Spicy Fish Sandwich with Chili Mayo is a delicious meal, w/ pan-seared cod, peppery arugula and marinated cucumber strips, on a toasted roll!Spicy Fish Sandwich with Chili Mayo is an incredible meal, featuring pan-seared cod, peppery arugula and marinated cucumber strips, served on a toasted roll!
I made my hubby an amazing fish sandwich for dinner recently. It’s a Spicy Fish Sandwich with Chili Mayo recipe that I found on Pinterest. It was quite delicious, and I know this because I begged him for a couple bites! WOW- this fish sandwich tastes GREAT!

I found a piece of cod in our freezer that I wanted to use, so I fed the hubby AND tried a new recipe at the same time! It really DID taste good, and I will make it again (except this time I will make one for me, too!).  Here’s how you make this yummy fish sandwich (recipe is for 2 sandwiches):

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Prepare The Cucumber Topping

Thinly slice 1/2 of a cucumber lengthwise and add it to a bowl with some white wine vinegar and a small touch of sugar. I used a mandoline and julienned the cucumber into long thin strips, but you could also use a vegetable peeler and thinly slice the cucumber lengthwise to make wide “ribbons”. Once mixed, cover until ready to use on sandwich.

Cucumber is julienne sliced on a mandoline.

Thinly sliced cucumber for fish sandwich.

Make The Chili Mayo

Make the chili mayo by combining mayo and sweet chili sauce (I use Mae Ploy). Mix together and keep refrigerated until ready to use. Try to mix it up early in the day so flavors have time to mingle.

The chili mayo sauce does not have too much heat but just enough that I called this a spicy fish sandwich! If you like it hot, then by all means, simple add more chili sauce.

Making the chili mayo for the fish sandwich.

Chili mayo is ready for spicy fish sandwich!

Toast the Bread In A Skillet

Lightly toast a French bread roll in a skillet. (You can also broil it a bit, to toast the surface of the roll before adding the rest of the ingredients to it). A ciabatta roll would also be wonderful for the sandwich (per the original author). They have enough sturdiness to hold the ingredients without getting soggy.

Toasting french roll in skillet before making sandwich.

How To Cook The Fish

Mix up flour, smoked paprika, cumin, and dried thyme on a plate. Spread it out so you can dredge the piece of fish in it. This is enough spices for TWO pieces of fish. Dredge the fish in the spice/flour mixture, turning to coat it on both sides.

Flour and spices are mixed together for fish coating

Cod fillets are dredged in flour/spice mixture before cooking

Heat oil on medium high in non-stick skillet. Let it get hot, then place the piece (or pieces) of fish into the hot oil. DO NOT MOVE THE FISH after placing in the skillet initially (or it may stick). As it cooks for 2-3 minutes it will develop a “crust” on the bottom side and will be fine.

After 2-3 minutes, carefully turn the fish over and continue cooking for another 2-3 minutes, until done and golden brown.

Dredged fish is pan-seared in skillet for sandwich.

Pan-seared fish is cooked and ready to put on sandwich!

Putting The Spicy Fish Sandwich Together For Serving

To serve, slice the toasted rolls in half horizontally.  Spread a generous amount of the chili mayo sauce onto both sides of the toasted roll.

Chili mayo is spread on toasted french rolls for sandwich

Place some arugula leaves on top of the sauce on the bottom half of the roll, then place the cooked fish on top of the arugula.

Arugula and pan-seared fish are placed onto sandwich roll.

Add a generous helping of the sliced cucumbers (letting any juices drain off before adding). Top with the other half of the toasted roll, and serve!

Thinly sliced marinated cucumbers are added to spicy fish sandwich

Time To EAT!

Take a BIG bite! The seasoned, semi-crunchy fish, paired with peppery arugula, the crunch of marinated cucumbers, toasty roll, and the chili mayo combine to make this a WONDERFUL spicy fish sandwich!

Spicy Fish Sandwich w/Chili Mayo is served!

Sure hope you will give this spicy fish sandwich recipe a try! I know we will have this again in our home!  Have a wonderful day, friends. May you find moments of refreshment and encouragement throughout your day.

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Spicy Fish Sandwich w/ Chili Mayo
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
6 mins
Total Time
16 mins

Spicy Fish Sandwich with Chili Mayo is an incredible meal, featuring pan-seared cod, peppery arugula and marinated cucumber strips, served on a toasted roll!

Category: Sandwich
Cuisine: American
Keyword: spicy fish sandwich
Servings: 2 sandwiches
Calories Per Serving: 401 kcal
Author: JB @ The Grateful Girl Cooks!
For cucumbers and marinade:
  • 1/2 cucumber , sliced thinly lengthwise (using mandoline to julienne or veg. peeler to slice ribbons)
  • 1 teaspoon white wine vinegar
  • 1/3 teaspoon granulated sugar
For chili-mayo sauce:
  • 2 Tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 1 teaspoon sweet chili sauce (I used Mae Ploy), add more sauce to taste, if desired.
For fish:
  • 1 Tablespoon flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon smoky paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 2 Tablespoons oil
  • 2 pieces cod (bun sized)
  • 2 crusty French rolls or ciabatta rolls
  • Arugula (a small handful)
  1. Prepare cucumbers, by thinly slicing or julienning into very thin strips lengthwise. Place in bowl with white wine vinegar and granulated sugar. Mix. Cover and set aside.
  2. Mix the mayonnaise and chili sauce together in a small container. Refrigerate until needed.
  3. Slice rolls in half. Lightly "toast" the cut sides of rolls in a dry skillet or under the broiler until slightly crispy. Set aside.
  4. Combine flour, paprika, cumin and thyme on a plate. Mix, then spread out on plate. Dredge the pieces of fish through the flour mixture, turning to coat both sides.
  5. Heat oil on medium-high in a non-stick skillet until hot. Carefully place the fish into the hot oil. Do not move the fish once in skillet or it might stick. It will form a crust as it cooks. Let fish cook for 2-3 minutes, then carefully turn fish over and continue cooking other side for 2-3 minutes, until done and golden brown.
  6. To assemble sandwich, slice rolls in half horizontally. Generously spread chili-mayo sauce on both sides of each sandwich roll. Place arugula on top of sauce on bottom of roll. Place fish on top of arugula. Place marinated cucumber slices (drain liquid first) on top of fish, then place top of roll on. Serve... and enjoy!
Nutrition Facts
Spicy Fish Sandwich w/ Chili Mayo
Amount Per Serving (1 sandwich)
Calories 401 Calories from Fat 180
% Daily Value*
Fat 20g31%
Saturated Fat 12g75%
Cholesterol 51mg17%
Sodium 442mg19%
Potassium 656mg19%
Carbohydrates 29g10%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 25g50%
Vitamin A 460IU9%
Vitamin C 5mg6%
Calcium 84mg8%
Iron 2.4mg13%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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