Baja Fish Tacos

Lately I’ve been pretty obsessed with fish tacos! There is a local place that has the best fish tacos that I’ve tasted here on the east coast. To be fair, I have only tried a handful of places in the area, and I’m sure there are some food trucks in the city that would easily win.

Am I the only one who craves something on the days when restaurants are closed and I can’t have them? Tonight, I decided to give this recipe a go. Happy to say they were worth the $15 I spent on ingredients, we have plenty for lunch tomorrow, and they’re officially Sam-approved!


  • Fish (I used catfish because it’s what we had in the freezer, but I think the recipe actually calls for Cod fish)
  • Cole slaw (you can make your own with shredded cabbage, but we bought pre-made to save time)
  • 2-3 Limes
  • 2-3 chipotle Chiles in adobo sauce (canned/chopped)
  • 2-3 tsp of Chile juice from above ingredient ^
  • Unbleached/all-purpose flour
  • One can of beer (your choice!)
  • Salt/pepper
  • Mayonnaise
  • Fresh cilantro
  • Red onion
  • Parsley
  • Garlic clove (chopped)
  • Vegetable oil
  • Corn/flour tortillas


Combine ¾ cup of mayonnaise with your chiles, 2-3 tsp of chile sauce, and squeeze juice from 1-2 limes. Add in one loosely-chopped clove of garlic, salt and pepper for the baja sauce – and obviously taste test in-between 😉 Set aside in the refrigerator.

Begin heating your vegetable oil in a frying pan while you slice your fish into 3-4 inch strips.


In a separate bowl, combine 1 cup of flour with one cup of beer (This part is super fun to watch as it bubble up – thank you science). Don’t forget salt and pepper. Dip your fish slices in the beer batter and fry away on medium heat! (Seriously stay on medium because the oil pops are SCARY).


Chop your red onion, cilantro, and cabbage (if you’re making your own cole claw), and set aside.



Make an adorable table setting to display all of the toppings, and build your fish tacos!


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These are literally the only steps I took, and dinner was ready in 30-40 minutes including the time I spent at Walmart, and I seriously felt satisfied with my taco fix tonight!

I don’t love to cook, so I really like finding recipes that work for me, my schedule, and take little to no effort! Sam and I both work full-time and are tired by the time we get home. This meal might not be the healthiest, but it’s easy and delicious!

If you try this, let me know how it turns out and if you changed anything! I love input and tips for altering the food that I do make and recipes that have been passed along from others.

Like I said, we need to start a recipe exchange!

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3 thoughts on “Baja Fish Tacos

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    1. thank you! Yeah, keeping ingredients on-hand is key, but I haven’t quite mastered the whole “meal-prep” thing yet. I pretty much decide in the morning what I think I’m feeling for dinner. I like a little adventure in the kitchen, and I like surprising Sam 🙂


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