Tilapia is grilled with butter, Old Bay seasoning, and garlic, and then set atop toasted multigrain bread with melted pepper jack cheese and a sauce of mayo, dill relish, red onions, tomato, and a piri piri kick.

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Ingredients

2
Original recipe yields 2 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Stir together the mayonnaise, onion, tomato, relish, and piri piri in a small bowl. Season to taste with salt and pepper, and set aside.

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  • Season the tilapia fillets on both sides with the seafood seasoning and garlic powder. Melt the butter in a skillet over medium heat. Cook the tilapia 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 pepperjack cheese on top of each fillet, cover the skillet, and cook until the cheese has melted.

  • Place each tilapia fillet onto a slice of toasted bread, spread with the reserved sauce, then top with the remaining slices of bread.

Cook's Note

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

Nutrition Facts

798.3 calories; 43.7 g protein; 31.5 g carbohydrates; 142.7 mg cholesterol; 1307.6 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
09/09/2010
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. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
03/16/2009
It was not that good. The recipe calls for way too much cayenne pepper. My husband I were dissapointed in it. Read More
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42 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 25
  • 4 star values: 14
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
09/09/2010
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. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/27/2012
I love making this recipe using soft tortillas and eating as fish tacos. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/07/2010
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. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/27/2012
Yum as one reviewer mentioned great as fish tacos w/ crispy or flour tortillas. Use olive oil or coconut oil to cook fish and low fat or fat free mayo and Low fat cheese. Tortillas can replace bread or crumble fish in your choice of greens and low-fat dressing for a delish salad. Ask community for suggestions to make dishes more "heart" friendly. We love to share. Thanks Nan13 for sharing a great fish sandwich. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/11/2010
My husband and I loved this! We didn't have all the ingredients on hand (tomatoes chopped onion pepperjack cheese) however it was still very good. This was also something quick to whip up for lunch. Definately adding to our weekly rotation. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/04/2011
DELICIOUS!!!!! I can't picture myself ever eating a battered fish sandwich again. Loved the spicy "kick" the freshness of the tilapia and the "out of this world" salsa. YUM! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/11/2012
very good. it's nothing outstanding but i will make it again. the sauce is good but the tomatos and onions make the sauce a little too chunky for me. will seperate from the sauce next time. thanks! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/24/2012
My favorite way to fix these is w/soft taco shells. The mayo is the best part. Mix mayo w/cilantro and finely diced tomatoes. Have side of pico de galo (not sure of spelling). Breaded halibut works great. Frozen is fine. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/28/2009
I'm only giving this four stars because I had to alter the recipe due to not having everything on hand. No piri or cayenne and no tomato. I also added fresh cilantro to the mayo. WE LOVED THESE SANDWICHES!!! I will definitely make these again and again. Thanks! Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
03/16/2009
It was not that good. The recipe calls for way too much cayenne pepper. My husband I were dissapointed in it. Read More
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