RECIPE | Posh fish finger sandwich

RECIPE | Posh fish finger sandwich

Who doesn’t love a fish finger sandwich? It’s honestly the ultimate comfort food, and was definitely my go-to dinner at uni was I was lacking on the student loan front.

However, I first experienced a PROPER fish sandwich in Cape Cod. By proper I mean fresh, chunky bits of fish, not battered or breadcrumbed, sandwiched between two doorstop pieces of bread and slathered in tartar sauce. Delicious…

And now a fish sandwich is on my mind again after my parents, just back from the Caribbean, began raving about the fresh fish sandwiches they had there, doused in a spicy Caribbean rub.

So I thought I’d rustle a quick one up for lunch – and share with you my secrets…

Firstly, it’s all about getting that perfect rub for the fish… today I was lazy and just used Schwartz Perfect Shake Fish Seasoning.

But it’s easy to make your own. I personally like a blend of thyme, cayenne pepper and paprika.

Then it’s all about rubbing those fish fillets and frying, or grilling, them until they’re opaque and flaky (around 5 minutes each side was good for me).

Then just cut yourself two doorstop slabs of bread, top with the homemade tartar sauce and salad, and the fish.

Tah-dah… pure perfection.

INGREDIENTS

 

  • 2 small white fish fillets, I like cod or plaice
  • Handful of watercress
  • Fresh bread (whole loafs rather than sliced is better)
  • 2 tomatoes
  • A fish rub

 

For the tartar sauce:

 

  • 100ml mayonnaise
  • 2 tbsp capers, chopped
  • 2 tbsp gherkins, chopped
  • Squeeze of lemon juice
  • 2 tbsp parsley
  • Salt and pepper for seasoning, to taste
1. In a bowl mix together all the tartar sauce ingredients and set to one side.
2. Heat grill to medium-high, season the fish with your homemade, or shop-bought rub, and place under the grill (or fry in a pan if desired).
3. Grill for five minutes until the fish starts looking opaque at the edges, then turn with a spatula and grill the other side.
4. In the meantime cut yourself two slices of bread, top with the homemade tartar sauce and sliced tomatoes/watercress.
5. Once your fish is cooked transfer to the bread, and either eat as an open or closed sandwich. Delicious.
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