Fort Worth Fish Tacos

Paula Todora


I make mine with freshly-caught fish that my husband brings home. Tilapia or a similar mild fish of choice will do in this recipe.

Blue Ribbon Recipe

If you're a fan of fish tacos, then you'll be a fan of this recipe! The batter for the fish is great. And, the cilantro cream sauce is terrific. Each bite is delightful! The Test Kitchen

★★★★★ 2 votes
20 Min
30 Min
Pan Fry


Add to Grocery List

boneless fish fillets - about 3 ounces each.
2 tsp
2 tsp
hot sauce (I use Louisiana hot sauce)
4 oz
cream cheese, softened
1 bunch
fresh cilantro, chopped
1/2 c
5 oz
plain greek yogurt
4 small
limes, cut into wedges
1 c
1 tsp
1 tsp
garlic powder
cayenne pepper
1/4 tsp
black pepper
1 c
dark beer
2 qt
peanut oil for frying
8 small
flour tortillas
head green cabbage, shredded
1 jar(s)
ready made salsa

How to Make Fort Worth Fish Tacos


  • 1Place fish on plate and sprinkle with salt and hot sauce; cover and refrigerate a few minutes while making cilantro cream sauce.
    In a small bowl or large measuring cup, combine cream cheese, 2 T. cilantro, mayonnaise, yogurt and 1 T. of fresh lime juice; mix well, cover and refrigerate while making beer batter for fish.
  • 2In a large bowl combine flour, salt, garlic powder, cayenne, pepper and beer; mix well with a whisk.
  • 3In a large frying pan heat oil on medium high heat just until hot but not smoking.
    Remove fish from refrigerator; dip in beer batter and fry 3 at a time, turning when golden (approximately 2 minutes on each side, depending on the thickness); drain and keep warm.
    Repeat until all fish is cooked; cover and keep warm.
  • 4Heat flour tortillas and cover to keep warm.
    Remove cilantro cream sauce from refrigerator to serve.
    Assemble tacos by placing a fish fillet on a warm tortilla, top with cabbage, then cream sauce, salsa, the remaining cilantro and a squeeze of the remaining lime wedges.
  • 5*Note: You can also make a great relish to top these off with using chopped jicama, avocado, red onion and whatever else you'd like-pickle in equal amounts of water and vinegar and a little sugar. Drain and put on top-wonderful!

Printable Recipe Card

About Fort Worth Fish Tacos

Course/Dish: Fish
Main Ingredient: Fish
Regional Style: Southern
Collection: World Food Champs
Hashtags: #fry, #fish

Show 19 Comments & Reviews

9 Catfish Recipes To Make For Dinner

9 Catfish Recipes to Make for Dinner

Kitchen Crew @JustaPinch

You don’t have to be in the South to enjoy a delicious catfish recipe. Check out these homemade catfish recipes any fish lover is sure to love for dinner!