Walleye Fish Tacos

A walleye fish taco, with greens, tomatoes, and a drizzle of sauce, sits on a square white plate.
This recipe is sponsored by Warpig Smokehouse

Walleye fish tacos are beer-battered and deep-fried, then topped with fresh veggies then a creamy mayonnaise and sour cream sauce. Often referred to as “Baja-style”, you’ll love these fresh and crisp tacos. They are great for a crowd when everyone can assemble their own tacos with their favorite toppings.

Walleye fish is a freshwater fish known for its unique flavor and flaky flesh. If you can’t find walleye, yellow perch is a great substitute. You can even try cod or halibut in a pinch.

If you like your tacos with a bit of heat, try mixing a little smoky chipotle sauce into the creamy mayonnaise dressing. Or, serve the tacos with thinly sliced fresh jalapeno peppers or pickled peppers. Fresh salsa and guacamole are also a nice addition to the tacos.

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A pile of golden brown fried walleye fish pieces are piled on a plate.
Deep fry the fish until the batter is golden brown and the flish inside is flaky.
A closeup shot of a walleye fish taco with fried fish pieces, tomatoes, cilantro, and a drizzle of sauce.
Drizzle the assembled tacos with the mayonnaise and sour cream sauce.
A walleye fish taco, with greens, tomatoes, and a drizzle of sauce, sits on a square white plate.
Finish assembling the tacos by topping with tomatoes and sauce.

Walleye Fish Tacos Recipe

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This recipe is sponsored by Warpig Smokehouse.
A walleye fish taco, with greens, tomatoes, and a drizzle of sauce, sits on a square white plate.
Walleye fish tacos are beer-battered and deep-fried, then topped with fresh veggies and creamy mayonnaise and sour cream sauce.
Preparation 30 minutes
Cook 5 minutes
Ready in 35 minutes
Servings 4 Servings
CourseDinner
InfluenceMexico
DifficultySeasoned
MethodDeep Fry
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Ingredients

Beer Batter

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 cup dark Mexican beer

Taco Sauce

  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1 tablespoon ground cumin
  • 1 lime juiced
  • salt and pepper to taste

Walleye Tacos

  • 1 pound walleye fillets
  • 1 sweet onion chopped
  • 24 corn tortillas
  • 2 to 3 Roma tomatoes chopped
  • 1 bunch fresh cilantro leaves chopped

Equipment

  • deep fryer

Directions

Beer Batter

  • Mix the flour, salt, and pepper in a medium bowl. While whisking, gradually add the beer. Set aside and let the batter rest for 15 minutes before using.

Taco Sauce

  • In a medium bowl, combine the mayonnaise, sour cream, cumin, and lime. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Set aside.

Walleye Tacos

  • Preheat a deep fryer to 350 degrees F (177 degrees C).
  • Cut the fish fillets into 1-inch (2 ½ cm) cubes. Coat the chunks in the beer batter, letting any excess drip off.
  • Deep fry the fish until golden brown, 2 to 3 minutes. Drain on paper towels and season to taste with salt and pepper.
  • Warm the tortillas on a griddle or in a skillet, over medium heat, until warmed through and starting to brown, 1 to 2 minutes per side.
  • Divide the fish between the tortillas, then top with the chopped onions, tomatoes, and cilantro. Drizzle with the sauce and serve immediately.

Nutritional Information

Serving: -1gSodium: 1071mgCalcium: 224mgVitamin C: 15mgVitamin A: 567IUSugar: 8gFiber: 12gPotassium: 1060mgCholesterol: 75mgCalories: 836kcalTrans Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 8gPolyunsaturated Fat: 15gSaturated Fat: 8gFat: 33gProtein: 35gCarbohydrates: 105gIron: 5mg

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