Monday, September 8, 2014

Spicy Crispy Fish Sandwich

I don't know about you guys... but all the football and beer had us craving a cheeseburger and fries yesterday! Instead of completely indulging in a greasy, calorie and fat loaded meal I decided to make a healthier version of a burger and fries for dinner to satisfy our craving. Using some mahi mahi filets we had in the freezer, I came up with a recipe for a Spicy Crispy Fish Sandwich and made a batch of my Oven Baked ‘French Fries’.

Mahi mahi was the perfect fish to use for this fish “burger” as its texture is firm and the taste is mild, but you could use any white fish! The panko bread crumbs give the fish a crispy coating, while the cayenne pepper and creole seasoning give the coating the perfect amount of heat. Baking the fish in the oven is easier and so much healthier than frying it!

Oh and to top it all off, I made a jalapeno mayo to use on our burgers. If you like spicy food, you’ll love this recipe… and if you wanted a milder fish sandwich, you could just use regular mayo or tarter sauce instead.

This Spicy Crispy Fish Sandwich was a great healthy swap for a burger and fries!

Spicy Crispy Fish Sandwich 
with Jalapeno Mayo
makes 2 sandwiches

Ingredients -
For sandwich:
2 mahi mahi fillets (or other white fish)
1/2 cup panko breadcrumbs
1/2 tsp. cayenne pepper
1/4 tsp. creole seasoning
1/2 tsp. black pepper
1/4 tsp. salt
1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
2 hamburger buns

For mayo:
1/3 cup light mayonnaise
2 tsp. jalapenos, finely chopped
splash of jalapeno juice

Directions -
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Spray a baking sheet with non stick cooking spray.

In a small bowl mix the panko, cayenne pepper, creole seasoning, black pepper, and salt.

Pour the olive oil onto a small plate. Dip the fish fillets into the plate of olive oil to coat pieces, then dip fish into the bowl of the panko breadcrumbs, completely covering the fish with the panko.

Place fish on the baking sheet. Bake for 10 minutes, then carefully turn the fish over and cook another 10 minutes.

While fish is baking, prepare the jalapeno mayonnaise. In a small bowl mix the mayonnaise, jalapenos and jalapeno juice. Place in refrigerator to chill.

When fish is done baking, remove from oven and assemble sandwich (I toast my hamburger bun for some extra crunch!) and top with jalapeno mayonnaise.


I served my Spicy Crispy Fish Sandwich with a side of Oven Baked 'French Fries'.

If you like some heat, this is definitely the sandwich for you! I might try this recipe with a chicken breast too... :)


- Janel

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