Family-style fish sandwiches

October 23, 2012 § 11 Comments

This meal is delicious, but not fancy…don’t even think about serving it at a dinner party,  But for a stick-to-your-ribs family meal that is quick and easy to cook and beloved by all, these fish sandwiches are perfect.  Dave and I very much enjoyed these, and they were so easy to prepare.  Just start with some sort of white fish filet (we used swai), and you’ll very easily be able to pull together a delicious meal. Our recipe makes enough for 2.  Double or triple it to make more.

Fish sandwiches

1/4 cup panko bread crumbs

pinch cayenne pepper

pinch Herbs de Provence

pinch red pepper flakes

pinch each: salt and pepper

2 white fish filets (try using swai, flounder, or even catfish)

Canola oil, for frying

2 Ciabatta buns, split

2 pieces cheese

1 roma tomato, sliced

10-16 fresh spinach leaves


Place the bread crumbs, cayenne pepper, Herbs de Provence, red pepper flakes, and salt and pepper into a glass dish.  Place the fish filets in the dish, and turn to coat, ensuring that all of the mixture is covering the fish.

Meanwhile, heat the oil in a large cast iron frying pan over medium high heat.  Place the filets into the pan, pouring any remaining crumbs over the top of the fish.  Cook for a couple of minutes on each side.  Remove from pan, and cover with foil to keep hot.  Place the ciabatta buns in the pan, and lightly toast all sides.  Remove from the pan, and place on individual plates.  Fill the buns with the cooked fish, tomato, spinach leaves, and mayonnaise.

Serves 2.


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§ 11 Responses to Family-style fish sandwiches

  • viveka says:

    Prefect …. this with Panko breadcrumbs .. we can’t get over here … but I can use normal home make. This I will try .. for lunch one day. Love my sandwiches. Thanks .. remember me a bit about my sandwiches on the dock in Victoria.

    • Libby says:

      I almost didn’t use the panko, and then at the last second decided that they’d be a nice addition. The fish is so delicate, the bread crumbs do help to hold it together. Regular bread crumbs will work just as well as the panko.

      • viveka says:

        I was suppose to buy when I was over .. there, but forgotten, even notice it on the supermarket shelves .. but thought next time .. and next time I forgotten it.

      • Libby says:

        Maybe you can get a Japanese restaurant there to sell you some. You could also make them yourself, but that might be an awful lot of trouble for just bread crumbs!

      • viveka says:

        No Japanese restaurant in Landskrona yet. I use .. basic crumbs …

  • viveka says:

    By the way .. one of your best food shot so fare – wonderful. Get close to your food.

    • Libby says:

      Thanks! I’ve been working with the camera settings, too, so I don’t have to do the white correction anymore.

      • viveka says:

        Fantastic shot … you have come a long way. Sometimes it great to go back to basic settings and start all over – because I press all different settings and I don’t have a clue what the settings are in the end. So back to factory settings is good.

      • Libby says:

        That’s good advice for any piece of electronic equipment!

  • df says:

    That shot does look extremely inviting, and this sounds like a great dish for a quick cookout when the weather plays nice.

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