Fish Tacos with Yum Yum Sauce

fish tacos

It’s Taco Tuesday, my favorite day of the week! My family just loves tacos because you can make them in so many ways. Today I’ve got some delicious beer-battered fish tacos with a simple slaw and a yummy addictive sauce to share with you that I made last week.

I found some shark on sale at my local grocery store, and fried it up in a simple beer batter. Any type of firm white fish will do though, like cod, mahi or grouper.

If your ever in doubt, just ask the person at the fish counter which fish is best for deep frying. For the slaw, I just used thinly sliced cabbage, matchstick carrots, onions, tomato and cilantro. Then I let it marinate in a little vinegar and lime juice. It couldn’t be easier.

tacos on white plate

For the sauce, I wanted to re-create a version of the Yum- yum or shrimp sauce served at Japanese steak houses. It’s also just known as white sauce, or that crazy addictive white sauce that people drown everything in cause it’s just that good.

This yum yum sauce is very close, except I added lime juice to compliment the fish. For a spicy kick, add a little Korean red pepper or cayenne pepper to the sauce.

tacos with yum yum sauce

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Yield: Serves 4

Fish Tacos with Yum Yum Sauce

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For Beer Battered Fish:
2 lbs firm white fish, cut in chunks (I used shark)
1 cup self-rising flour
1 cup beer (I used Blue Moon Valencia)
1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
vegetable oil for frying

For the slaw:
2 cups shredded cabbage
1/4 cup matchstick carrots
1/4 cup thinly sliced red onions
1/4 cup roughly chopped cilantro
1 medium tomato, diced
2 tablespoons rice wine vinegar
1/4 teaspoon salt
the juice of one lime

For Yum Yum Sauce:
1 cup mayonnaise
2 tablespoons rice wine vinager
2 tablespoons agave nectar
1 teaspoon tomato paste
3/4 teaspoon smoked paprika
1 clove garlic, minced
the juice of 1 lime
a pinch of Korean red pepper or cayenne pepper (optional)


For the fish:
Heat oil to 350°. Add self rising flour, paprika and beer to a large bowl. Mix well. Add fish chunks and coat well. Drop fish in hot oil, frying until golden brown.

For slaw:
Add all ingredients to a large bowl and mix well. Set aside.

For the sauce:
Add ingredients to a large bowl and mix well with a whisk. You can also mix in the food processor or blender.

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