Border Grill Crispy Alaska Fish
Tacos with Chipotle Honey Salsa
Crispy strips of Alaskan pollock served in warm corn tortillas with an out-of-this-world Baja Sauce.
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour, plus extra for dusting
1 to 2 teaspoons cayenne pepper, to taste
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
1 1/2 teaspoons sugar
3/4 teaspoon baking powder
1 1/2 cups beer
4 cups peanut oil, for frying
1 1/2 pounds wild Alaska Pollock, cut into 2-ounce strips
12 small (4 to 6-inch) corn tortillas, warmed*
Shredded green cabbage,
* To warm, dip corn tortillas in water, shaking off excess. Toast, in batches, in a nonstick pan over moderate heat, about 1 minute per side. Wrap in towel to keep warm.
Chipotle Honey Salsa
3 canned chipotle chiles in adobo sauce
1 tomato, cored and cut in quarters
1/2 small onion, sliced
1 clove garlic
1/2 cup water
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup honey
2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
2 cups high-quality, store-bought salsa fresca
1 cup crema or sour cream
1 lime, juiced
Salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
In a medium bowl, combine flour, cayenne, salt, sugar, and baking powder. Add
beer all at once and whisk until smooth. Set aside for 10 minutes.
Meanwhile, in a large pot, heat oil to 350 degrees F.
Dust Alaska Pollock strips with flour, tossing to coat evenly. Pat to remove
excess flour, and then, a few at a time, drop the fish strips first into the batter,
and then into the hot oil. Fry until lightly golden and crispy, about 2 minutes.
Remove with a slotted spoon and drain on paper towels.
To assemble tacos: Place warm tortillas on a work surface. Line each with shredded
cabbage and strips of crispy fish. Serve immediately, topped with a generous drizzle
of Chipotle Honey Salsa and spoonful of Baja Sauce.
Chipotle Honey Salsa: In a small saucepan, bring chiles, tomato, onion, garlic,
water, and salt to a boil and reduce to a simmer. Cook for 15 minutes, covered,
and then puree in a blender until smooth. Transfer to a small bowl and add honey
Serve at room temperature.
Baja Sauce: Combine ingredients. Taste and adjust seasonings as necessary.
Serves 4 | Prep time 30 minutes | Cook time 15 minutes
Nutrients per serving: Nutrients per serving: 626 calories, 17g total fat,
5g saturated fat, 24% calories from fat, 134mg cholesterol, 38g protein, 76g carbohydrate,
5g fiber, 1400mg sodium, 87mg calcium and 660mg omega-3 fatty acids