Sometimes, you just want a sandwich. Peanut butter and jelly, roast beef, grilled cheese—whatever your preference, sandwiches are a great way to squeeze several flavors into one package. Fish sandwiches are no different, and the options for sandwich recipes that utilize fish are endless. Today, I’ve provided you with two sandwich recipes that pair your catch with some great accent flavors.
Fish-Wich with OG Mayo
4 fresh or frozen fish fillets (such as cod, orange roughy, or pike)
¼ cup fine dry bread crumbs
¼ tsp ground ginger
1/8 tsp ground red pepper
2 tbsp melted butter
Salt, to taste
1. Rinse fish and pat dry with a paper towel. Set aside.
2. In a bowl, combine bread crumbs, ginger, salt (if used), and red pepper. Set aside.
3. Place fish fillets on wax paper and brush with melted butter. Then coat tops and sides with bread crumb mixture.
4. Place fillets in a greased baking pan and bake, uncovered, at 450 degrees for 5-6 minutes, or until fish flakes easily with a fork.
5. Serve on toasted bun or bread with lettuce leaves and Orange-Ginger mayonnaise (recipe below).
*To make Orange-Ginger mayonnaise, mix together ¼ cup low-fat mayonnaise, 1 tsp orange marmalade, and ¼ tsp ground ginger in a bowl.
Blackened Tilapia Sandwich
1/8 cup paprika
2 tbsp ground thyme
2 tsp onion powder
1 tsp garlic powder
¼ tsp ground red pepper
¼ cup melted butter
4 (10-ounce) tilapia fillets
Salt, to taste
1. In a bowl, combine dry ingredients.
2. Dip fillets in butter and coat with seasoning mixture.
3. Bring a frying pan to medium-high heat and cook each fillet for roughly 4 minutes on each side.
4. Serve on a toasted Kaiser bun and top with Cilantro Lime mayonnaise (recipe below).
*To make Cilantro Lime mayonnaise, combine 1 cup mayonnaise, ¼ cup fresh chopped cilantro, and 1 tbsp fresh lime juice in a bowl. Allow to chill before serving.