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Tuesday, August 11, 2009

The best fish tacos in the dare I say...world?

My mother is a fabulous gourmet cook. Ever since I can remember we have been having dinner as a family every night, despite the soccer, tennis, gymnastic practices, art lessons, sailing classes and otherwise chaotic and packed school nights. I have enjoyed and been spoiled by her countless amazing and delicious recipes. So when I say I am about to give you my favorite dinner recipe it means something rather significant. So here you are, the BEST fish taco recipe I have ever eaten.

Beer Battered Fish Tacos

Beer Batter Recipe:
1 cup flour
1 cup beer
1 large egg
1 teaspoon corn starch
1 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 teaspoon baking soda

mix egg and beer and then stir in dry ingredients. Dip fish in batter and fry. Try a white cod. It also helps if the fish is slightly frozen and not fresh, it holds together better in the oil.

Slaw Topping:
Thinly slice cabbage, green onion, and cilantro.
Boil 1 cup of sugar & 1 cup vinegar add 1 cup olive oil and pour on cabbage. (usually don't pour all of it on)

Sour cream sauce:
Sour cream + lime juice + lots of chopped cilantro

Refried Beans:
Put a couple slices of bacon in a large pot. Once crispy remove bacon, keep grease hot and add canned boiled pinto beans. Add chopped bacon bits and mash until the right consistency. simmer all for 5-10 minutes, continue to stir and watch for burning.

Toppings: Sliced radish, green onion, lime, cilantro