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Fish Tacos Southern Mango Boom

Mangos are already tasty around here and pretty easy to pick out the goods ones. They didn’t seem to skip a beat from last season rolling into this one. Keep reading
Don’t do too much frying around here because of cleanup but when it happens, I dig tempura style batter twisted with a twist. I included the shrimp only because I had like six extra. Anyways, let's roll.

Course Main Course
Style American, Mexican
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 2
Calories 7134kcal
Author Shawn


Fish and/or Shrimp Parts

  • 1 pound Swai ((or your favorite fish))
  • ½ pound shrimp (peeled deviened)
  • ½ tbsp Cottonmouth

Mango Pico Parts

  • 6 oz mango (='s 1 ripe cut into about ½ inch cubes)
  • 1 oz red bell pepper (cut into small squares)
  • 1 oz yellow bell pepper ( cut into small squares)
  • 1 oz jalapeno (='s 1/2 jalap, diced)
  • 1 oz red onion (diced)
  • 1 tbsp cilantro (chopped )
  • 1/4 tsp salt (to taste)

Fry Batter

  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1/2 cup cornstarch
  • 1 cup water (cold, fizzy water, or beer)
  • 2 oz egg (='s 1 egg)
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tbsp cottonmouth

Funky Sauce (optional)

  • ¼ cup blue cheese dressing
  • 1 tbsp hot sauce
  • ½ tbsp pepper flakes

Misc Parts

  • 12 oz corn tortillas (1 bag)
  • 48 ounces peanut oil


Fish and/or Shrimp Prep

  • In pot go ahead and start heating oil to 365 degrees.
  • Cut fish into strips or no bigger than 2 inch squared.
  • Clean dry and sprinkle Cottonmouth all over.

Fry Batter Prep

  • Mix dry ingredients good.
  • Put cold water in bowl and whisk in the dry ingredients.
  • Mix til incorporated and not lumpy. Doesn’t take much.

Mango Pico Prep

  • While oil is likely still heating mix all the mango parts ingredients and test.
  • Longer it sits better it gets.
  • Also start heating small fry pan to medium heat for tortilla warm up.

Time To Burn

  • When frying you need the oil pretty hot and can’t add too much crap at once. I’ll add like 4 pieces at a time pumping 365 degree oil.
  • When you drop those 4 pieces in your oil temperature is gonna drop big time. Hang in there, set timer at 4 minutes and towards the 3 minute mark you should see oil coming back up.
  • When they are nice and golden brown, about 4 minutes possibly longer. Pull from very hot oil with tongs or a fry basket picker upper thing. This is where your judgement comes in. 
  • Place on rack or paper towels to drain.

Plating The Tacos

  • Mix up “Funky Sauce” if you're using.
  • Heat both side of tortillas you are using in your preheated pan. If you have a stick of butter rub a very little bit in bottom of pan. Like a quick brush light coating.
  • Lastly lay in tortilla a line of fish, some mango pico, a shrimp, and funky sauce.
  • It’s all you! Enjoy amigo!!!

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➕ Nutrition
Nutrition Facts
Fish Tacos Southern Mango Boom
Amount Per Serving (355 g)
Calories 7134 Calories from Fat 6264
% Daily Value*
Fat 696g1071%
Saturated Fat 119g744%
Cholesterol 504mg168%
Sodium 3977mg173%
Potassium 1647mg47%
Carbohydrates 154g51%
Fiber 16g67%
Sugar 16g18%
Protein 89g178%
Vitamin A 3980IU80%
Vitamin C 102.5mg124%
Calcium 410mg41%
Iron 10mg56%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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