Blackened Fish Sandwich With Sweet Citrus Slaw

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Recipe: #435

October 13, 2011

Categories: Tilapia, Sunday Dinner,

"Living in FL, a Grouper Reuben is classic, and so are the blackened fish sandwiches. Whether it is grouper or snapper, you will be sure to find one at almost every seafood restaurant. And this is my take on one. I make my slaw a bit different with a little honey and citrus to go with the spicy cajun seasoning."

Original is 4 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (391.8 g)
  • Calories 429.5
  • Total Fat - 14.9 g
  • Saturated Fat - 7 g
  • Cholesterol - 86 mg
  • Sodium - 607.9 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 43.9 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 2.5 g
  • Sugars - 11.4 g
  • Protein - 32.6 g
  • Calcium - 203.3 mg
  • Iron - 2.8 mg
  • Vitamin C - 42.8 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.4 mg

Step by Step Method

Step 1

Fish ... You want to make sure to take your fish out of the refrigerator, season it and let it "warm up." You never want to cook cold fish. And the same time, you don't want it to get too warm. Just 15-20 minutes is all you need. This will also allow time for the marinade to season the fish.

Step 2

Slaw ... As the fish is marinating, it is time to make the slaw. To a medium size bowl, add the honey, yogurt, lime juice, orange juice, orange zest, and cilantro and mix well. Then add the onion and cabbage and toss well to combine. Set off to the side to rest and absorb all the flavor while you finish off the fish.

Step 3

Rolls ... Take 1 tablespoon of the butter and spread on the rolls. I brown them in the same pan where I am making the fish, but you can do them under the broiler as well. Whatever method works best for you.

Step 4

Fish ... A couple of important NOTES for cooking blackened fish. IT DOES SMOKE. Best to cook outside, or make sure you have an overhead fan - otherwise, it will smoke a bit. Also, use a heavy pan, non stick will work, but I prefer my cast iron for this if possible or any HEAVY pan.

Step 5

Fry ... Add the remaining butter and bring to high heat. I sometimes will add just a drizzle of canola or vegetable oil to prevent the butter from burning. Add the fish and cook on the first side until it is good and blackened, you will be able to tell - about 4 minutes. Flip and continue to cook another 3-4 minutes. It will depend on the thickness of the fish. Also, the pan can alter the cooking time. The fish should be firm to the touch. Remove and set off to the side and drizzle on the orange juice.

Step 6

Sandwich ... I like to add a little slaw to the bottom bun, then the fish, and finish it with a bit more slaw on top of the fish. Top it off and ENJOY!


No special items needed.

5 Reviews


Great fish sandwich but the coleslaw is outstanding! thanks for sharing!


review by:
(28 Jul 2023)


Very good, especially that slaw. Great lunch with friends!


review by:
(2 Nov 2020)


I used much less cilantro but otherwise made as written. Delicious fish sandwich right here, with lots of crunch and flavor. Now a regular in my life.


review by:
(18 Dec 2019)


I love fish sandwiches and this turned out super delicious! Loved that coleslaw mix. It went so well with the fish and added a nice crunch. Very much enjoyed!


review by:
(22 Nov 2019)

Mimi Bobeck

This made an awesome tasting sandwich. Especially with the added flavors and crunch from the slaw. A keeper all the way around!


review by:
(5 Oct 2017)

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