Beer-Battered Tilapia with Mango Salsa

Fall 2004, The EatingWell Healthy in a Hurry Cookbook (2006), The EatingWell Diabetes Cookbook (2005)

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Lovers of fried fish get the taste without all the calories in this recipe. Seasoned whole-wheat flour improves the usual fish-and-chips batter. A good pilsner or lager makes this dish taste best—and since you only need 1/2 cup, there's some left over for the cook to enjoy.

"Loved both the fish and the salsa. Have made it several times since discovering it and my family doesn't even realize it is good for them! "
Beer-Battered Tilapia with Mango Salsa

17 Reviews for Beer-Battered Tilapia with Mango Salsa


Loved the fact that the fish tastes deep fried, but it's not. Tried to make this dish with a different batter recipe and it didn't turn out as well as this one. You don't need to make the salsa, but it is a wonderful addition to the fish. Saving this one for sure!

Pretty good!

I just cooked this for my family for dinner. My sister thought it was only all right, my dad didn't like it (but he doesn't like beer.) My mom and I both liked it a lot. Mom especially enjoyed the mango salsa. But because I'd never sliced a mango before, that was easily the hardest part about this meal. If you aren't familiar with slicing mangos, I recommend buying pre-sliced if you can find it!

The fish was a bit bland and could do with more salt and seasoning. I was on the conservative side with the cayenne because I can't stand spicy food, but I'll probably kick it up next time I make this to boost the flavor. Also, I had trouble with the batter falling off the fish when turning it, but I found that brushing the top of the fish with a bit more batter while it was cooking helped it solidify a bit before flipping the fish over again to brown the newly added batter, plus this added more flavor.

Good batter and fish

The batter was really good I used guiness. My first batch turned out great but for some reason the batter fell off of the second. Mango salsa was good but I think I may be allergic so won't be finishing that.

helpful tip

To those of you who could not find the mango salsa....if you look to the right of the recipe, (in the green lettering) you will see a heading "You Might also Like", under that heading is the mango salsa. I hope that helps you out.

Delicious and light

I like the batter in this recipe as an alternative to my fish and chips batter, which is thick and heavy. I like to use this recipe for my fish tacos. When you're done, simply heat up some corn tortillas, wrap the tilapia in them with some chopped cabbage and the mango salsa, and you have some delicious, light tacos!

Light batter, but very flavorful

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