16 Reviews

These are pretty good and a different way to eat fried fish. We all especially liked the cilantro/sour cream sauce! I've prepared this two ways: First just as it's written. I found that if you're not using a deep fryer, the battered fish pieces don't fry as well. All of that batter makes for a really messy skillet! We liked the taste so well though, until I tried something different the second time. Here, I battered, then slightly refloured, and chilled the pieces in the fridge prior to frying. The fish turned out so much better and things weren't as messy. Also, we've used both flour and corn tortillas and like the flour ones better by far for this recipe...personal preference. Sorry this is so long, but we did enjoy it and I will prepare it again. Thanks for submitting.

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Freda2 Brown August 21, 2003

I would give this five stars if the recipe did not use "taco seasoning" It is so easy to make your own and you can adjust it to your taste. The spices would be chile powder, cumin, oregano, a bit of garlic salt, salt, and top the taco with fresh cilantro. Don't use fresh cilantro in your cooking it will lose its flavor if you cook it more than 5 minutes. If you are using frozen fish, cut it while it is frozen it is easier. It will thaw quickly after cutting. If your fish is greasy, your oil is not hot enough. I cook mine at about 400 to 425 degrees and drain the bites on paper towels. I use a long handle slotted spoon and I gently stir the bites once or twice as they fry. I use a deep fryer or a 4 quart saucepan. Make sure the oil is fresh and hot enough and add your pieces of battered fish. When the fish is floating and golden brown it is ready. We top our fish tacos with pico de gallo.

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I_Fortuna April 30, 2013

I used red snapper and only covered the bottom of the pan to fry the fillets. Still, the fish was too greasy even after placing on paper towels. However, everything else was fantastic. I served black bean and corn salsa salad as a side. The only other issue we had was that we couldn't stop eating!

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sonomamama March 03, 2013

pretty good! the whole family enjoyed them.t he only thing that went wrong was that my fish was greasy but that was my fault....

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cookiemakin'mama March 11, 2010

These were delicious! I especially loved the cilantro-lime sour cream sauce. I also made salsa to go with them and shredded some romaine. The only problem I had was the beer batter was really thick so I just added more beer. Thanks for a great recipe!

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OneYetTwo September 06, 2009

These were excellent! I used the fresh sea bass my husband caught that day. For the batter I used half flour and half tempura mix and seasoned it with the taco seasoning as another reviewer had done. We loved the lime juice and cilantro in the sauce. Everything was superb! I used flour tortillas and added a bit of shredded cheese, which I know does not make it an authentic Baja fish taco, however that's what we prefer. So good we had them 2 nights in a row.

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RayMakMama July 02, 2009

I used tempura batter mix instead of plain flour and seasoned it with the taco seasoning. I squeezed lime juice on the pieces of whiting fish then dipped them in the batter. I followed the recipe from there and my husband loved them more than i thought he would. Thanks for posting!!

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mlao77 May 13, 2009

Thank you for putting up an authentic recipe!

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mellymell July 03, 2008

Fish batter is very yummy! Great flavor. I will cut the amount of lime juice in the sauce next time...it was a little too much for my family's taste. I also used crunchy shells as we like those better for fish tacos!

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Lonojo April 06, 2008

I did a trial run today for superbowl sunday==delicious,was gonna wait to review but dear,why wait,this is great...!!!!!!!!!!

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STARTERWIFE February 02, 2008
Baja Fish Tacos