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Beer-battered Catfish Tacos



Beer Battered Catfish Tacos

Don't make these unless you are ready to get messy! We like to do these "build your own" style: all the ingredients out and you select what you want. We think the spiciness pairs nicely with a smooth pale ale (Andrew reccomends  Flying Dog Brewery's Classic Pale Ale).  These tacos are really tasty -- plus, they give us a chance to use up the Bud Light somebody left in our fridge at some point....

Homemade Salsa:
Combine the following ingredients in a bowl
-fresh cilantro (at least 4 sprigs, but the more the merrier!), minced
-1 tomato, diced but discard the mushy center
-1/4 of a red onion (about 2-3 slices), diced
-1/2 of a jalapeno -- make sure to cut out the seeds so it's not too spicy!
-1 clove garlic, minced or pressed
-1/2 of a lime worth of lime juice
-pinch of sugar (because everything is a little better with some sugar)
-sea salt and pepper to taste

Ingredients for the Fish:
-2 fillets of catfish
-1 1/2 cups flour
-1 tsp. paprika
-1/4 tsp. chili powder
-1 bottle or can of beer
-peanut oil (at least 2 cups)
- 4 tacos, either corn or flour

What to do for the Fish:
- heat the peanut oil 1-2 inches deep in a deep frying pan or dutch oven on high heat (allow at least 5 minutes to heat)
- combine flour, paprika and chili powder in a deep dish or bowl
- add beer to the mixture and stir
- soak each fillet in the mixture so that both sides are fully covered, then carefully place into hot oil
- flip fillets after 1 minute, and allow an extra 2-3 minutes to finish cooking through
- remove from oil and place on paper towels to cool
- slice into strips for tacos as desired

Our Recommended Toppings:
- sliced avacodo
- shredded cheddar
- red leaf lettuce
- sour cream
- extra cilantro

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