How to Make Beer-Battered Shrimp Tacos?


Beer Battered Shrimp Tacos
Beer Battered Shrimp Tacos


This is a favorite meal at my house. These delicious tacos are a real crowd favorite. This recipe is enough for eight very filling tacos. I find that for most folks two is a good serving. The salsa can be store bought, but I prefer a quick homemade fresh pico de gallo, it makes a big difference.

Beer Batter

1 12 oz. can or bottle of your favorite beer.

1 cup all purpose flour

1 tsp. salt

1 tsp. coarse black pepper

Wisk these ingredients together just until smooth, do not over mix. Set aside.

Taco Ingredients

2 lbs. peeled and deveined 16-20 ct. shrimp

8 flour tortillas (fajita size)

2 cupĀ  finely shredded cabbage

1 cup pico de gallo salsa, or your favorite salsa

1/2 cup mayonnaise

2 limes quartered


Make sure you shrimp are peeled and deveined. Heat oil in a high sided frying pan until the handle end of a wooden spoon bubbles when inserted. Coat the shrimp lightly with the batter and fry until golden brown. These will fry up pretty quickly, maybe two-three minutes per side. Set the fried shrimp aside.


I like to serve these by warming the flour tortillas. Spread each tortilla with a bit of mayonnaise, place four to five shrimp on tortilla. Top with a little of the cabbage and salsa. and serve with the quartered lime for garnish and squeezing onto tacos.

I think you’ll find these to be some of the best tacos you’ve ever had!



David Wilson

Author: David Wilson

David's family family owns a large catering company in Las Vegas. He grew up in the food industry. He specializes in high end corporate functions. He worked through college cooking for his family business. He understands the importance of creating flavorful and exciting meals on any budget.

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