Blackened fish sandwiches with a tangy lemon-dill aioli. Garnish with lettuce and tomato, if desired. Store the remaining aioli in the refrigerator.


Recipe Summary

15 mins
10 mins
25 mins
4 sandwiches


Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
Lemon-Dill Aioli:


Instructions Checklist
  • Combine mayonnaise, lemon juice, garlic, dill, cayenne, salt, and pepper for aioli in a bowl. Let flavors mingle for at least 10 minutes.

  • Meanwhile, combine chili powder, garlic powder, thyme, cayenne, salt, and black pepper in a small bowl. Sprinkle a little of the seasoning mixture over each side of the tilapia.

  • Place a medium to large pan on the stovetop over medium heat. Add just enough olive oil to coat the bottom of the pan and allow oil to heat, 1 to 2 minutes. Add fish to the hot oil and cook until it flakes easily with a fork, 3 to 4 minutes on each side.

  • Spread a little aioli onto each half of the toasted buns. Place cooked fish on the bottom half; top with remaining half. Serve with extra aioli on the side.

Cook's Notes:

Use any white fish you like. You can use either homemade or store-bought buns.

How long to cook the fish will depend on the size and thickness of your fish. If you are using fairly thin pieces, about 1/2-inch thick, the recommended cooking time in the recipe should be correct.

Heat the buns in a separate pan, grill pan, or broiler, just for added texture, until slightly brown.

Editor's Note:

Nutrition data for this recipe includes the full amount of seasoning mixture and aioli. The actual amount of seasoning and aioli consumed will vary.

Nutrition Facts

706 calories; protein 27.8g; carbohydrates 27.4g; fat 54.6g; cholesterol 61.9mg; sodium 953.9mg. Full Nutrition