Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Beer Battered Avocado and Fish Tacos

Can I just say how excited I am for next weeks weather? Mother nature you better keep your promise of 77 degree weather for our photo shoot because I couldn't think of better weather.

It's time for another WIAW... but per usual I like to mix it up. I showed you guys photos I have been swooning over for our upcoming shoot, but I also have been obsessing over ideas of how to transform areas to make just the right setting.

But first! I made my first ever beer battered avocado fries and fish tacos. I used some cider ale I picked up at the wine market the other night, old bay seasoning (who could live without), minced garlic and your plain ole' flour. It turned out great, but next time I need to make a sauce to go with it! Chipotle Ranch sounds amazing as my girl Sara suggested! She made avocado fries just recently too :)

Beer Batter for Avocado Fries and Fresh Cod Tacos
1-1.5 cups lager beer or ale - I liked my batter less thick
1 cup flour
2 tablespoons oldbay
2 cloves garlic, chopped finely - I used minced garlic
2 large avocados
1 large cod fish filet cut into 2-3 inch sections
salt as needed
vegetable oil as needed
1 small pot
Mix your dry ingredients first in a large bowl. Add your lager/ale and stir. Done! dip your avocado slices (6 slices per avocado) into the batter making sure it is fully coated and shaking off any excess. Heat your oil and cook the avocado until a nice brown. This will happen quickly! I tested the avocados before cooking my fish and they turned out perfectly cooked. :)

 Crispy on the outside and creamy on the inside.

Hi, the 1970's called - they want their plates back. I highly suggest sprinkling with salt after you take out of the hot oil.

I also made some homemade mexican salad to serve along side. I chopped up half a jalapeno, half of a small onion, 1 tomato, half of a yellow bell pepper and 1 avocado added lime juice and salt. It was the perfect compliment :) Plus the leftovers are great to add to a bowl of lettuce. Hello pre-made toppings.

 Doesn't that look so fresh and delicious? Thanks to my dad I have a new camera to fill with random pics of food.

Now onto the design stuff...

I think making a few of these and tying to tree branches to hang above us combined with stringing lights would be dreamy at sunset.

Laying out a blanket under the tree surrounded by lights and those lightbulb planters. I'd go with a touch more feminine. I have the perfect pale blue blanket in mind.

Top of a barn shot. maybe with mason jar candles on either side like this...

I may be dreaming, but this is why I am in love with weddings and parties. I love the planning!

Here are a few more shots I love...


  1. I can't wait to see your pictures!!

    I saw fried avocados on Saras blog last week and have been dying to have them!! Sooo yummy looking.

  2. Avocado fries?!?!?! I would demolish those :)

  3. Gorgeous pics! Oh, and I am totally wanting some avocado fries about now...

  4. I want to bathe in a vat of fried avocado. It's just the most decadent tasting treat I can even think of...

  5. Those beer battered fish look unreal! Just enough batter but not too much...pretty sure I am drooling right now..

  6. What gorgeous pictures!! I've never had beer battered fish tacos but omg it looks so yummy!!! :D

  7. Okay, so I think we should get together and do avocado fry-making sesh round #2...this time with chipotle ranch. Sound like a plan? Good. :-)

    I LOVE fried fish, but have never tried making my own. Now that I'm no longer afraid of frying, I think this venture might actually happen!

    And I'm also loving the lightbulb vases, mason jars and photo ideas! So romantic and fun! <3

  8. I LOVE mason jar decorations! So delicate and shabby chic...