Everyday Mom's Meals: Soul Food Saturday

Saturday, March 29, 2014

Soul Food Saturday

There is something about having amusement park themed food that always brings back the memory of being there. On one of our trips to Six Flags Magic Mountain we had the most delicious fried fish we’d ever had. Jalapeno was hidden in the batter, how could you possibly go wrong with that? Not one way we could think of. So after some time of thinking it over I had to recreate it at home. This recipe feeds a crowd, so grab some friends this one will be a ride to remember!

Jalapeno Beer Battered Tilapia
3 lbs Tilapia fillets
½ c. dark beer
½ c. pickled jalapeno juice
½ c. water
½ c. diced pickled jalapenos
1 box beer batter fish fry 
Flour for dusting
Salt and pepper to taste
Oil for frying

In a large pan add approx 1 inch of oil to 370 degrees. In a medium sized bowl mix beer batter, beer, jalapeno juice, and water. Stir to combine. Add chopped jalapenos and mix. Add flour to shallow dish approx 1 cup will work fine, add salt and pepper. Then stir gently to combine. Coat each fillet with a light layer of flour. Tap gently to remove excess, and then dip into batter, coating both sides evenly.
Add each piece slowly to the heated oil, being careful not to crowd the pan. Cook until golden brown and cooked through. About 8-10 minutes. Serve hot, with more jalapenos or your favorite dipping sauce.

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