Healthier Version ofBeer Battered Tilapia - Dana's

Dana Ramsey


Just found out that hubby and I have very high cholesterol so now we are watching what we eat and watching how much fat goes in our mouth! However, I was bound and determined to create healthy meals that were good for us but had flavor. This recipe is a healthier version of beer battered fish which my husband loved! He said if the meals taste like this then this diet thing is going to be fine with me! LOL!

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20 Min
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3 Tbsp
whole wheat flour
2 Tbsp
all purpose flour
1/4 tsp
ground cumin
1/4 tsp
ground cayenne
1/4 tsp
mrs. dash original seasoning blend
1/2 c
beer (i used natural light)
1 lb
tilapia fillets (cut them down the center)
olive oil


1I purchased Walmart frozen Natural Tilapia in a packet. Thawed it out, took some Mrs. Dash original seasoning blend and sprinkled it over the fish (this is in addition to the 1/4 tsp I put in my batter). Covered the plate with a paper towel and allowed to sit for a few moments so that the seasoning and fish had time to blend together.

2While my fish and Mrs. Dash were getting to know each other, I took a medium shallow dish and added both flours, the spices (cumin and cayenne) and the 1/4 tsp of Mrs. Dash original seasoning blend, and the beer and whisked it until well blended.

3I pulled out a medium as I do not have a larger non-stick fry pan and drizzled the bottom with some olive oil, probably about 2 teaspoons. Heat it to medium-high. Dip the fish in the beer batter and let the excess drip back into the bowl, place in your hot pan and brown both sides, about 2 to 3 minutes tops. Depending on your fry pan, you may have to do this in two batches. I did as I used a medium fry pan.

4Note my fat content was not high at all about 7 total grams and the sodium was very low since I used Mrs. Dash instead of table salt. It turned out wonderful. We just used a dollop of tarter sauce about 1/2 tsp.

5About pictures. Since my digital camera has died due to complication of its chili drowning, I had to use my camera on my phone which is not good. I do not have step pictures but I'm sure you all know how to bread fish.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Fish
Main Ingredient: Fish
Regional Style: American