Beer Battered Fish - Fried Redfish and Trout - Armadillo Pepper

Beer Battered Fish - Fried Redfish and Trout

April 17, 2019

One of my favorite places to get some relax time is Mosquito Lagoon in Florida. Today we’ve making some beer-battered redfish and spotted trout that we caught on a trip to Mosquito Lagoon. Along with this cook we are making some homemade tarter sauce, cocktail sauce, hush puppies and fried potatoes.

If you ever get a chance to visit, you've got to look up Captain Brian Clancy at Mosquito Lagoon Fish Camp and Charters. He doesn't pay me to say that, and it is simply a testament to how much fun we had with him while fishing.

Spotted Trout at Mosquito Lagoon

Captain Clancy turned us on to some really nice spotted trout and we also caught a few redfish. I took my buddy Dallas who hadn't been fishing in 15 years and he had a blast. I had more fun watching him than catching my own fish.

Nice Redfish Caught at Mosquito Lagoon

We caught and released a lot of fish, but did keeep a few for dinner, so let's get into today's cook and I will show you my favorite fried fish recipe!

Beer-Battered Fish Ingredients

  • Fresh redfish and trout filets
  • 1 cup flour
  • ½ cup corn meal
  • ½ cornstarch
  • 1 tablespoon Kosher salt
  • 1 tablespoon black pepper
  • 2 teaspoons dried and ground cayenne pepper
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon Cajun seasoning
  • 12 oz cold beer
  • 2 tablespoons Riff Lord Hot Sauce (or your favorite Hot Sauce)

Hush Puppy Ingredients

  • 2 eggs
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 cup self-rising flour
  • 1 cup self-rising cornmeal
  • 2 green onions, chopped
  • 1 jalapeno, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce

Tarter Sauce

  • 2 tbsp Dill weed
  • Salt to taste
  • Pepper to taste
  • 1 tsp minced Garlic
  • 3 tbsp Mayonnaise
  • 1 lime 

Mild Cocktail Sauce

  • ½ cup Ketchup
  • 1 tbsp horseradish
  • 1/2 tsp Worcestershire sauce
  • OPTIONAL: To spice it up, add 1 tsp chili sauce, ½ tsp red pepper flakes, double Worcestershire sauce, and triple the horseradish

Recipe Instructions

  1. For the hushpuppies, mix all the ingredients together in a bowl, then using a teaspoon spoon drop balls of batter into grease preheated to 350 degrees F.
  2. Cook the hushpuppies until golden brown on all sides.
  3. For the fish, simply whisk all of the beer-battered fish ingredients together in a large dish.
  4. After the fish ingredients are mixed together, dredge the fish filets and deep fry in oil heated to 350 degrees F until the filets turn a beautiful red color.
  5. While the fish is cooking, simply mix the tartar sauce and cocktail sauce ingredients together.

Check out our video to see some great fishing and the details of the recipe.





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