Photo: Nigel Cox; Styling: Sharon Ryan
Hands-on Time
21 Mins
Total Time
21 Mins
Serves 4 (serving size: 1 sandwich)

Serve with Quick Chilled Pea Soup.

How to Make It

Step 1

Preheat broiler to high.

Step 2

Hollow out top and bottom halves of bread, leaving a 1/2-inch-thick shell. Place bread, cut sides up, on a baking sheet, and broil for 1 1/2 minutes or until toasted.

Step 3

Place mayonnaise, yogurt, vinegar, and 1/4 teaspoon salt in a medium bowl; stir with a whisk. Add coleslaw, jicama, apple, and jalapeño; toss well to coat.

Step 4

Place cornmeal and black pepper in a dish. Place milk in a dish. Dip fish in milk. Dredge in cornmeal mixture; shake off excess breading. Sprinkle with remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt.

Step 5

Heat a skillet over medium-high heat. Add olive oil; swirl to coat. Add fish; cook 3 minutes on each side or until desired degree of doneness. Place 1 fillet in each roll; divide coleslaw among sandwiches.

Chef's Notes

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Ratings & Reviews

good fish sandwich

April 04, 2016
Yummy fish sandwich. Slaw is good with it. I agree that the fish was bland. I added hot house to mine and my husband used chipotle mayo on his. I would definitely make again with adding some cayenne to the cornmeal to take it up a notch.

3.5 stars

June 17, 2015
I'm not a fan of jicama so I just used more shredded apple.  I think granny smith apples might be better than the fuji.  I will try this again.

LDombeck's Review

June 20, 2014
This was really good. I would recommend making the slaw ahead of time and letting it sit, mine tasted much better after I let it chill for an hour than straight after making it. A good roll can make or break this. The slaw was good with apple and jicama, nice change. My whole family loved it and would eat it again.

travelcat321's Review

May 18, 2013
I liked the sandwich, but felt something was missing. The coleslaw is delicious and I used catfish for more flavor than tilapia. However, the sandwich was bland. I would make the recipe again but would add some tartar sauce as a spread for the sandwich and some hot sauce to the milk.

mlstrom's Review

March 30, 2013
The jicama slaw was delicious, combination of the apple and jicama took it up a notch. Tilapia need a bit more of a kick, would suggest adding some hot sauce to the milk or spicing up the fish before dredging. I couldn't find the rolls recommended, but opted to toast up some sourdough bread. The crusty bread held up well. Definitely a recipe to keep in the books with some spicy additions!