Michelada-Battered Fish & Chips at Sir Veza's Kitchen & Kantina (Credit: Jackie Tran)
Every Friday for a limited time, Sir Veza’s Kitchen & Kantina will serve their Tucson twist on Fish Fry Fridays: Michelada-Battered Fish & Chips.
Rather than going with a traditional beer batter for fish, Sir Veza’s dips cod in a batter created with the Michelada, a spicy Clamato-based beer cocktail similar to a Bloody Mary. The fish are served on top of a pile of fries (chips for you Brits) and topped with queso cotija, cilantro, and a house spicy seasoning. Chipotle ranch and wedges of lemon come on the side.
The three massive hunks of cod are about two-inches thick each, delicate and juicy with a touch of Michelada spice and savory depth coming through in the crispy batter. It’s juicy enough that the chipotle ranch isn’t even needed — save the dip for the fries.
While fish and chips naturally go with beer, you might as well order one of Sir Veza’s Micheladas. It was a runner-up in the Tucson Michelada Challenge and is also worth a trip of its own.
Sir Veza’s Kitchen & Kantina is located at 220 W. Wetmore Rd. For more information, call (520) 888-8226 or visit sirvezas.com.
Michelada-Battered Fish & Chips at Sir Veza’s Kitchen & Kantina (Credit: Jackie Tran)