The days are getting longer, the heat is getting stronger and it’s the perfect time for waking up early and heading out on an all day fishing expedition with a cooler full of beer from a Michigan microbrewery like Frankenmuth. This begs the question though, “What to do with all of those fresh fish that you have been pulling in on your line all day?” Fear not friends, the Frankenmuth Brewery blog test kitchen has brewed up a new recipe for beer battered fish that will put your catches to good use.
Ahh, beer and fish. A classic combo if there ever was one. Yet, in order to utilize beer from a Michigan microbrewery and a certain kind of fish properly, it’s imperative to match the two in the best pairing you can. Whether you buy your fish or catch it out on the lake, Frankenmuth’s Batch 69 I.P.A. will match nicely with cod, whereas haddock and halibut will pair up with a lighter brew like our American Blonde Ale in this recipe for beer battered fish.
Now that you have the fish and the beer (assuming you didn’t drink it all while on the lake), it’s time to assemble the rest of the ingredients. This recipe for beer battered fish is extremely simple and most of the things that you will need you probably already have in your kitchen. While the formula is simple, it truly allows the Michigan microbrewery beer and your choice of fish to shine through.
Michigan Microbrewery Beer Battered Fish Recipe
1 pound fish fillets
1 Michigan microbrewery beer
2 teaspoon olive oil
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup flour
1 cup cornstarch
6 cups of vegetable oil
salt and pepper
1. In a medium size bowl, mix together flour, olive oil and salt. Slowly add beer to this mix until it becomes the consistency of pancake batter. Cool for 25 minutes in the fridge.
2. Heat oil in large saucepan and bring to a temperature of 350 degrees.
3. Pat dry fish, season with salt and pepper and coat the fish in the beer batter. Gently lay the fish into the oil and fry until golden brown. Be sure to move the oil around so it doesn’t stick. This process should take less than ten minutes
4. To complete this beer battered fish recipe, remove the fish from the pan and allow to dry on paper towels.
Frankenmuth Brewery wishes you the best of luck next time you’re out on the lake, and if the fish let you down, there is always a super market close by. Either way, we hope you take some time to relax with a Michigan microbrewery beer and have fun eating the delicious meal outlined in this beer battered fish recipe.