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 cup  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!

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