Baja Fish Tacos

Total Time:
32 min
Prep:
20 min
Cook:
12 min

Yield:
4 to 6 servings
Level:
Intermediate

Ingredients
  • White Sauce:
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 4 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon garlic salt
  • Fish Tacos:
  • Oil
  • 2 packages Tempura Batter Mix
  • 1 can beer
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 24 ounces boneless cod, cut into 2-inch pieces
  • 6 corn tortillas
  • 2 cups shredded cabbage
  • 2 limes
Directions
Watch how to make this recipe For the sauce:

Mix all ingredients together and set aside.

Preheat a fryer or a deep pot halfway filled with oil to 375 degrees F.

Mix 1 of the packages of batter, but only use 1/2 the required amount of water and use beer for the remaining amount instead. Add the beer until the batter becomes almost like a heavy cream consistency.

Using the other package of batter add salt and garlic powder, coat cod pieces with the dry mix, then dip into prepared batter. Deep-fry for about 3 minutes, or until golden brown and cooked through.

Place fried cod pieces on warmed corn tortillas, add white sauce to fish, a little shredded cabbage and a squeeze of lime, to taste.

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love to follow this up with some key lime pie! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I went to fishermans market and grill. I loved the fish tacos, they were FANTASTIC!!!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made this meal for my family and it came out great. They absolutely loved it. Thanks for the awesome recipe!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made this for me and my dad, and it was fantastic!!! Definitely serve with some salsa and extra limes!! Thanks so much for the recipe!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was really good, I seasoned the cabbage with Mirin, lime and toasted sesame oil, added Adobe to the mayo and didn't add the milk since we were out. I added mexican chili powder to season the fish and the batter and didn't have to coat the fish with dry mix prior to dipping. LOVED IT! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I haven't had fish tacos this good since I left California 3 years ago! I didn't have any tempura batter so I substituted it with panko breadcrumbs instead and I cut the recipe in 1/2 since only my husband and I were going to eat it. I also added a hint of cayenne to spice up the sauce. We we each had 3 tacos and it was absolutely delicious! This will definitely be something I make on a monthly basis : The mayo by itself isn't phenomonal but when you combine everything together it's pretty darn good! Highly recommended you try this.... item not reviewed by moderator and published
The fish was crisp and delicious and the sauce was outstanding. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made the sauce a bit different, as I don't ever keep mayo in my house. I used one container of plain greek yogurt and it turned out really really good! As for the fish...I don't eat fried food, so it was pan seared and served in a homemade corn tortilla-yum! item not reviewed by moderator and published
The taste was okay. Baja fish tacos are NOT made with mayonnaise so the name is deceiving. It was a so so good fish taco. Somewhat ruined by the sauce. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Let me just say for the white sauce, I have turned many non fish tacos lovers into die hard fans. It's delicious. If you take anything out of this receipe, let it be this!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
My husband and I really enjoyed this. I like things a little spicy so I added a little chipotle in adobo sauce to my sauce and it was great too. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Love these! Made them for Super Bowl last year and I was amazed how these rival restaurant-style fried fish tacos! I did add some ice to the batter, as usually recommended when using tempura powder to fry, as it's supposed to make it extra crispy. You can also use this same batter to do baja-style fried shrimp tacos with great results! The white sauce is wonderful - you could probably use lime and lemon interchangeably in this recipe if that appealed to you. I served this with fresh pico de gallo and tapatio on the side along with the lime wedges. Thanks for a keeper! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made this recipe tonight for me and my 4 year old granddaughter and they were FANTASTIC! I did make a few changes not in the recipe for the fish or sauce I just added a few of my own touches. To the sauce I added about a tbs of fresh chopped cilantro and a couple of dashes of lousianna hot sauce. I will definately make these for my fiance when he comes home. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made the tacos look like the picture. Wow! What a great meal. That sauce was amazing and sooo simple. I didn't think it was anything special just tasting it. But when I put it on the tacos it was sensational. made everything come alive. I use it to make great Cole Slaw. Next on my agenda is on a hamburger. One day I am going to eat at that Fisherman's Market & Grill and I'm sure you know what I'm going to order. :) I saw their menu online and they have shrimp tacos too. Go to fishermans dot com and check out their menu. item not reviewed by moderator and published
My family doesn't like fish that much but I can always get them to eat this dish! item not reviewed by moderator and published
These tacos are the best at the resturant and at home.....Me an my fiance love when chef Ozzy and Ruben prepare our food...Try the Ozzy special it will get your mouth excited . item not reviewed by moderator and published
I love Baja Fish Tacos,but didn't have any fish so I used frozen Gortons Fish Tendors and my family loved them,That says alot because my wife dosen't like fish.She especially loved the sauce. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I did this recipe almost similar to Rhonda of Murrieta in that I used the same tyoe of mayo, but for the fish I took Trader Joe's marinated Mahi-Mahi and grilled them on the BBQ. I made the sauce and I decided to add a few shakes of Chipotle Tabasco (approx. 1/8 tsp?) for a little zest (perfect!). I also made my own Pico de Gallo which consisted of onion, Mancini roasted jalapeno peppers, fresh cilantro and roma tomatoes - all of which were diced up, added some salt and garlic powder and then let it sit in the frig for a little while before serving. It all turned out so awesome that I will definitely make this again! My guests were extremely impressed!! I may even try Trader Joe's chimchurri salmon as another variation. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I actually grill or pan saute the fish (it is healthier that way) and I make the white sauce with light or fat free mayo. I add pico de gallo on top. It still tastes great and you don't have to feel guilty eating it. item not reviewed by moderator and published
does anyone have a suggestion of what i could use instead of the beer for the batter part? we dont drink so i don't have beer in the house. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was sooooooo Yummy!!! I made some pico de gallo w/ jalepino to add on top. I cant wait to make this for friends and family! Oh, and I used Tilapia instead of cod. Perfect dinner! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I take a very quick weekday shortcut and buy panko-battered fish in the frozen section. But this is the combo I use every week when we have fish tacos. The sauce is so easy, tangy and delicious and it's easy to adjust the spice level thanks to the garlic salt. The fresh shredded cabbage is a perfect contrast to the fried fish and sauce. Delicious! Love it! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This recipe was great!! Here's a couple ideas for you to make the recipe even better...#1 Add some Old Bay seasoning to the tempura batter mix. #2 finely chop a jalapeno and add it to the white sauce #3 Set the sauce in the refrigerator while you prepare your fish so all of the flavors come together. #4 prepare a pico de gallo to eat with the tacos #5 use a wheat beer. If you do all of these things you will have a restaurant quality meal that your guest or family are sure to love. item not reviewed by moderator and published
These tacos are the best! I have made them several times. I have a couple of extra tips. A mexican blend shredded cheese and pico de gallo are great toppers. For the beer batter, if you substitute a sparkling water instead of still water, the batter will turn out a lot nicer. I tried this the last time I made these and the difference was huge and delicious. Enjoy! item not reviewed by moderator and published
We love fish tacos, so thought we would try out this recipe. I figured the fish and batter itself seemed pretty basic...but the sauce sounded odd. After I made the sauce, tried it alone and thought "yuk" and didn't think it would be any good. Suprisingly the sauce with the combination of the fish and cabbage and corn tortillas was awesome! My kids loved it so much they begged me to make it again the next day. I agree that spicing up the sauce a little might make it even better and a little cilantro would be great to add. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made this for my family and they loved it! I added cilnatro to the white sauce and used catfish instead of cod. This is a great recipe! Reminds me of the fish tacos we ate while in Mexico! item not reviewed by moderator and published
THIS IS EXCELLANT item not reviewed by moderator and published
The white sauce made the dish! I've also used it on grilled fish tacos with a simple southwestern slaw -- very good! item not reviewed by moderator and published
very easy to make and great taste, it made my husband like fish. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Fish tacos are one of my fav. meals. This was a pretty good recipe, not my favorite, but definitely good. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Although this recipe was very good I think it could use a little more spice. I thought the sauce was very good though and I would definitely make that again. item not reviewed by moderator and published
i loooove fish tacos but since i moved from ca to tn havent been able to find any. These were great. My husband wanted me to make them again the next day, and hes very hard to impress.The white sauce was great too. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was so good! My husband can't get enough of them. Go easy on the sauce though, you don't need a lot. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I agree, the white sauce is superb. These are so quick and easy and very delicious. item not reviewed by moderator and published
These were so awesome! I followed the recipe but had some fresh salmon that I used instead of the cod but still turned out fabulous! Also, I added some chopped cilantro to the white sauce and it gave it a wonderful added kick. item not reviewed by moderator and published
My husband and I love fish tacos but I was a little leary about making them at home because I could never seem to get the sauce right. Well, here is a great recipe that is pretty simple and great for a light weeknight dinner. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is a delicious meal. I made a little pico de gallo on the side too and it was sooooo good! My husband is still making another plate in the kitchen. I used Tilapia instead of the cod and it was inexpensive to make, too! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was my first time making or having these at home. I had only had them out for dinner. I have to say there was minimal prep work but I did most the night before and it was all worth it. These were better than most I have had out. My guests were very impressed. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made these and they are so good. Like the white sauce. I made some battered and some with steamed fish. I did use the cod. I liked it both ways. Just like I use to get in Cypress, CA. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Very easy to make...tasty and delicious. Instead of frying my own fish..I used battercrisp cod and just baked it. Worked perfectly. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made this last night and highly recommend it. I used fresh grouper instead of cod and added hot sauce to the white sauce. Everyone loved it. I will definitely make it again. item not reviewed by moderator and published
My husband and I moved to Chicago from California and missed Rubio's Fish Tacos. This was a pretty close match. It was just missing Rubio's salsa. I would definitely recommend this recipe. The white sauce is fabulous!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
The white sauce is amazing! item not reviewed by moderator and published
looks easy item not reviewed by moderator and published
Fun and relatively easy to make. They take a little time to prep, but it is can be an enjoyable process that is worth it. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I first tried these at a friends home and liked them so much I downloaded the recipe and tried it myself. I have made it a few times since. The white sauce can be made ahead to free up time when preparing fish. The white sauce is so good that it is also a great dipping sauce for vegetables. The cod is the perfect fish for this. Now it is hard to eat fish tacos anywhere else as these are so good. update: I now regularly make this dish. These are the best fish tacos! Everyone I have made them for has loved them and asked for the recipe. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Followed the recipe as directed, and used corn tortillas (a must) with some pepper jack, and my teen and I agreed this is awesome. Put it right in my recipe box for another day!! Using a little cilantro, and you're near the border. item not reviewed by moderator and published
i have picky eaters in my family and they love this tacos! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Made these fish tacos for the in-laws and, they LOVED them... item not reviewed by moderator and published

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