Cajun Tilapia Sandwiches With Lime/Cilantro Mayonnaise

Blackened Fish Sandwich


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Bring a little flavor of the south to your meal with this blackened tilapia recipe served with a cool and tart cilantro lime mayonnaise.

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Time needed

10 min preparation + 20 min cooking

Serving Size / Yield

4 servings


  • 1/4 C. paprika
  • 2 Tbs. thyme, ground
  • 2 tsp. onion powder
  • 1 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 tsp. ground red pepper
  • 1/2 C. butter, melted
  • 4 10-oz. tilapia filets
  • 4 buns, toasted
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/4 C. cilantro leaves, chopped
  • 1 Tbs. lime juice
  • mango salsa

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In a small bowl, combine the mayonnaise, cilantro, and lime. Refrigerate.

In a shallow dish, combine first 6 ingredients.

Pour melted butter into another shallow dish. Dip fish fillets in melted butter and coat with seasoning mixture.

Heat a cast iron skillet over medium-high heat until hot. Cook prepared fish, in batches if necessary, 3 to 4 minutes per side, or until fish flakes easily with a fork.

Spread Cilantro Lime Mayonnaise evenly over toasted buns. Place blackened fish on bottom half of bun, top with mango salsa, and cover with top half of bun.

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