Meal Kit

Cornmeal-Crusted Tilapia Sandwich

with ranch slaw and fries

Prep & Cook Time: 45-55 min.

Cook Within: 3 days

Difficulty Level: Expert

Spice Level: Not Spicy

Contains: Milk, Eggs, Wheat, Fish (Tilapia)

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Tilapia gets dusted in blackening seasoning, coated in cornmeal, then fried to perfection, landing on the bun for this sandwich like Mary Lou Retton tumbling off the vault. Ranch slaw on top and fries on the side gets all 10s, even from the East German judge. Is this the gold medal winner of fish sandwiches? Put it on the Wheaties box!

In Your Box (serves 2)

  • ¼ fl. oz. Apple Cider Vinegar
  • 1 tsp. Chesapeake Seasoning
  • Info
    11 oz. Tilapia Fillets
  • ½ cup Yellow Cornmeal
  • Info
    2 Brioche Buns
  • 2 Russet Potatoes
  • Info
    2 fl. oz. Buttermilk Ranch Dressing
  • 4 oz. Slaw Mix
  • 1 tsp. Blackening Seasoning

Due to our just-in-time sourcing model, we may have to send you a substitute ingredient. Not to worry! We make sure every ingredient sent to you meets our high quality standards. We’ll keep you informed should a switch occur, so please check the ingredient labels in your meal bag.

  • Nutrition (per serving)

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Recipe Steps

You Will Need

  • Olive Oil
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Cooking Spray
  • 1 Baking Sheet
  • 1 Large Non-Stick Pan
  • 1 Mixing Bowl

Before You Cook

Cooking Guidelines

To ensure food safety, the FDA recommends the following as minimum internal cooking temperatures:

  • Steak and Pork 145° F (rest cooked meat, 3 minutes) |
  • Seafood 145° F |
  • Chicken 165° F |
  • Ground Beef 160° F |
  • Ground Turkey 165° F |
  • Ground Pork 160° F

Customize It Instructions

  • If using chicken breasts, follow same instructions as tilapia in Steps 3 and 4, flipping every 3-5 minutes until golden brown and chicken reaches minimum internal temperature, 10-14 minutes.

  • If using mahi-mahi, halve fillets. Follow same instructions as tilapia in Steps 3 and 4, flipping occasionally until golden brown and mahi-mahi reaches minimum internal temperature, 5-7 minutes.

  1. 1

    Bake the Fries

    Cut potatoes into ½" fries. Pat dry. Place fries on prepared baking sheet and toss with 1 Tbsp. olive oil and half the Chesapeake seasoning (reserve remaining for baked fries). Massage oil and seasoning into fries. Spread into a single layer and bake in hot oven until tender, 18-20 minutes. Carefully remove baking sheet from oven. Flip fries. Baking sheet will be hot! Use a utensil. Bake again until golden brown, 12-15 minutes. Season baked fries with remaining Chesapeake seasoning. While fries bake, prepare slaw.

  2. 2

    Prepare the Slaw

    In a mixing bowl, combine slaw mix, apple cider vinegar, dressing, and a pinch of salt. Set aside.

  3. 3

    Prepare the Fish

    Pat tilapia dry, and season both sides with blackening seasoning and a pinch of salt and pepper. Place cornmeal on a plate. Lay tilapia on cornmeal and flip until coated completely, pressing gently to adhere. Place coated tilapia on another plate.

  4. 4

    Fry the Fish

    Line a plate with a paper towel. Place a large non-stick pan over medium heat and add 1 Tbsp. olive oil. Add tilapia to hot oil and cook until golden brown and tilapia reaches a minimum internal temperature of 145 degrees, 2-3 minutes per side. Remove cooked tilapia to towel-lined plate. Season both sides with a pinch of salt and pepper. Wipe pan clean and reserve.

  5. 5

    Toast Buns and Finish Dish

    Return pan used to cook fish to low heat. Add buns, cut side down, to hot, dry pan and cook until toasted, 30-60 seconds. Remove from burner. Stir slaw to recombine. Plate dish as pictured on front of card, topping bottom bun with tilapia, slaw, and top bun. Bon appétit!

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