read into a delicious dinner. The fish batter was like nothing I have ever been able to create at home, it was amazing! The beer really adds a great flavor to the batter and it helps the fish fry up so nice and crisp. Throw it on some warm tortillas and add your favorite taco toppings and you have a great summer feast.

English Pub Style Fish Beer Batter

2 CUPS ALL PURPOSE FLOUR
1 TABLESPOON BAKING POWDER
1 EGG
BEER or CLUB SODA (ENOUGH TO MAKE THICK BATTER) – I used almost a full bottle of Blue Moon
SALT & PEPPER TO TASTE

DREDGE FISH IN FLOUR FIRST AND THEN DIP IN BATTER, FRY AT 350 DEGREES – FLOATS WHEN DONE, TURN TILL GOLDEN ON BOTH SIDES

Tara’s Special Slaw

Take cabbage, fresh cilantro, red onion, green onion, sliced thinly, tossed with about 1/2 cup or more of mayo and fresh squeezed lime juice (to taste, I used 1 lime), a tiny bit of chopped canned jalepenos and garlic, to taste, and viola – homemade slaw that is the perfect companion for this fish. Modify as you like using purple cabbage, carrots, no peppers, more or less cilantro or onions, and top tacos with avocado and tomatoes too if you like.

oh and don’t laugh at my crappy pic above, I scarfed down 2 tacos and took a pic of half of one that was left, before I ate it all!

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