Cornmeal-Crusted Tilapia Sandwiches with Lime Butter

Cornmeal-Crusted Tilapia Sandwiches with Lime Butter Recipe
Photo: Oxmoor House
Serve this hearty sandwich with grapes and coleslaw for a weeknight supper.


4 servings (serving size: 1 sandwich)

Recipe from

Oxmoor House

Nutritional Information

Calories 447
Fat 14.4 g
Satfat 3.6 g
Monofat 4.6 g
Polyfat 3.7 g
Protein 39.4 g
Carbohydrate 41.3 g
Fiber 0.8 g
Cholesterol 159 mg
Iron 2.9 mg
Sodium 680 mg
Calcium 127 mg


3 tablespoons yellow cornmeal (such as Bob's Red Mill)
1 tablespoon chili powder
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon ground coriander
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon ground red pepper
4 (6-ounce) tilapia fillets
Cooking spray
4 teaspoons butter, softened
1 teaspoon grated lime rind
1/2 teaspoon fresh lime juice
1 (10-ounce) gluten-free baguette, halved lengthwise, toasted, and cut into 4 pieces
1 cup shredded red leaf lettuce
8 (1/4-inch-thick) slices tomato


1. Preheat broiler.

2. Combine first 6 ingredients in a shallow dish. Coat both sides of fish with cooking spray. Dredge fish in cornmeal mixture.

3. Place fish on a broiler pan coated with cooking spray. Broil 10 minutes or until desired degree of doneness.

4. Combine butter, rind, and juice in a small bowl; stir well.

5. Spread 1 teaspoon butter mixture over cut side of each of 4 bread tops. Place 1/4 cup lettuce, 2 tomato slices, and 1 fillet on each of 4 roll bottoms. Place top halves of rolls on sandwiches.


Coating the broiler pan with cooking spray is an important step to ensure the coating stays on the fish, not stuck to the pan. Be sure not to overcrowd the pan either. Overcrowding can hinder evaporation as the food cooks, creating steam and ultimately a soggy crust.

Jackie Mills, MS, RD,

Cooking Light Gluten-Free Cookbook,

Oxmoor House

August 2011
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