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Baja-Battered Fish


From EatingWell:  June/July 2005, EatingWell Serves Two

You may not think of fish as a taco ingredient, but the Mexican-inspired fish-taco craze is beginning to spread. Once you've had one, you'll understand. This recipe is a healthful version of the battered, deep-fried and crispy fish at Rossy's Tacos in Baja California.

8 servings, about 1 1/2 ounces each | Active Time: 40 minutes | Total Time: 40 minutes



  1. Place beer, all-purpose flour, whole-wheat flour, salt, oregano, mustard, cayenne and pepper in a blender; blend until smooth, scraping down the sides as necessary. Transfer the batter to a shallow baking dish. Add fish, turning to coat all sides.
  2. Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Transfer one-third of the battered fish to the pan, placing each piece into a little oil. Cook until golden brown, 3 to 4 minutes per side. Transfer cooked fish to a plate; keep warm. Add 1 tablespoon oil and half the remaining fish to the pan; cook as directed above, reducing the heat if necessary. Cook the remaining fish with the remaining 1 tablespoon oil. Serve immediately.


Per serving : 120 Calories; 6 g Fat; 0 g Sat; 3 g Mono; 33 mg Cholesterol; 4 g Carbohydrates; 11 g Protein; 0 g Fiber; 112 mg Sodium; 180 mg Potassium

Exchanges: 2 lean meat

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