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Blackened Tilapia Sandwich with Cilantro Lime Mayonnaise

By Paula Deen
  • Prep time: 10 minutes
  • Cook time: 10 minutes
  • Servings: 10

Ingredients

  • 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 melted butter
  • 4 (10 oz) tilapia fillets
  • 4 split, buttered and toasted kaiser buns
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
  • store-bought mango salsa

Directions

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.