I don’t remember when exactly I made this dish, but it was either last week or the week before. And I have to admit, this may be one of the VERY BEST fish sandwiches ever. And I mean EVER. Honestly, it’s hard to go wrong with fried fish, fancy bread, sriracha sauce, etc. I made several tweaks, though minor, which are reflected in my recipe write-up below. If you’d like to compare it to the original recipe, which came from Gwyneth Patrow’s book, featured on Huffington Post’s Taste blog. You would think it’s a vegan meal, considering it’s Gwyneth Paltrow, and the original recipe calls for vegan mayo…but two of the ingredients are also milk and a baguette. Very mysterious.
Anyway, there really isn’t much else to say, so I apologize for this boring blog post. But it was just so delightful, again, fried fish, vegetables, hunks of fancy bread…mmm good. =P Side note: please don’t pay any attention to my dry and cracked hands in the picture. I need lotion ASAP.
Fried Fish Sandwich with Spicy Mayo and Pickles
-2 large or 4 small white fish fillets, rinsed and patted dry with paper towels (mine were tiny, so I used 4)
-1cu plain bread crumbs mixed with 1 teaspoon each coarse salt and freshly ground black pepper
-1/4cu extra virgin olive oil
-spritz of lemon juice
-spicy mayo (see below)
-1 small loaf of fancy bread, or baguette (I got some form of thick artisan bread, then cut it to fit the sandwich…we had about half the loaf left over)
-lettuce (spring mix, arugula, etc.)
-1.5tsp sriracha sauce
-Prepare the spicy mayo by mixing the ingredients together, then set aside.
-Dip the fish in the milk and then dredge it in the bread crumbs.
-Meanwhile, heat the olive oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Cook the fish for about 2 minutes on each side. Drain on paper towels; spritz lemon juice over the fish.
-While the fish is cooking, slather on the mayo and toppings (lettuce and pickles), then add the fish, and top with the other piece of bread.