Some cosmetic changes in preparation for larger site changes in the works.


Rubio's Baja Grill Fish Tacos (Adaptation by Gourmet)

Veteran Member
16887 posts
Joined: Dec 12, 2005


Posted to Thread #1235 at 7:09 pm on Mar 23, 2006

Date: Fri, 12 Jul 2002 00:27:08 GMT
From: Marilyn in FL

Beer Batter for Rubio's Baja Grill Fish Tacos

**Make batter 1 hour prior to frying fish**

1 C plus 2 Tbl beer (not dark)
1 C all-purpose flour
1 1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp dry mustard
1 tsp dried oregano
1/2 tsp ground black pepper

Extra flour for dredging
2 qt vegetable oil
1 pound cod fillet, cut into 3 x 1/2 inch strips.

Blend batter ingredients in blender until smooth, about 20 seconds. Transfer to bowl and let sit, covered, for 1 hour.

Dredge fish.
Heat 2" oil to 350 degrees F in deep 4" quart
heavy pot.
Dip fish in batter, letting excess drip off.
*If you're frying lots of fish, fry the pieces first till golden brown as a first fry, about 2-3 minutes. Remove with slotted spoon to paper towels and continue until all fish is done.

Then finish off with a second fry at 375 for
1-2 minutes.

If you're frying a smaller amount, continue
the first fry for a total of 5-6 minutes.

From Gourmet magazine,
January 2000
page 43

Marilyn's Notes: This batter turns out very good and we always use it for Christmas Eve. I use cod, but feel sure any firm white meat would work well.

In an insane moment of Thoreauian simplification, I gave away my Gourmet's so I can't go back and see if they provided an "adapted" sauce to go along with the "adapted" batter.

According to the Rubio website, their fish taco includes Alaskan pollock, shredded cabbage, mild salsa and "a special white sauce".

So okay, be that way. Don't tell us what it is.
I went ahead and scarfed up a fish taco sauce from Bon Appetit:

Baja cream:
1/2 cup mayonnaise
1/2 cup sour cream
2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
1 teaspoon (packed) finely grated lime peel
Pinch of salt

To eat: Make tacos, put on a paper plate, mist your face with salty water, put on sunglasses, and pour a mound of sand on the patio. Then face due west, relax your shoulders, scrunch warm sand through your toes and enjoy the sunset con taco.

Jesus saves. Buddha recycles.

Other messages in this thread: