9 Best Fish Batters You HAVE To Try

There are so many fish batters out there that we could spend all day talking about which is the best. But, if you’re anything like me, you’re interested in knowing what are the absolute best fish batters that you can buy right now.

This list will contain only my personal favorites, and I’ll also provide with you a summary of why they’re simply the best so you could replicate them yourself. It’s not that difficult… trust me.


1. Primal Palate Organic Spices Seafood Seasoning

The Primal Palate Seafood Seasoning is hands down the best fish batter that I’ve ever tried, and it’s not close. Its combination of lemon peel, chives, parsley, bay leaves, and more results in a well-balanced flavor profile that is both incredibly fresh and versatile. This one blend has the ability to make almost any piece of fish delicious.

You can also use this seasoning on shrimp! I was told by a friend that it is the absolute best way to prepare them.

When we found out that Seafood Seasoning would likely make some of our favorite foods even better, its fate was sealed. It had to be put to the test.

I bought 3 pounds of shrimp and coated them in my new favorite seasoning blend: Primal Palate Organic Spices Seafood Seasoning. I then sauteed them with olive oil and threw them on a bed of greens and veggies (totaling about 1/2 pound per serving). They were absolutely incredible!

Related: Top 8 Best Tasting Fish For Someone Who Doesn’t Like Fish

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2. Hi Mountain Seasonings Gourmet Fish Seasoning

When you’re looking to add some zing to your fish, check out the Hi Mountain Seasonings Gourmet Fish Seasoning. It has many different spices like black pepper, mustard, etc. that are perfectly blended with Parmesan cheese, onion, and other ingredients to create a seasoning that will take your fish to the next level of deliciousness. The inclusion of sherry wine will give the blend a slightly sweet and almost smoky flavor — plus it tastes wonderful.

This seafood seasoning is also great for use in seasoned flour recipes that you dredge your fish in before frying. This particular blend works well on pan-frying or deep-fat frying fish such as catfish or perch. Depending on where you live and what type of fish you have access to, this seasoning mix may also make an excellent marinade for salmon or trout.

The best part is, you can also use this seasoning on chicken and other meats. Because this seasoning is so versatile, it’s an excellent addition to any cookout.

Related: 7 Best Salmon For Smoking

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3. OLD BAY Seasoning

The OLD BAY seasoning can be used for almost anything. It has a great taste that will not overpower your fish plus you won’t need to add any extra spices with it. People have been using this seasoning for years because of its ability to add a subtle and delicious taste to their fish. You don’t have to worry about your food tasting just like the seasoning that you used on it. OLD BAY will make sure that your meal comes out tasting as you cooked it with love, not the amount of preservatives and seasonings in the food that you cook.

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4. Andy’s Fish Breading

If you’re like me and you struggle with breading your fish, you have to try these. This is the best fish batter I’ve ever used. It’s simple to use and works great every time.

The breading on Andy’s Fish Breading is denser and doesn’t flake off like other brands, it sticks to the fish easily yet cooks quickly without sticking to your fingers as you try to turn it over or remove it from the barbecue or frying pan.

And the best part is that it is seasoned to perfection. You don’t have to add anything extra to it.

I use Andy’s for all my fish and chips, halibut steaks, or any recipe that calls for breading. You can even bread your chicken with it if you want to give it an extra special flavor.

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5. Victoria Taylor’s Toasted Sesame Ginger

If you want the best of the best, you have to try Victoria Taylor’s Toasted Sesame Ginger. With a slogan like “Because Flavor is Everything” – I just had to see what Victoria Taylor had to offer. It has toasted sesame seeds, ginger, garlic, sea salt, red pepper, and toasted sesame oil.

You’ll notice a distinct nutty taste when you use this seasoning on fish, which makes it ideal for stir-fry dishes.

You can use this seasoning for anything from sesame-crusted tuna to salmon steaks. It’s truly one of the best fish batters on the market, period.

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6. Frontier Organic Cajun Seasoning Blend

If you want to add that famous Southern spice to your meal, this is the seasoning for you. Frontier Organic Cajun Seasoning Blend makes it easy – all you have to do is sprinkle, shake, and enjoy.

This seasoning mix has organic celery seeds, mustard powder, chili pepper flakes, garlic powder, sea salt (you can see why they call themselves “Organic”), red bell pepper powder, paprika, and more.

In fact, there are so many spices in this blend that we could spend hours telling you about them. All you need to know is that these spices work really well together and make any fish taste delicious!

There’s a kick in every bite that’ll keep you coming back for more! This spice is ideal for mixing into a batter or breading for fish, shrimp, chicken, pork chops, and more.

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7. Tony Chacheres Original Creole Seasoning

If you add table salt to any food, chances are, you can use this seasoning. I know people who use it on popcorn, eggs, fried chicken… and fish.

This Creole seasoning adds a subtle kick to your fish dishes without being too spicy..

As an added bonus, if anyone asks what seasoning you used to give your meal such flavor, tell them it was “Tony Chachere’s” (in the best New Orleans accent you can muster). Guaranteed to impress!

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8. Shore Lunch Fish Breading

If you want the best of the best fish breading, this is it. The Original Recipe Fish Breading/Batter Mix by Shore Lunch will give your food that tasty crunch you’ve been searching for.

It includes only the highest quality ingredients – primarily cornmeal, which makes every bite of your meal taste so fresh and good!

However, it’s not just about the cornmeal – there are many other things that make this mix great.

So whether you like your fish breaded or battered, this mix is for you. And if you’re looking for some truly deep-fried fish breading, this stuff will work in a pinch.

If you want something extra tasty, there’s an original recipe Cajun seasoning available too!

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9. Louisiana Cajun Blackened Seasoning

Louisiana Cajun Blackened Seasoning has a distinct flavor that is perfect for blackened fish dishes.

A little bit of this spice on some fresh salmon fillets will make them taste amazing and give them a nice char. It also works well with shrimp, chicken, pork chops, or anything else you want to add it to!

This versatile seasoning can be used in many different ways and might just become your go-to spice when cooking seafood!

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What is a good fish to batter?

A good fish to batter is one that is not too lean and has a nice firm texture. I prefer cod or halibut when making fish & chips with beer batter.

As always, whenever you use a batter make sure the oil in your fryer or pot is hot enough for frying, otherwise your breading will absorb all the grease and become soggy rather than crunchy.

Related: 10 Best Fish Spatulas To Help You Cook That Perfect Filet


How do you get the batter to stay on fish?

You need to have corn starch in your batter. Corn starch will stick to the fish and your batter will stick to the corn starch. Also, make sure that your batter is cold when you are breading your fish.

If it isn’t make sure you refrigerate for at least 15 minutes to an hour before applying it to the fish.


What spices are good with fish?

Seasoning spices like celery salt, mace, mustard powder, smoked paprika work well with fish. You can also use lemon pepper, garlic powder, blackening seasonings like Tony Chachere’s.

If you want something particularly unique for fish I would recommend a combination of Rosemary and salt – this works well on salmon or any other white fish.

Rosemary is a bush that grows wild in the Mediterranean area. It has a very strong aroma, but it goes wonderfully with fish because it allows the taste of the actual fish to come through. It makes the fleshy texture of whitefish such as cod or halibut much more enjoyable!


What is Cajun seasoning?

Cajun seasoning is actually not one spice but an amalgamation of many different spices taken from different traditional recipes used by Cajuns and Creole cooks when cooking their food.

Cajun seasoning blends usually contain a lot of salt and pepper, garlic, onion, oregano, paprika, and cayenne. A good Cajun spice blend should also include thyme and basil to give the blend its excellent taste! You can experiment with different proportions of these spices until you find something that works best for you.

Some Cajun blends are so hot they’ll make your face melt off… use them at your own risk (this is NOT what I recommend).


How do you make fish batter/breading?

To make fish batter/breading you will need: – flour – cornmeal – egg whites or water depending on what kind of breading you want – oil for frying – seasonings

It is a very simple procedure: 1) Combine dry ingredients in bowl 2) Place egg whites or water in separate bowl 3) Add seasoning 4) Mix wet and dry ingredients 5) Heat oil to desired temperature 6) Dredge fish 7) Deep fry until golden brown, making sure not to overcook


What is the best kind of flour for beer batter?

I recommend using unbleached all-purpose flour (10x). I have found that bleached and self-rising flours tend to break down much quicker than unbleached varieties. I also like using cornmeal for its wonderful crunchiness, but if you don’t have any on hand, use more flour instead.


How do you get the fish crispy?

The best way to get fish to be nice and crispy is by using cornmeal or flour-based batter that has been refrigerated until cold (at least 1 hour). Make sure your oil is hot enough when frying as well – if it’s not hot enough, your coating will absorb all the grease in your pot instead of staying crunchy.