If fried food isn't your thing, then skip last week's fried grouper sandwich and opt for a blackened, grilled version instead. Oh yeah, except this version adds fried green tomatoes, so you'll probably want to leave those off if it's healthy eating you're after. But where's the fun in that? I never would have thought to combine succulent white fish with tangy green tomatoes, but the combination was really outstanding.
The restaurant also added onion rings to its sandwich, but I found those to be a little much: All the friedness was getting in the way of the fish flavor. So if I were to make it again, I'd just pair a simple piece of blackened grouper with fried tomatoes, plus lettuce and tartar sauce (or mayo if you prefer). To get the recipes, read more.
4 large, firm green tomatoes, cut crosswise into 1/2-inch slices Makes 4 to 6 servings.
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
1 cup finely ground cornmeal
1 teaspoon paprika or pimentón (a Spanish smoked paprika, available at latienda.com)
4 large, firm green tomatoes, cut crosswise into 1/2-inch slices
Makes 4 to 6 servings.
12 slices of fried green tomatoes Makes 4 sandwiches.
1 1/2 lbs. grouper (or mahi) fillets (thawed, if needed)
2 tablespoons blackening seasoning
4 kaiser rolls
4 tablespoons tartar sauce
8 lettuce leaves (rinsed)
12 slices of fried green tomatoes
Makes 4 sandwiches.