Blackened Tilapia Sandwiches



For Sandwiches:

  • 4 (4oz) tilapia fish fillets, patted dry
  • 1 1/2Tbsp paprkika
  • 1Tbsp salt
  • 1Tbsp garlic powder
  • 1Tbsp onion powder
  • 1/2Tbsp sugar
  • 1/2Tbsp black pepper
  • 1/2Tbsp oregano
  • scant 1/2Tbsp cayenne pepper
  • 1tsp thyme
  • 12Tbsp olive oil

For Lemon Garlic Tartar Sauce:

  • 1/3c mayonnaise (I like olive oil mayo)*
  • 34Tbsp ketchup*
  • juice of 1 lemon
  • 1 clove garlic, minced

For serving:

  • buns*
  • lettuce
  • tomato


For Sandwiches:

  1. In a small glass jar or a bowl, combine all spices. Using a spoon, sprinkle spice mixture over both sides of the tilapia and rub in with fingers, coating well. In a large skillet, heat olive oil over medium high heat. Add tilapia to the pan, cooking about 3 minutes on each side or until fish has become opaque and flakes easily with a fork.
  2. For sandwiches, serve on buns with favorite toppings.

For Tartar Sauce:

  1. Whisk all ingredients together well. Serve as a spread for sandwiches or dip for fish.


*Gluten & Dairy Free Notes: be sure your mayonnaise and ketchup are dairy and gluten free. I like Kraft olive oil mayonnaise and Hunt’s No High Fructose Corn Syrup ketchup. Also, be sure to serve it on a gluten free bun, like Udi’s or Rudi’s.