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Fish Tacos


Fish Tacos

I prefer to use a light white fish like snapper for these tacos, but cod is always an excellent choice as well.

© 2008 Ashley Skabar, licensed to About.com, Inc.
This is a fun dairy-free meal that just screams of warm weather and summer. This recipe calls for my Dairy-Free Creamy Dill Sauce, which takes mere minutes to make and can be made in advance if you wish to serve your tacos with a cold sauce.

Makes 8-10 tacos

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 30 minutes


  • 1 cup whole wheat pastry flour, plus more for dredging
  • 2 T. cornstarch
  • ¾ t. baking powder
  • ½ t. salt
  • 1cup light beer
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  • Oil, for frying
  • 1 pound white fish fillets, such as red snapper or cod, cut into 2” pieces
  • 8-10 corn tortillas
  • Mixed baby greens (about 2-4 cups, according to preference)
  • 4 medium-sized tomatoes, sliced
  • 1 cup sliced cucumbers
  • 1/3 cup chopped green onions
  • 1 Recipe Dairy-Free Creamy Dill Sauce (see head note)
  • Fresh dill, for garnishing


In a small mixing bowl, sift together the flour, cornstarch, baking powder and salt until combined. Add about ¼ cup of the beer at a time, stirring well. Add the egg and stir until incorporated.

2. Heat several inches of oil in a medium-sized stock pot or deep-fryer to 375 F. Dredge the pieces of fish in a small amount of flour. Dunk the floured pieces in the batter until well coated and drop into the hot oil, cooking for about 2 minutes, or until evenly browned. Using a slotted spatula, transfer the cooked pieces of fish to a plate lined with a paper towel.

3. Drop the tortillas into the hot oil one at a time for about 10-20 seconds each, or until just lightly browned. Remove tortillas with a slotted spatula and transfer to a plate lined with a paper towel.

4. While the tortillas are still warm, fold them slightly and fill them with greens, followed by the cooked fish, tomatoes, cucumbers and green onions. Top with dairy-free creamy dill sauce, garnish with fresh dill, and serve.

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