Modern Fish Sandwich

Sandwiches, Mains | 30 Minutes or Less, Cooking for One or Two, Kid Friendly | Seafood

SERVES 1* - START TO FINISH: 15 minutes
Recipe Scoop Modern Fish Sandwich

Cooking Notes

Can be easily doubled or more.

Modern Fish Sandwich

4 to 5 ounces fresh fish fillet (such as halibut, snapper, grouper, etc.)
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon black pepper
1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons vegetable oil
Kaiser roll, or bun of choice
Special Seafood Sauce, (click here for recipe)
Lettuce leaves, optional for serving

Lightly sprinkle fish with salt and pepper. Put flour and fish fillet into a gallon-sized, zipper-topped bag. Shake to coat fillet with flour. Remove fillet and shake off any excess.

Heat oil in a 6-inch or larger sauté pan over medium-high heat. When oil is hot, place fillet in the pan and cook on both sides, about 3 to 4 minutes each, (depending on thickness of fish), until it flakes easily with a fork. Try to avoid turning more than once as fish tends to crumble with multiple turnings.

Toast bread of choice, and spread 1 tablespoon of sauce on both the top and bottom of bun. Add lettuce, if desired, and top with sautéed fillet. Serve immediately.

Modern Fish Sandwich

From Alicia:

I vividly remember eating “fish” sandwiches as a child when the frozen square patties showed up in our local supermarket. I asked my older brother, (who of course knew everything), what kind of fish was shaped like a square patty. He replied with all the authority of an 8-year-old older brother, “That’s what they look like when they grow up from being fish sticks.”

And I believed him.

Needless to say the fish sandwich and I did not get off to a good start. But now, as I see a “modern take” on the fish sandwich in restaurants across the nation, I’m growing to really appreciate them. Because sandwiches are so easy to prepare and are kid-friendly, (no matter the age of the kid), I can definitely see why my mom used to turn to the ease of the frozen square patties.

Modern Fish Sandwich

Approximate Values Per Serving: 352 calories (20% from fat), 8 g fat (1 g saturated), 36 mg cholesterol, 30 g protein, 39 g carbohydrates, 1.5 g dietary fiber, 906.5 mg sodium

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