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.
- 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