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Blackened Tilapia Sandwich with Cilantro Lime Mayonnaise and Baked Red Potato Chips

by Aggies Kitchen on April 21, 2009

My sister in law Jamie lives up in the Panhandle of FL and has the best seafood available to her. I didn’t know how fresh seafood could be until we went to visit her a couple of summers ago and she took us to Joe Patti’s to pick up some fish for dinner. This place is awesome, it’s right on the water and you can see the boats coming in to dock with the fish they just caught. They have so many different types of seafood available, fish I’ve never even heard of before. I must admit, I am extremely jealous, and I crave Joe Patti’s on a regular basis.

Recently Jamie told me about a recipe she tried and loved…a blackened tilapia sandwich with cilantro lime mayonnaise. Everything about it sounded great to me so of course I had to try it.

The recipe originally came from Paula Deen, but really all I followed from her recipe was the Cilantro Mayonnaise. For the blacknening seasoning I instead used Chef Paul Prudhomme Blackened Redfish Magic. I discovered this seasoning last year in St. Thomas of all places, when I ordered the best tasting blackened fish sandwich. I love this stuff.

I served some homemade baked red potato chips with the sandwiches…cole slaw would be great with them too, next time!

Blackened Tilapia Sandwich with Cilantro Lime Mayonnaise
Recipe adapted from Paula Deen

4 tilapia filets (I used frozen tilapia from Costco)
Blackened Redfish Magic seasoning
non stick spray
fresh kaiser rolls

1 cup mayonnaise
1/4 cup freshly chopped cilantro leaves
1 tablespoon fresh lime juice

Sprinkle seasoning liberally (or lightly, based on your taste) on each tilapia filet. Place each piece of fish into hot pan sprayed with non stick spray. Cook fish until flaky, approximately 3-4 minutes on each side.

For mayonnaise, combine all ingredients in small bowl. Cover and chill.

Serve tilapia on kaiser rolls with cilantro lime mayonnaise and your favorite side dish!


Homemade Baked Red Potato Chips
Recipe from Aggie’s Kitchen

6-8 medium red potatoes, sliced thin
1-2 tsp olive oil
salt and pepper

In a medium bowl, gently toss potatoes with olive oil and salt and pepper. Place potato slices on baking/cooling rack placed into a cookie sheet**. Bake in 425 degree oven for approximately 15-20 minutes or until golden brown and crisp.

**using a baking/cooling rack placed into a cookie sheet is important for air baking and keeping both sides of potato slices crisp**

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Mary April 21, 2009 at 3:27 pm

Oh, my but this sounds good. That cilantro-lime mayo has my name on it!

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Sara April 21, 2009 at 3:43 pm

I love cilantro and though I’m not a fan of mayo…cilantro/lime mayo does sound appealing. :)

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Erica April 21, 2009 at 3:54 pm

Sounds awesome. I love tilapia but have never had it blackened! Will def be trying this :) Roast red potato chips are the best! We just made them the other night :)

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Lisa April 21, 2009 at 3:58 pm

I love everything about this. I cannot get enough fresh fish!

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Sara April 21, 2009 at 4:02 pm

That sounds awesome! So simple and tasty – minus the cilantro mayo for me, I really hate cilantro.

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Patsyk April 21, 2009 at 4:32 pm

Not a fan of cilantro, but I’d definitely want a bite of that blackened tilapia! Looks like a great sandwich!

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Helene April 21, 2009 at 5:09 pm

Love cilantro, this would be a meal I would eat in no time. I would use the blackened fish and the cilantro lime mayo and make tacos.

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Colleen April 21, 2009 at 6:03 pm

This looks great – the perfect meal to eat on the deck!

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Kerstin April 21, 2009 at 6:34 pm

I love blackened tilapia – it was my favorite thing to get at our favorite Caribbean restaurant in Chicago. Looks SO good!

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Sarah April 21, 2009 at 7:33 pm

I’ve never had tilapia and it looks so good! I love the mayo flavour you’ve put with it. Yum!

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Mary Ann April 21, 2009 at 7:39 pm

Blackened tilapia is one of my all-time favorites things to eat. This sandwich looks perfect. I love the chips you made too.

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Cathy April 21, 2009 at 8:08 pm

I am making this as soon as I can get everything I need from the store! It looks incredible!

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Cara April 21, 2009 at 8:13 pm

everything looks great but especially those chips – I really need to get a mandoline!

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harpervalley April 21, 2009 at 9:26 pm

Can you bring these to Smith Hanley one day soon? Pleeeease? =) –lisa

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EmmyJMommy April 21, 2009 at 9:37 pm

Lovin’ the simplicity of the recipe! I am always scared to cook fish….worried that the aroma will be too much in the house….do you have a secret or is the secret fresh fish???

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Aggie April 21, 2009 at 9:42 pm

EmmyJMommy – Tilapia isn’t too fishy, so I think it would be a good fish to start with…I don’t find the aroma to be bad at all. Oh and I should have mentioned that my fish was frozen! I wish I was able to get fresh fish every day!

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Bob April 21, 2009 at 9:57 pm

Mmmm, tilapia. One of the few fishes I enjoy. That looks fantastic, I love the cilantro/lime mayo.

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constantmj April 21, 2009 at 10:05 pm

Aggie,
I’m so glad you loved this recipe and posted it. It is a delicious fish sandwich and I panfryed it in my cast iron skillet. If anyone is ever in the Pensacola FL area, you must check out Joe Patti’s seafood. I’m very lucky to have a place to get such fresh seafood.

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Carrian April 21, 2009 at 10:17 pm

Cilantro-lime?! Yum!!

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thenotsoskinnykitchen April 21, 2009 at 10:38 pm

I’m not a fan of cilantro or mayo, but the sandwich and potatoes look delicious!

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Maria April 21, 2009 at 11:39 pm

I love tilapia, such a great fish!! I have never tried it on a sandwich though. Great idea!! I love the chips too!

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Annie April 21, 2009 at 11:43 pm

That looks fantastic!! I don’t know if I have ever tried Tilapia yet… But I love white flaky fish, so I think I would love this sandwich!

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unconfidential cook April 22, 2009 at 12:39 am

I love this sandwich! I’ve seen Paula make that mayo and have made it with lemon instead of lime, which is also really good.

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Pamela April 22, 2009 at 2:34 am

Wow! This just sounds marvelous, especially the mayo.

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Jeena April 22, 2009 at 9:47 am

Why is it everytime I visit your blog Aggie that I feel liek you have cooked it specially for me! I would eat this fish sandwich and savour it – I eat fish like this at home and love it.

Thanks for stopping by my blog. :-)

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Bridgett April 22, 2009 at 5:21 pm

Now that is definitely not your average sandwich. This one is AMAZING! Very impressive Aggie and I can only imagine how fantastic this tastes.

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Hillary April 22, 2009 at 9:19 pm

I love those chips! They look great!

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JennDZ - The Leftover Queen April 22, 2009 at 9:28 pm

I really like tilapia and that cilantro lime mayo sounds incredibly good!

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Kevin April 23, 2009 at 12:40 am

That fish sandwich sounds really good.

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from my motorhome to yours April 23, 2009 at 1:44 am

I make yellow corn meal crusted fish stick out of talpia, its on my blog, your pictures look great

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Ninette April 23, 2009 at 1:54 am

You’ve made tilapia before…I’m going to have to try cooking it at home!

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Girl Japan April 23, 2009 at 7:30 am

The Cilantro-lime mayo has me ooooing and AHHHing… Goodness is that one fine looking meal- how do you do it all? I think you are fabulous.. I think I will make costco my BFF!

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Amy April 23, 2009 at 10:52 pm

Looks SO good!! I have some Tilapia in my freezer right now! I am going to make this soon!!

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Sara April 24, 2009 at 4:19 am

The tilapia sandwich sounds great but I really like the idea of homemade baked potato chips-they sound greta!

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Maris April 26, 2009 at 4:09 pm

This sounds SO DELICIOUS! I have been wanting to try to make tilapia latelt but haven’t gotten around do. Maybe this would be a good starter recipe!

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sue September 25, 2009 at 5:35 am
Cookin' Canuck November 10, 2010 at 12:24 pm

Oh, how I wish I still lived by the ocean for seafood that fresh! This sandwich sounds fantastic and that mayo is the perfect condiment for the tilapia.

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Miss @ Miss in the Kitchen April 14, 2011 at 11:46 pm

I am drooling, this looks fantastic!

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patsy April 18, 2011 at 1:31 pm

Oh, how I would have loved one of those sandwiches for lunch today! It will have to wait now until after Passover… but, it’s going to be on my list! Yum!

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Elle April 20, 2011 at 12:42 pm

The fish is beautiful! We’re also lucky here in New England to have very fresh seafood. This is definitely one to try!

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Sunny May 4, 2011 at 1:58 pm

This looks great! I’m always looking for ways to make Tilapia more exciting!

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Christina @ Sweet Pea's Kitchen June 24, 2012 at 11:14 am

This looks sooooo good! I love tilapia! :)

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Aggies Kitchen June 24, 2012 at 7:43 pm

it’s a great sandwich, hope you try it! So easy and the baked potato chips too, yum!

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