Fish Sandwiches

There are few things better than a fried fish sandwich served with coleslaw and tartar sauce on a sunny summer day at the beach. Andrew Zimmern’s favorite is the fresh-tasting fish taco torta at Tilia in Minneapolis, which doesn’t even take long to make. “Fried fish, creamy Peppadew slaw, corn chips, cilantro and lime never tasted so good,” he says. “It’s the best fish sandwich in the world, besides Richard’s in Maracas Bay, Trinidad.” Discover your perfect fish sandwich from Food & Wine’s guide. We have options from restaurants across the country and recipes for re-creating them at home.

Crispy Grouper Sandwiches with Green Tomato–Cucumber Relish


“Every seafood joint along the Gulf Coast has its own version of the grouper sandwich,” says chef John Besh. For his take on the sandwich, he tops the crispy fish with a tangy relish and a drippy ranch-style sauce studded with charred jalapeños. If you’re planning on catching the grouper yourself, Besh recommends icing the fish for a day before cooking. “This will allow the flesh to rest and become a bit less firm and much more tender and flaky.”
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Rye Crisps with Tomatoes and Sardines

This recipe from Food & Wine's Justin Chapple makes the most of canned sardines. Chapple prepares a bright herb mayo to spread on rye crisps, then tops them with a cherry tomato salad and good-quality sardines. The juices from the tomatoes soften the rye crisps ever so slightly. Slideshow: More Sandwich Recipes
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Fish Sandwich

From a fried catfish sandwich with chipotle-honey mayo to a salmon club sandwich, these recipes will inspire you to try fish in your next sandwich.
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Fried Catfish Sandwiches with Chipotle-Honey Mayo

Some of the freshest catfish in the Delta is sold from right out of the backs of pickup trucks. Plus: More Seafood Recipes and Tips
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Fried-Catfish Sandwiches with Spicy Mayonnaise

Moist, juicy catfish, coated with cornmeal and fried crisp, makes a delicious sandwich on a crusty roll with peppery mayonnaise. If you're not in a sandwich mood, skip the roll, but don't hold the mayo: It makes a fine dipping sauce for the fish. Slideshow: Tasty Sandwiches
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