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.” Slideshow: More Grouper Recipes
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
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.
5 Crispy Fried-Fish Sandwiches to Make This Summer
Master this beach food staple.
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