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Costa Rican Fish & Chips


Sitting on the beach, relaxing to the sound of the waves crashing on shore, and eating, eating very well. That was our delightful experience in Tamarindo, Costa Rica. We ate at a beach front restaurant called Lola’s. It offers fresh seafood and simple dishes full of flavor. Fresh fish on the beach is always a great experience and this was no exception. The fish is Tilapia and was moist and flavorful with a delicious crispy batter that it was fried in. It came with a side of coleslaw and fries or ‘chips’. The fish is definitely the star of the show. Full of Costa Rican flavors, the batter stays crispy not getting soggy at all. Check out the easy recipe for this Costa Rican fish after the jump!


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Costa Rican Fish & Chips
Recipe type: Fish
Cuisine: Costa Rican
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Yields: 6 servings
Serve with french fries and coleslaw
  • 1 cup flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp Caribbean curry powder
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • ½ cup milk
  • ½ cup water
  • Oil for frying
  • 2 lbs of Tilapia, cut into strips
  1. Whisk together all batter ingredients while oil is heating to 375 F.
  2. Dredge each strip of fish in batter and deep fry in oil for 6-8 minutes.
  3. Place on wire rack over paper towels and serve immediately.


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