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Thanks to Costco, I always seem to have salmon or tilapia in my freezer. I probably make fish once a week, which means I’m always looking for new recipes for either types of fish. Last week, I was searching for tilapia recipes on the computer and came across this amazing recipe from The Rookie Chef. It fits my criteria for a perfect recipe: easy, fast, and the results were outstanding. Here’s the recipe:
  • Tilapia filets
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup of beer (I used Molson 67, of course)
  • Vegetable oil for frying


  • In a large bowl, combine flour, baking powder, and salt.

step 1

  • In another bowl blend the egg and beer together

step 2

then quickly stir into the flour mixture.

  • Don’t worry if the batter is a little lumpy (seriously…it’s lumpy)

Lumpy Batter (but it’s all good)

  • Heat oil (about 1/4 to 1/2 inch in a skillet) in a frying pan until extremely hot
  • Now lightly dust your tilapia filets and dunk into your beer batter mix
  • Fry until golden and crisp, then drain on paper towels

The fish was moist moist moist and no one had any fish left on their plates after the meal. Definitely a good sign!!


PS. Costco had haddock on sale this week. Anyone have a good recipe to share?

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One Response to “A Wicked Recipe: Beer Battered Tilapia”

  1. December 8th, 2012 at 15:58 | #1

    This batter looks great; I will definitely try it myself. One of my favourite ways to cook fish is in parchment paper. Heat oven to 400F. Place halibut or haddock filets on parchment paper. Cut up about 4 green onions to 1/4″ pieces then place on top of fish. Sprinkle about a tsp. of dried basil over fish, drizzle with a bit of olive oil and lemon juice. Grind fresh black pepper on top. Fold parchment paper into packets and bake for about 20-25 minutes.

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