Oceana Restaurant Moonen's Cod-Wich

Beer Batter Ingredients:

  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 whole egg
  • 1 cup very cold beer
  • Pinch salt
  • Pinch cayenne


In a large combine all the above ingredients together and let sit 1 hour covered.

Fish Ingredients:

  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 4 (5-inch) cod fillets


Heat oil in a high sided sauté pan to about 350° F. Pat dry the cod fillets and coat evenly with the beer batter. Fry fillets in the hot oil until golden brown on both sides. Drain on paper towels. Serve hot with a generous amount of tartar sauce.

Tartar Sauce Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup chopped cornichons
  • 1/4 cup chopped capers
  • 3 medium shallots, peeled and rough chopped
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 tsp Dijon mustard
  • 3 heaping Tbsp dill
  • 4 heaping Tbsp chives
  • 2 tsp lemon juice
  • 1 tsp freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/2 cup olive oil


Using a food processor fitted with the sharp blade, add cornichons, capers, and shallots, to the work bowl. Process for a few seconds just to combine. Add the mayonnaise, mustard, herbs, lemon juice, and pepper, and process for 8 seconds to well. Open the pour spout, and with the motor running, slowly add the oil in stream.

Remove tartar sauce to an airtight container and refrigerate for 24 hours before using to allow flavors to develop.

Makes 3 cups

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