Tilapia Sandwiches with Spicy Mayo

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3 minutes
January 23, 2023
Andi GleesonJump to Recipe

You can’t beat these quick and easy tilapia sandwiches for a fast dinner. They can be on the table in only 15 minutes!

Tilapia Sandwiches with Spicy Mayo

These savory, spicy tilapia sandwiches are always a big hit at our house. My #1 piece of advice for this recipe is to use sturdy bread. I chose soft hoagie rolls because I liked the shape, and we had to eat our sandwiches quickly before the bread fell apart. Choose something like crusty French bread or ciabatta rolls, and your sandwich will hold up beautifully.  This 15-minute dinner is perfect for weeknights!

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Tilapia Sandwich with Spicy Mayo

Tilapia Sandwiches with Spicy Mayo

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Tender fish sandwiches with spicy mayo make a perfect quick dinner.

  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x





  1. In a small bowl, stir together mayonnaise, sriracha, and lemon juice.
  2. Season fish. Spray skillet with cooking spray and heat over medium-high heat. Brown fish on both sides until cooked through, about 4 minutes per side.
  3. Slice sandwich rolls in half, and toast or broil the inside surfaces until lightly brown. Spread both sides with spicy mayo, and divide fish pieces onto the bottom slice of each roll.
  4. Top fish with tomato slices and lettuce, cover with top half of roll, and serve.


  • Author: Andi
  • Prep Time: 5
  • Cook Time: 10
  • Category: Main

Goes great with Cajun Oven Fries!

Cajun Oven Fries - Spicy, crispy, delicious fries right out of your oven! - wearychef.com

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Andi Gleeson, food blogger

Andi Gleeson

Andi Gleeson is a passionate blogger and mom based in San Francisco who focuses on easy and delicious dinner recipes.


7 years ago

Tilapia is a dangerous fish to eat, given that it is farmed in chicken wire crates and exposed to bird feces, which it then eats. No thanks. Substitute a less disgusting fish and I’m sure these will be good.

Andi Gleeson
7 years ago

Hi, Chris. You can use whatever fish you’d like in the recipe!

Angie S
10 years ago

We REALLY enjoyed these last night and the left over mayo will be great on turkey sandwiches this weekend! Thanks Andi!

10 years ago

Thanks, Angie! I’m glad you liked this one too. I need to make them again soon!

Claire @ A Little Claireification
11 years ago

These look so delicious! Thanks so much for posting it at my “Best Of The Weekend” party. I’ll be featuring this tomorrow. If you can add a link back to me that would be super awesome. :)
xoxo, Claire

The Weary Chef
11 years ago

Oh thank you, Claire!! I’m going to email you about the link back :)

11 years ago

I just had fish tacos for the first time last summer (what?! Crazy, I know. I loved them! All the years of fish tacos I’ve missed out on!), but I’ve never had a fish sandwich. Pan fried fish in a sandwich sounds delicious. I do not make enough seafood for my husband’s tastes, this looks like a good practice dish that he would really like!

The Weary Chef
11 years ago

Until I moved to California, I had never heard of fish tacos. They sounded like a weird idea to me, but once I tried them I was hooked! I did grow up with shrimp and catfish sandwiches in Mississippi, but the seafood was usually fried so a whole different thing. Let me know if you give these a try!

11 years ago

I don’t know why, but I never think to put fish in a sandwich! That looks really good:)

The Weary Chef
11 years ago

Sorry for the delay, but thank you! Fish sandwiches are really tasty, but they can be pretty juicy so bread choice is critical. Thanks so much for stopping by :)

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