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Southern Fried Mahi-Mahi Sandwich

Southern Fried Mahi-Mahi SandwichRecipe courtesy of Florida Agriculture Bureau of Seafood and Aquaculture.

Recipe Ingredients:

Red Chili, Lime Cilantro Aïoli (optional)
1/2 cup mayonnaise
1/2 cup sour cream
1 teaspoon red chili paste (chipotle)
2 tablespoons fresh Florida lime juice
1 teaspoon lime peel, finely grated
Cilantro, chopped, to taste
Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste

Sandwich:
2 large eggs
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1 cup all-purpose flour
Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
1 cup cornmeal
4 (5-ounce) Florida Mahi-Mahi fillets
1 cup vegetable oil
4 soft sandwich rolls, split
Leaf lettuce
2 tomatoes, sliced thin

Cooking Directions:

  1. For Red Chili Lime Cilantro Aïoli: Combine all ingredients in small bowl. Cover and refrigerate. Aïoli can be made several days in advance.
  2. For Sandwich: Beat together eggs, salt and cayenne in a shallow dish.
  3. Season the flour with salt and pepper. Place flour mixture and cornmeal in separate shallow dishes.
  4. Coat fillets in seasoned flour; dip into egg wash and then coat with cornmeal.
  5. In a deep pan, cook the fillets in 1 inch of oil at 375°F (190°C) on a deep-fat thermometer for 2 to 4 minutes, browning on each side. Drain on absorbent paper.
  6. Serve on sandwich rolls with lettuce and sliced tomatoes with, if desired, Red Chili Lime Cilantro Aïoli.

Makes 4 servings.

Nutritional Value Per Serving of Aïoli (4 tablespoons): Calories 272, Calories from Fat 255, Total Fat 29g, Saturated Fat 7g, Trans Fatty Acid 0, Cholesterol 41mg, Total Carbohydrates 2g, Protein 1g.

Nutritional Information Per Serving of Sandwich (1/4 of recipe): Calories: 314; Calories From Fat: 59; Total Fat: 7g; Saturated Fat: 3g; Cholesterol: 127mg; Total Carbs: 34g; Protein: 28g.

Recipe and photograph courtesy of Florida Agriculture Bureau of Seafood and Aquaculture.