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Cornmeal-Crusted Tilapia Sandwiches with Lime Butter

Serve this hearty sandwich with grapes and coleslaw for a weeknight supper.

Oxmoor House AUGUST 2011

  • Yield: 4 servings (serving size: 1 sandwich)


  • 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.

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 447
  • Fat: 14.4g
  • Saturated fat: 3.6g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 4.6g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 3.7g
  • Protein: 39.4g
  • Carbohydrate: 41.3g
  • Fiber: 0.8g
  • Cholesterol: 159mg
  • Iron: 2.9mg
  • Sodium: 680mg
  • Calcium: 127mg

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Cornmeal-Crusted Tilapia Sandwiches with Lime Butter Recipe