Tempura Fish Tacos with Maple and Sweetcorn Relish

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Tempura fish tacos with maple and sweetcorn relish
4 portions


  • 4 thick fillets of skinless white fish (750g – 850g) cut into large chunks
  • 8 medium sized soft tortillas
  • 4 – 5 iceberg lettuce leaves, shredded
  • 2 ripe avocados, peeled, destoned and flesh diced
  • Handful chopped coriander
  • 1 lime, cut into wedges

For the tempura batter mix:

  • 100g cornflour
  • 50g plain flour
  • 100ml sparkling water
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tbsp pure maple syrup (preferably golden colour for its delicate flavour)
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 1 litre vegetable oil for frying

For the sweetcorn relish:

  • 150g tinned sweetcorn, drained
  • 3 tbsp pure maple syrup (preferably golden colour for its delicate flavour)
  • 1 red chilli, finely diced
  • 1 small red onion
  • 2 tbsp white wine vinegar


  1. In a bowl, mix together the tempura ingredients and set aside
  2. Meanwhile, bring a heavy bottomed pan filled with vegetable oil to a high heat
  3. To test the oil temperature for cooking, the batter mix should sizzle when a few drops are added to the pan
  4. Dip each piece of fish into the batter mix and gently place into the hot oil
  5. Fry gently for 2 minutes, turning the fish over during frying
  6. Transfer to a plate covered with paper towel, to absorb excess oil
  7. Warm the tortillas on a heated griddle pan, then fill with the shredded lettuce, avocados, sweetcorn relish and fish
  8. Top with chopped coriander and serve with lime wedges

To make the sweetcorn relish:

  1. Prepare the relish in a bowl by stirring together the sweetcorn, maple syrup, chilli, red onion and white wine vinegar

A fun, colourful fish taco recipe to share with friends and family, served with a healthy sweetcorn relish. These easy fish tacos, made in just 30 minutes, serve as both a great midweek meal and party pleaser. Naturally sweetened with pure Canadian maple syrup.

The Quebec Maple Syrup Producers are not in any way responsible for the identification or presence of allergens in recipes or for the classification of any recipe as vegetarian or vegan.

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