Ginger Beer Battered Fish & Chips

19 February 2015
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19 February 2015, Comments: 0

Ginger Beer Battered Fish & Chips, and…

Fish Tacos Recipe for Leftovers

Here’s a recipe for beer batter to use with fish or onion rings. I used the Royal Jamaican Ginger Beer and gluten-free flour.  

This is great served with homemade chips. I used a mandolin to slice potatoes and deep fried them before the fish to avoid a fishy taste to the chips.   Season your chips with salt and pepper and serve with a creamy coleslaw.   

I have also included a recipe for using any leftover fish to make fish tacos.

Ginger Beer Battered Fish

IngredientsPhoto 2013-03-15 5 54 35 PM

2 quarts vegetable oil for frying
4 (4 ounce) fillets fish (I used mahi mahi)
1 cup all-purpose flour (gluten-free if you need that)
2 tablespoons garlic powderIMG_1271
2 tablespoons smoked paprika
add some of your favourite seasoning (I used herbs de Provence)
2 teaspoons salt
2 teaspoons ground black pepper
1 egg, beaten
8 fluid ounces can or bottle beer (I used the Royal Jamaican Ginger Beer)




IMG_1270Heat oil in a deep fryer to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Rinse fish and pat dry

Combine flour, garlic powder, smoked paprika, salt and pepper, and seasonings. Stir egg into dry ingredients. Gradually mix in beer until a thick batter is formed.

Lay fish fillet into batter and use a spoon to cover both sides with batter as necessary, then drop one at a time into hot oil.

Fry fish, turning once, until both sides are golden brown (about 3 minutes). Drain on paper towels, and serve warm.


Fish Tacos

With the leftover mahi mahi I made fish tacos the next day. They were great!

Sauce – mix five ingredients
Sesame seed oil
Za’atar with Pistachios from Dip-Sea Chicks
Old Bay Spice
Ground Ginger

Re-heat leftover beer battered fish

Build tacos corn tacos shells using:

Sliced Avocado – squeeze a little lime juice over the slices



Garnish with sesame seeds

The Beer

Here’s a bit about the beer from Sherbrooke’s Cooler Manager Stephen Bezan: “the Royal Jamaican Ginger Beer is made with locally-grown Jamaican ginger, Cascade hops, cane sugar, and just a touch of Royal Jamaican new crop rum.” It comes in a six-pack of 355 ml bottles and is 4.4% ABV.


Hi – My name is David Middleton. I work at Sherbrooke Liquor in Edmonton, Alberta and I’m passionate about sharing good food, wine and music. My Friday afternoon ritual is the highlight of my week! Here’s how it goes: • pick out a cool recipe • pair with a nice bottle of wine • mix some new music – I make a lot of playlists in iTunes! • set out my mise en place and start cookin’ Hope you enjoy!

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