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Cornmeal Crusted Tilapia Sandwiches with Lime Butter

Photo: Becky Luigart-Stayner; Styling: Leigh Ann Ross
Yield 4 servings (serving size: 1 sandwich)
Plate with grapes and coleslaw for a weeknight supper.

Ingredients

  • 3 tablespoons yellow cornmeal
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground red pepper
  • 4 (6-ounce) tilapia fillets
  • Cooking spray
  • 2 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 1 teaspoon grated lime rind
  • 1/2 teaspoon fresh lime juice
  • 4 (1 1/2-ounce) French bread rolls, toasted
  • 4 (1/4-inch-thick) slices tomato
  • 1 cup shredded red leaf lettuce

Nutrition Information

  • calories 345
  • caloriesfromfat 26 %
  • fat 9.9 g
  • satfat 4.6 g
  • monofat 2.3 g
  • polyfat 1 g
  • protein 39.2 g
  • carbohydrate 26.3 g
  • fiber 2 g
  • cholesterol 100 mg
  • iron 2.6 mg
  • sodium 708 mg
  • calcium 68 mg

How to Make It

  1. Preheat broiler.

  2. Combine the 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 fish flakes easily with a fork or until desired degree of doneness.

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

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

Cook's Notes

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