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'Wich of the Week: Grilled Grouper With Fried Green Tomatoes

'Wich of the Week: Grilled Grouper With Fried Green Tomatoes

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,

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Fried Green Tomatoes

Fried Green Tomatoes

Fried Green Tomatoes

Ingredients

4 large, firm green tomatoes, cut crosswise into 1/2-inch slices
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)
2 eggs
Vegetable oil

Directions

  1. Sprinkle the tomato slices with the salt and pepper; set aside.
  2. Combine the cornmeal and paprika in a shallow bowl. In another bowl, beat the eggs.
  3. Cover the bottom of a heavy skillet with 1/2 inch of oil, then place it over medium-high heat.
  4. Coat the tomato slices in the egg, then dredge them in the cornmeal mixture.
  5. Fry as many tomatoes as fit comfortably in the pan until nicely browned, about 2 minutes a side.
  6. Transfer them to a paper towel-lined platter. Repeat until all the tomatoes are cooked.

Makes 4 to 6 servings.

Blackened Grilled Grouper Sandwich

Blackened Grilled Grouper Sandwich

Blackened Grilled Grouper Sandwich

Ingredients

12 slices of fried green tomatoes
1 1/2 lbs. grouper (or mahi) fillets (thawed, if needed)
Cooking spray
2 tablespoons blackening seasoning
4 kaiser rolls
4 tablespoons tartar sauce
8 lettuce leaves (rinsed)

Directions

  1. Preheat 2-sided tabletop grill. Cut fish into 4 portions. Coat both sides of fish with cooking spray then sprinkle with blackening seasoning.
  2. Place fish on grill (wash hands); close lid, and cook 5 minutes or until fish is opaque and separates easily with a fork. (If using regular grill, double cooking time, turning once.) Cook time may vary depending on thickness of fish.
  3. Cut rolls in half, if needed. Spread tartar sauce on bottom half of each roll.
  4. Add fish; top each piece of fish with two leaves of lettuce and three slices of fried green tomatoes. Cover with top half of roll. Serve.

Makes 4 sandwiches.

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nicaw nicaw 7 years
This looks SO good. I can almost taste it just looking at it. I think the fried green tomatoes are an additional bonus to this amazing sandwich.
DeviousMuse DeviousMuse 7 years
Smacks83 - The challenge with grouper is that they don't get the reproduction age until really late in life, as compared to when they're harvested. So while they are safe to eat (and really tasty), they are more of an occasional food. You could try tilapia, hake or bass as substitutes. Though I think the meatiness of the grouper is what helps make this sandwich so amazing.
DeviousMuse DeviousMuse 7 years
Smacks83 - The challenge with grouper is that they don't get the reproduction age until really late in life, as compared to when they're harvested. So while they are safe to eat (and really tasty), they are more of an occasional food.You could try tilapia, hake or bass as substitutes. Though I think the meatiness of the grouper is what helps make this sandwich so amazing.
Smacks83 Smacks83 7 years
I LOVE fried green tomatoes. If your in NYC, try the ones at RUB in Chelsea or Dino BBQ way uptown. So delicious, I never even thought about putting them in a sandwhich. Makes sense it would be with grilled fish because more fried fish would be too much with fried green tomatoes and fried onion rings. But yummy looking sandwhich. Are there any other types of fish that would work here? I know Mahi isn't on the mercury safe fish list and I'm not sure about how safe or sustainable grouper is either.
Smacks83 Smacks83 7 years
I LOVE fried green tomatoes. If your in NYC, try the ones at RUB in Chelsea or Dino BBQ way uptown. So delicious, I never even thought about putting them in a sandwhich. Makes sense it would be with grilled fish because more fried fish would be too much with fried green tomatoes and fried onion rings. But yummy looking sandwhich. Are there any other types of fish that would work here? I know Mahi isn't on the mercury safe fish list and I'm not sure about how safe or sustainable grouper is either.
KadBunny KadBunny 7 years
Lol I agreee Well, I have the stomach capacity but.. :P I hate it when sandwiches are like 10 feet high. I know sometimes it can't be avoided with all the ingredients but really.. I'm only willing to pig out and get messy at home. I have a big mouth and even I don't think I could take that in without making a mess of myself. BUT! *shrugs* yummm
KadBunny KadBunny 7 years
Lol I agreeeWell, I have the stomach capacity but.. :P I hate it when sandwiches are like 10 feet high. I know sometimes it can't be avoided with all the ingredients but really.. I'm only willing to pig out and get messy at home. I have a big mouth and even I don't think I could take that in without making a mess of myself. BUT! *shrugs* yummm
mafalda_quino mafalda_quino 7 years
Yum, whenever you post sandwich "recipes" on here I'm always amazed by the size of them. I do live in London but I'm not 'pedigree' european, there's a lot of middle eastern in me and we like our food!But all of those sandwiches...seriously! It's not some girly "i pretend to only slightly graze on tiny salads" , those mothers look huge in a "not enough stomach capacity" kinda way! Is it just me that thinks that?
mafalda_quino mafalda_quino 7 years
Yum, whenever you post sandwich "recipes" on here I'm always amazed by the size of them. I do live in London but I'm not 'pedigree' european, there's a lot of middle eastern in me and we like our food! But all of those sandwiches...seriously! It's not some girly "i pretend to only slightly graze on tiny salads" , those mothers look huge in a "not enough stomach capacity" kinda way! Is it just me that thinks that?
aimeeb aimeeb 7 years
No thanks...
aimeeb aimeeb 7 years
No thanks...
KadBunny KadBunny 7 years
I've been dying to try green tomatoes. I saw a TV special on deep fried goodness and this restaurant made it look soo good. What does it taste like and what kind of sauce would it go with?
Kelliegrl Kelliegrl 7 years
This looks tasty.
Kelliegrl Kelliegrl 7 years
This looks tasty.
otaku otaku 7 years
i would LOVE to try this. i have a craving now for my dad's fried green tomatos. wow, that sounds so good right now.
emalove emalove 7 years
I would totally try this...
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