Beer Battered Fish Tacos With Pickled Onion & Cucumber

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"This recipe is So YUM. Developed by foodnetwork chef Sunny Anderson from foodnetwork. I crave it often."

Original recipe yields 4-5 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (645 g)
  • Calories 621.2
  • Total Fat - 2.6 g
  • Saturated Fat - 0.4 g
  • Cholesterol - 68 mg
  • Sodium - 3736.5 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 99.8 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 4.7 g
  • Sugars - 42.9 g
  • Protein - 41.2 g
  • Calcium - 123.9 mg
  • Iron - 3.5 mg
  • Vitamin C - 23 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.4 mg

Step 1

Fill a large pot with oil halfway up the pot. Heat oil to 350 degrees F. Preheat grill.

Step 2

In a medium bowl, mix together 1 cup flour, cumin, cayenne, and salt. Slowly whisk in beer until thick, but not runny. Dredge fish in remaining flour first, then dunk in the batter. Fry in batches until golden brown, about 5 minutes. Drain on paper-toweled lined plate.

Step 3

Meanwhile, grill tortillas on grill.

Step 4

Serve fish in tortillas topped with Quick-Pickled Onion and Cucumber.

Step 5

Quick-Pickled Onion and Cucumber:.

Step 6

In a medium saucepan, bring to a boil the vinegar, sugar, water, and salt. Add onions and cucumber and continue to cook a few minutes more. Remove from heat, add chile, and transfer to a bowl.

Step 7

Let cool slightly then chill covered, for at least 1 hour.

Step 8

Toss in the tomato and cilantro, 5 minutes before serving. Yields: 6 cups.

Tips & Variations

No special items needed.



What a delicious lunch we had. Great flavors with some heat to make it interesting. I loved the pickled onions mix and all the flavors blended so good together. I am saving this for future use!

review by:
(27 Feb 2021)

Seaside Helene

Total hit here! I left out the hot peppers to satisfy my squemish family, but they were delish! We loved the pickled veggies and the other flavors together were wonderful! Saving!!

review by:
(30 Jan 2021)


I used pollock and it worked for me. We absolutely adored our lunch! So tasty and delicious with fresh fillets. So yummy with that pickled topping!

(16 Jan 2021)


This recipe makes really delicious fish tacos. It makes a huge amount. We had 4 people eating and there is 1/2 of everything left. The batter on the fish is really good. We left out the really spicy stuff. We used filet of sole, store didn't have any tilapia. The Pickled Onion and Cucumber mixture is really good. It was amazing how fast the cucumber became pickles. We had a problem getting the breading crisp but my DH thinks he didn't have the temp quite right.

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(4 Feb 2020)