Delicious Fish and Seafood Recipes Featuring Beer

Beer-Battered Fish and Chips and Beyond

Fish and Seafood Recipes Featuring Beer
Doug DuCap

Like beer and pizza, beer and fish have a natural affinity. Fish and seafood dishes featuring beer are found in a wide range of cuisines, from Asian to Greek and German. But you don't have to wait for Oktoberfest or St. Patrick's Day to celebrate this flavorful pairing.

Try any of these six recipes when you're looking for a creative and tasty way to pair beer with fish and seafood.

Basic Beer Batter Recipe for Fish and Seafood

This quick and easy recipe for a beer batter goes great with nearly any fish or seafood. It's made with good beer, flour, and a little oil and is perfect for fish and chips.

Sweet and Spicy Beer Steamed Rock Crab Recipe

This recipe provides a delicious way to add extra flavor to your crabs, crab legs or crab claws. Whether they're already cooked or raw, steam that crab up with spiced beer for a tasty treat.

Beer Battered Fish and Chips Recipe

You don't have to go down under to eat fish and chips prepared the Australian way. For this fish and chips recipe, the fish is coated in a light, golden beer batter and served with a side of hot chips or potato scallops covered in salt and vinegar.

Belgian Beer Steamed Braised Mussels

Belgium beer adds a nice earthy flavor to this shellfish dish. Throw in some smoked ham, garlic, and fresh herbs to create a delicious appetizer for your guests or serve it with bread and salad for a full meal.

Gluten-Free Beer-Battered Fish Fry Recipe

If you're gluten-sensitive or you have Celiac disease, you can still enjoy tasty fish and chips. Gluten-free beer batter creates crisp, light and golden fried fish. You can also use the gluten-free beer batter to prepare onion rings or fried shrimp. You'll want to purchase a gluten-free beer for this recipe, but if you can't find one or you don't like beer, club soda can be substituted for the beer.