Spicy Whiting Sandwich

    20 minutes

    A fish sandwich full of balanced but powerful flavours! Whiting is seasoned and fried and served with cheese and a sauce of mayonnaise, relish, onions, tomatoes and piri piri chilli pepper.

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    Serves: 2 

    • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
    • 1/4 cup minced red onion
    • 1/2 cup finely chopped tomato
    • 2 tablespoons dill pickle relish
    • 1/2 teaspoon ground piri piri chilli pepper
    • 1 pinch salt and ground black pepper to taste
    • 2 (125g) whiting fillets
    • 1 teaspoon seafood seasoning
    • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
    • 2 tablespoons butter
    • 4 slices cheddar cheese
    • 4 slices whole wheat bread, toasted

    Preparation:10min  ›  Cook:10min  ›  Ready in:20min 

    1. Stir together the mayonnaise, onion, tomato, relish and piri piri in a small bowl. Season to taste with salt and pepper and set aside.
    2. Season the whiting fillets on both sides with the seafood seasoning and garlic powder. Melt the butter in a frypan over medium heat. Cook the fillets until they are golden brown on both sides and no longer translucent in the center, 2 to 3 minutes per side. Place two slices of cheese on top of each fillet, cover the frypan, and cook until the cheese has melted.
    3. Place each fillet onto a slice of toasted bread, spread with the reserved sauce, then top with the remaining slices of bread.


    If you can't find piri piri, use cayenne pepper instead.

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    I didn't make the mayo sauce, and I didn't eat it as a sandwich, but I did season the tilapia fillets with Old Bay and garlic and pan fried them in butter. I poured the butter from the skillet over the fish when I served it. It didn't need any extra sauce as far as I was concerned...delicious as is.  -  08 Sep 2010  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    I love making this recipe using soft tortillas and eating as fish tacos.  -  25 Feb 2012  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    I made this tonight using some frozen tilapia purchased at a local store. The store packages each fish fillet individually, making this a fantastically easy recipe! I don't really like spicy, so I did not make the sauce. I did use the tomato and mayonnaise on the bread, however. The seasoning for the fish was perfect; I added some salt as well. I don't think it would reheat well, so it will remain a quick dinner or weekend lunch meal. I served it with vegetarian vegetable soup and pickle spears. Fresh fruit for dessert.  -  04 Apr 2010  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)