Beer Battered Fish

Lately our motto in the kitchen has been to keep it simple! This beer battered fish is quick and easy and only takes about 15 minutes to make. We used Florida Beer Key West wheat beer in ours but any beer will do just fine. A simple squeeze of lemon finished this off and you're ready to enjoy. Serve with any of your favorite sides.

recipe by Ian Hunter / video by Craig Chapman

serves approximately 4 people



4 tilapia fillets

1 /2 Tbsp. cajon seasoning on each side of fish

1/4 Tbsp. of red pepper flakes on one side of each fillet

1 cup pancake mix

1 egg, beaten well

1/2 Tbsp. salt 

1/2 Tbsp. pepper

1/2 cup beer (any kind)

1 lemon (zest approximately 2 Tbsp. of peel then reserve remainder of lemon to serve with fish)

Enough vegetable oil in pan to cover half the fish.



Season fish fillets with cajun seasoning and red pepper flakes as instructed above.

In a large shallow bowl, mix together pancake mix, egg, lemon zest, salt and pepper.

Slowly incorporate beer in to mixture until you have a smooth but thick batter.

Heat oil on medium high. Test oil heat by putting a drop of batter in to the oil. It should sizzle and float on the top and begin to turn brown when your oil is hot enough.

Dip fish fillets in to batter coating each side well.

Fry on each side for approximately one and a half minutes. Remove from oil and drain on a paper towel.

Zest a small amount of lemon peel over finished fish for garnish.

Serve with lemon slices or wedges.

*beautiful handmade dishes by Common Stone Pottery in Downtown Melbourne, FL