Edible on the Road: Beer Battered Fish Tacos at Montauk Brewing Company

As we told you earlier this summer, Edible is on the Road and Chef Plum is in the driver’s seat. This video—episode one of Edible on the Road—offers a first look at his journey. In it, he stops by Montauk Brewing Company, where he chats with singer-songwriter Ryan Star and Montauk Brewing Company co-founder Vaughn Cutillo about the brewery and its place in the Montauk community. Then he whips up some beer-battered fish tacos.

Want to make them at home? We’ve got Chef Plum’s recipe.

Chef Plum’s Beer Battered Fish Tacos

Beer Batter

  • 6 ounces Montauk Summer Ale
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1/4 cup cornstarch
  • 1 egg
  • pinch or two of salt
  • 3 filets of fresh local fish

Mix together flour salt and starch (sift together if possible, if not use a whisk to mix to avoid lumps). Whisk egg and add to flour mixture and mix together, add the beer and whisk. Slice fish into thick strips. Dredge the fish in the flour and dip into the batter to coat thoroughly. Gently drop into fryer and dry until crisp. Remove and place on paper towel-covered plate. Serve with Chef Plum’s basic salsa.

Chef Plum’s Basic Salsa

  • 3 medium tomatos, diced
  • 1 cup cilantro
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 1 small jalapeño, diced
  • 2 tablespoon lemon juice

Combine all ingredients and season.

Know a local producer ready for his or her close-up? Tell us where Chef Plum should stop on the next Edible on the Road.