Spicy Beer Battered Fish Fillet Tostadas with Pineapple Salsa

These Spicy Fish Tostadas with Pineapple Salsa are a fun combination of sweet and savory flavors…and they’re perfect for either weeknight or weekend meals!

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These Spicy Fish Tostadas with Pineapple Salsa are a fun combination of sweet and savory flavors...and they're perfect for either weeknight or weekend meals!“What’s for dinner tonight?”  “I dunno, what do we have in the fridge?”  Does this question sound familiar?  It’s asked quite often around our house, and the answer is usually “Let’s make tacos!”  As I’ve noted before, Laura is a mastermind at whipping up tacos out of all sorts of crazy leftovers.  She’s great with flavor combinations, and tacos are always an easy option for dinner on busy weeknights.  However, I must admit that I was a bit surprised last week when she looked at the pineapple sitting on the counter and suggested tacos for dinner.  Hrm?  Pineapple tacos?

“No, let’s make some pineapple salsa and then add in some of those Beer Battered Fish Fillets from the freezer.”  Ah.  I caught her drift.  I jumped in with my own addition in the form of the sriracha sauce.  Sweet and savory flavors together is a relatively new flavor profile for me, but I’m getting there.  I’ve found that I like to add a bit of heat whenever we make a sweet + savory recipe.  And with that in mind, I reached into the pantry and pulled out the sriracha.

Spicy Fish Tostadas with Spicy Sriracha Sauce

These Spicy Fish Tostadas with Pineapple Salsa are a fun combination of sweet and savory flavors...and they're perfect for either weeknight or weekend meals!

Since tacos are a frequent flier on our dinner menu, I’m always looking for ways to mix ’em up.  Sometimes we’ll switch it up and make quesadillas.  Sometimes we go crunchy tacos.  Other times we go soft tacos.  But one form that I often forget is tostadas.  Tostada is the Spanish word for toasted, and tostadas are just that…toasted tacos.  And they’re an incredibly easy way to mix up taco night!  Tostadas are typically corn tortillas that have been fried or toasted until crispy.  Then you just proceed to layer on flavors and toppings as normal.  And the result is something tasty like these Spicy Fish Tostadas with Pineapple Salsa.

These Spicy Fish Tostadas with Pineapple Salsa are a fun combination of sweet and savory flavors...and they're perfect for either weeknight or weekend meals!Laura and I try to schedule a date night every other weekend.  Robbie loves playing with his babysitter (she’s one of his former preschool teachers), and we enjoy the chance to get out of the house.  I’m not gonna lie, though.  Sometimes we’ve used the first part of date night to do errands.  This past weekend, we ended up at a home improvement store looking at cultivators for the yard.  Our yard is more weeds than grass, and I’ve finally decided to do something about it…but that’s a story for another time.  When it comes time to decide on which restaurant to go to, Laura knows she can always count on me to suggest pub food.  What can I say?  I love sitting down to a cold beer and tasty pub food!

These Spicy Fish Tostadas with Pineapple Salsa are a fun combination of sweet and savory flavors...and they're perfect for either weeknight or weekend meals!So when I stumbled across Gorton’s Beer Battered Fish Fillets last week in the grocery store, it was a no-brainer for me to grab that package.  These fish fillets come from Gorton’s Delicious Classics line…the same line that includes their traditional Fish Sticks.  Robbie loves (and I mean loves) those fish sticks, so we keep them in the freezer at all times.  And now we’re going to have to start keeping these Beer Battered Fillets in the freezer at all times, too!

These Spicy Fish Tostadas with Pineapple Salsa are a fun combination of sweet and savory flavors...and they're perfect for either weeknight or weekend meals!Gorton’s has been around for nearly 170 years now, and they know their seafood.  Aside from the taste, I have to say that I love Gorton’s commitment to sustainable fishing.  It’s important for us to always keep the next generation in mind when it comes to food production and farming, so I’m a fan of any company that places sustainability high up on their list of guiding principles.  Gorton’s has even partnered with researchers from the New England Aquarium in Boston to identify more sustainable fishing practices.

Gorton’s Beer Battered Fish Fillets are made from 100% wild-caught fish, and then they’re coated in a crispy beer batter.  The flavor of the wild-caught fish really shines through.  In fact, Laura and I both commented on the delicious taste of these beer battered fish fillets.  But then combine those fillets with jalapeno-pineapple salsa and a spicy sriracha sauce?  Well, maybe Laura and I just need to cancel our next date night and eat at home!  These Spicy Fish Tostadas rank right up there with what I might order on a date night…except they’re made in the comfort of my own kitchen.

These Spicy Fish Tostadas with Pineapple Salsa are a fun combination of sweet and savory flavors...and they're perfect for either weeknight or weekend meals!

So next time you find yourself asking that question, “What’s for dinner?,” consider making tostadas.  These Spicy Fish Tostadas are a fun way to mix up taco night and make delicious pub-style food in your own kitchen.  Enjoy, friends!

Looking for another delicious taco recipe using Gorton’s products?  Check out these Baja Fish Tacos!  It’s another flavor-packed recipe that’s perfect for busy weeknights!

These Spicy Fish Tostadas with Pineapple Salsa are a fun combination of sweet and savory flavors...and they're perfect for either weeknight or weekend meals!

Spicy Fish Tostadas with Pineapple Salsa

These Spicy Fish Tostadas with Pineapple Salsa are a fun combination of sweet and savory flavors...and they're perfect for either weeknight or weekend meals!
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Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 644kcal

Ingredients

For the Pineapple Salsa

  • ¾ cup red onion finely diced
  • 2 cups fresh pineapple diced
  • 1 jalapeno seeded and diced
  • ½ cup fresh cilantro chopped
  • 2 Tbsp fresh lime juice
  • 1 tsp kosher salt

For the Spicy Sriracha Sauce

  • ¼ cup mayonnaise
  • ¼ cup sour cream
  • Tbsp sriracha
  • 1 Tbsp fresh lime juice
  • ½ tsp garlic minced
  • ¼ tsp ground cumin

For the Tostadas

  • 8 6” corn tortillas
  • 2 Tbsp canola or corn oil
  • 8 Gorton’s Beer Battered Fish Fillets
  • fresh lime wedges
  • fresh cilantro chopped

Instructions

For the Pineapple Salsa

  • Using a medium bowl, add all salsa ingredients; stir until well combined.

For the Spicy Sriracha Sauce

  • Using a medium bowl, add all sauce ingredients; stir until well combined.

For the Tostadas

  • Brush both sides of corn tortillas lightly with canola oil; place tortillas on 2 foil-lined sheet pans. Broil 6” from the heat source for 3 minutes. Flip tortillas and broil for 3-4 more minutes, or until golden brown and crispy. (Note: You can also use a grill pan placed over high heat to cook the tostadas.) Set tostadas aside.
  • Bake the fish fillets according to package instructions.
  • Place 2-3 Tbsp of pineapple salsa on top of each tostada. Lay one fish fillet on top and then drizzle with sriracha sauce.
  • Before serving, garnish with squeeze of fresh lime juice and sprinkle with additional cilantro.

These Spicy Fish Tostadas with Pineapple Salsa are a fun combination of sweet and savory flavors...and they're perfect for either weeknight or weekend meals!

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22 Comments

  1. YAYYYY!!! I am so glad to hear you are on board with the sweet + savory flavor combo! This might be a bit extreme but grilled pineapple + plain sriracha is plain delicious just like ripe mango and chili 🙂 Aaaaannnnd speaking of delicious, love Laura’s suggestion, this combo of pineapple salsa + toasty tacos + that creamy sriracha sauce + Gorton’s Beer Battered Fillets is one awesome meal idea! I happen to love those Gorton’s Beer Battered Fillets (have one in the freezer right now) I just might have to enjoy one tonight with a toasty taco while Lil Shashi chows down on some cacio e pepe!
    Oh, BTW – seeing you love pub food – have you had pub fries? Our pastor dude was talking about some pub fries he had at a place called Six Pence that were mind blowing…
    Happy Wednesday David! Hoping y’all are having a great week!

    1. Wait a second. Grilled pineapple and sriracha…by itself? That might be a bit extreme indeed, Shashi! I mean the flavors are in these tostadas, but they’re mixed with so many other flavors, too. I dunno. I might have to try that idea out…you know, for science and all. 🙂 Yes, those Gorton’s Beer Battered Fish Fillets are super tasty. Laura and I legit looked at each other after one bite, and we were like “oh yeah!” Haha! Not sure about pub fries…I’m going to look them up right now. Thanks so much, my friend! Oh, and I hope Lil Shashi enjoyed her cacio e pepe last night!!

  2. Sweet and savory isn’t usually my favorite combo–unless there’s spice involved. I’m totally on board with sweet, savory, and spicy! These tostadas sound awesome–I hope you’re having them for dinner again tonight because I’m on my way over!

    1. Well, if spicy makes the sweet + savory combo work, then I say spice it up! These tostadas really are delicious, Kelsie. I was a bit skeptical of the pineapple addition, but it totally brings the flavors together. Dinner tonight? Say 6pm (my time)? You can help entertain Robbie afterwards! 🙂

    1. So fish tacos + pineapple salsa totally go well together, Kathy…like really well! I admit that I was skeptical at first, but these have become one of our favorites lately. Plus, everything can be prepped in advance (mostly), so it’s an easy meal to pull together! Thanks so much, my friend!

  3. We always ask that question in our home and you can never go wrong with tacos, especially fish tacos that are crispy, golden and beer battered!! And then that pineapple salsa for a punch of sweetness and flavour? Oh yeah!!! So sweet that you guys have a date night! Hubby and I do that too 🙂 I’ll have to keep my eyeballs peeled for that fish next time I’m out…around for 170 years? That’s awesome! Have a great weekend, David!

    1. Tell me about it, Dawn! Tacos is always an acceptable answer…no matter the question. 🙂 These Beer Battered Fish Fillets are delicious, too. In fact, I kinda want to make a batch of pub fries and serve ’em up that way. Yum! Thanks so much, Dawn. And I hope you guys have a great weekend, too!

  4. As a big fan of beer battered fish fillets (you’ll have seen the picture at the end of the first West Highland Way Walk post I did) I can definitely see how pineapple salsa would pair nicely! I’m getting to grips (slowly) with the weeds in our back garden but it sounds like you’ve got a bit more of a challenge on your hands with yours there! I love these Spice Fish Tostadas David. A perfect idea for a fun date night in. I agree. Less expensive too which I always like!

    1. Yes, I totally remember that photo from your recent post, Neil! I gotta say that I had some really tasty beer-battered fish and chips when Laura and I visited Scotland a couple of years ago. Definitely add in the pineapple salsa for a fun sweet +savory combo with the beer-battered fish fillets. It’s really, really good! Thanks so much, my friend!

  5. Whenever I buy fish I make sure to only buy from companies that take sustainable fishing seriously – it is nice to see more and more companies care. Tacos are just great for busy weekdays and for your tostadas – oh dear, they look delicious. Love sweet and savoury flavour combinations. If you ever find a solution to the more weed than grass issue please post about it as we have the same issue here but we don’t want to use harsh chemicals to treat the lawn. Have a great weekend ahead, my friend!

    1. I totally agree with you, Miriam. Sustainability is a bit of a buzzword in the food industry, but it’s nice to see when companies really dig in and try to make a difference rather than just throw the term around. And when the product tastes amazing, too? Double bonus! As far as the weeds/grass thing, I actually just spend last weekend using a small cultivator to churn up the yard. (I managed to nick the sprinkler line in 2 places while doing it…awesome.) It leaves a nice layer (3-4″) of churned up dirt, and the next step is to reseed. It’s a long process…but I’m hopeful it will lead to a halfway respectable yard! Haha. Have a great weekend!!

  6. I just had pineapple on my grilled cheese. It tastes great most anywhere. I am loving these tostadas and though I’ve never tried Gorton’s, I’m sure it would remind me of my love affair with fish sticks when I was a child. And this beer battered fish just might start a new craving!

    1. Pineapples on grilled cheese, eh? That’s a new one to me, but I totally want to give it a try now! Definitely try making a pineapple salsa (I recommend the jalapeno in there if you like spicy food) and then pair that with Gorton’s Beer Battered Fish Fillets. They are so good, and the combination definitely tastes like something you’d find at a fancy pub…except it’s in your own kitchen! 🙂 Thanks so much for stopping by, Abbe!

  7. Every time you post recipes like this, I promise to give it a try. My progress? Well, still didn’t happen! I think all these things are so confusing…taco, tostadas, quesadillas (I think you inspired me to make quesadillas few years ago, though). You should help me – categorize and describe all this things in one chart then send me samples. That should work. But I guess I like when the flatbread is charred. Delicious version, David!

    1. Ok, Ben. We need to talk. You can’t keep stalling anymore. Your mission: Make these tostadas this week. Then report back on your findings and research. 🙂 (Also, I would send you some, but I don’t trust that I’d be able to save any…sorry!)

  8. Yes, the endless question, “What’s for dinner?” Most of the time I’m happy to cook, but sometimes I wish it would just appear. 😉

    I think it’s sweet that you and Laura run errands to begin date night – part of being a happy couple is enjoying doing ‘whatever,’ enjoying each other’s company.

    Loving these spicy, crispy fish tostadas, David! Especially with that pineapple salsa! I’ll have to look for those fillets at my local grocery store.

    1. Oh, I totally know what you mean about just wishing dinner would magically appear. Like you, I love to cook…but sometimes, I’m just tired. It happens! So the pineapple salsa + Gorton’s Beer Battered Fish Fillets? One excellent combination of flavor! And it works out well since you can pull these off on a weeknight, too. Cheers, Marissa!

    1. This really is an easy recipe, Dawn, but it’s also packed with all sorts of tasty flavors! The pineapple salsa plus those beer-battered fish fillets is an excellent combo. 🙂 Thanks so much!

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