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Beer-Battered Seafood Recipe

Man-Go War, the winning beer from season 2 of 'Beerland,' is brewed with actual Florida seawater and is particularly delicious in this beer batter.

by Munchies Staff
Jan 5 2018, 2:00pm

Photo by Farideh Sadeghin

Servings: 4
Prep time: 10 minutes
Total time: 25 minutes


canola oil, for frying
1 cup|153 grams all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons kosher salt, plus more to taste
1 (12-ounce) beer, preferably Man-Go War
4 ounces cod, cut into 1 ½-inch pieces
4 ounces peeled and deveined shrimp
4 ounces scallops
4 ounces squid tubes, cut crosswise into ½-inch pieces
lemon wedges, for serving
tartare sauce or ketchup, for serving


1. Heat the oil in a large saucepan until a deep-fry thermometer reads 350°F.

2. In a large bowl, whisk together the flour and salt. Slowly pour in the beer and whisk until smooth.

3. Working in batches, add the seafood to the batter, dipping well to coat. Cook the seafood, turning as needed, until golden all over, about 2 minutes. Using a slotted spoon, transfer the seafood to a paper towel-lined plate and season immediately with salt. Serve with lemon wedges and the dipping sauce of your choice.