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Crispy, Crunchy Tacos Capeados (Fish Tacos) | Mi Cocina with Rick Martinez

In this episode of Mi Cocina, Rick Martinez shares a recipe for Tacos Capeados-crispy fried fish tacos. Hear about his journey to the beaches of Baja California and how to make these corn-crusted fish tacos with salsa de papaya y tomatillo cruda and a creamy salsa blanca. GET THE RECIPE ►►

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00:00:00 Intro
00:00:46 Pick a fish
00:01:38 Salt the fish
00:03:48 Salsa blanca
00:06:14 Salsa de papaya y tomatillo cruda
00:08:07 Fry up the fish
00:11:15 Story time
00:13:03 Taco time

PREP TIME: 1 hour 20 minutes
COOK TIME: 30 minutes
SERVES: 4 to 6


1 1/2 pounds (680 grams) skinless halibut, cod, or other white fish fillets, cut crosswise into 16 strips
Morton kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
1 cup (125 grams) all-purpose flour
1 cup (100 grams) masa harina or fine- or medium-grind cornmeal
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
12 ounces Mexican-style pale larger beer
1/2 cup sparkling mineral water, club soda, or water
3 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
Vegetable oil, for deep-frying (about 3 quarts)

Warm Tortillas de Maíz (
Salsa de Papaya y Tomatillo Cruda (
Salsa Blanca (
Lime wedges
Shredded red cabbage

Recipe reprinted with permission from Mi Cocina: Recipes and Rapture from My Kitchen in Mexico (Clarkson Potter, May 2022).

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