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Tacos Estilo Baja

Ingredients

  • 4 homemade corn tortillas
  • 4 ounces beer battered mahi mahi (recipe below)
  • Mexican cole slaw (recipe below)
  • Beer Battered Fish Ingredients
  • 4 ounces mahi mahi
  • Salt to taste
  • Breadcrumbs, for dusting
  • Beer batter (recipe below)
  • Beer Batter Ingredients
  • 1 1/2 cups bread mixture (recipe below)
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1-12 ounce bottle Negra Modelo or your favorite beer
  • 2 cups water
  • Bread Mixture Ingredients
  • 4 cups day old bread, toasted and ground
  • 3/4 cups flour
  • 3/4 cups maseca
  • Mexican Cole Slaw Ingredients
  • 1 cup Napa cabbage
  • 3/4 cup pico de gallo (recipe below)
  • 1/4 teaspoon minced onions and cilantro
  • 2 tablespoons chipotle aioli (recipe below)
  • 1/2 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon honey
  • Salt to taste
  • Pico de Gallo Ingredients
  • 1 cup red tomatoes, diced
  • 1 cup white onions, diced
  • 1/4 cup cilantro, finely chopped
  • Chipotle Ailoi Ingredients
  • 12 ounces canola/olive oil blend
  • 1-6 ounce can chipotles in oil
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 1/4 tablespoons lemon juice
  • Salt to taste
  • 3/4 tablespoon honey

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Serves:

4

Just reading the description for these amazing tacos will make you hungry! If you are feeling kitchen-adventurous, then give it a try.

This recipe provided by Mercadito Restaurant.

See our video and restaurant review, too.

Preparation

  1. Heat corn tortillas in a skillet.
  2. Top each tortilla with beer battered fish and cole slaw.
  3. Beer Battered Fish:
  4. Heat canola oil in a skillet or deep fryer until hot.
  5. Season fish with salt then dust with breadcrumbs.
  6. Dip fish in beer batter then place in oil.
  7. Fry until golden brown.
  8. Beer Batter:
  9. Whisk all ingredients together until there are no lumps.
  10. Bread Mixture:
  11. Combine all ingredients well.
  12. Mexican Cole Slaw:
  13. Toss all ingredients well and season with salt to taste.
  14. Pico de Gallo:
  15. Combine all ingredients and mix well.
  16. Chipotle Ailoi:
  17. Blend 8 ounces oil with the chipotles in a blender.
  18. Beat egg yolk in a food processor then slowly drizzle remaining oil into yolk to create an emulsified base. Blend lemon juice, salt, and honey into mixture then slowly blend in chipotle/oil mixture until well combined.