It's hit or miss finding fish for me, though the local grocery has a wonderful meat/seafood department and the workers there are always super helpful and love making suggestions. When I was recommended to try the fresh Icelandic Cod, I went for it. Cod generally fries up decently. What I didn't expect was how delicious this cod is. Seriously, delicious. Apparently the Arctic water really helps with that, as it's pretty pure. Nice.
I am now obsessed with getting the Icelandic Cod whenever I can convince hubby to whip up some delicious beer batter. Oh, yes. The other part of this post.... THE BEER BATTER. Hubby created a beer batter recipe on his own that I love. We've tried it with a few beers and found that heffeweisen or a pilsner work the best. Better yet, especially on the pocket book, Labatt Blue is delicious in this. You don't have to go expensive to make a good beer batter! The beer batter is essential to me, as I LOVE a good beer batter. Unfortunately, box mixes have so much garbage in them it isn't funny, and I don't want garbage being fed to my kids.
Luckily for everyone, this is super easy, super delicious, and has minimal ingredients.
1t baking powder
8-12oz beer (heffeweisen or pilsner are our preferred)
*Hubby has determined that 10oz is his favourite amount of beer to use thus far.
Beer Battered Fish
- 2 lbs. Fresh Cod cut into strips lengthwise
- Coconut or Sunflower oil (Enough to cover half way up the fish – amount varies depending on size of pan)
- Mix ingredients together in a bowl
- Lightly coat fish in corn starch
- Heat oil (sunflower or coconut oil) in a frying pan
- Dredge fish in the batter and put in hot pan
- Fry fish until batter is dark brown and flip over to fry other side (roughly 7 minutes total, though varies for the thickness of the fish)
- Place on a paper plate (lined with paper towel to help absorb the grease) and add the next strips of fish.
- Repeat until fish is cooked
Batter makes enough for coating approximately 2 pounds of fish.