Blackened Tilapia Sandwich with Cilantro Lime Mayonnaise Recipe by Paula Deen

Level: Easy

Time: 30 MINUTES

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  • 1/4 cup sweet paprika
  • 2 tablespoons ground thyme
  • 2 teaspoons onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground red pepper
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 4 (10 oz) tilapia fillets
  • 4 kaiser buns, split, buttered and toasted
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
  • store-bought mango salsa


In a shallow dish, combine spices.


Pour melted butter into another shallow dish. Dip fish fillets in melted butter and coat with seasoning mixture.


Heat a cast iron skillet over medium-high heat until hot. Cook prepared fish, in batches if necessary, 3 to 4 minutes per side, or until fish flakes easily with a fork.


Spread Cilantro Lime Mayonnaise evenly over toasted buns. Place blackened fish on bottom half of bun, top with mango salsa, and cover with top half of bun.


Cilantro Lime Mayonnaise:


In a small bowl, combine mayonnaise, cilantro and lime juice. Cover and chill.

Blackened Tilapia Sandwich with Cilantro Lime Mayonnaise


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