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Blackened Fish Po Boy with Bacon


  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 8 minutes
  • Total Time: 18 minutes

Ingredients

Scale
  • 8 tilapia fillets
  • 8 slices of thick cut bacon
  • 1/2 tbsp. creole seasoning
  • 1/2 tbsp. black pepper
  • 1/2 tbsp. onion powder
  • 1/2 tbsp. garlic powder
  • 1/2 tbsp. paprika
  • 4 tbsp butter
  • 2 tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
  • 4 french bread rolls
  • lettuce

Lick the bowl sauce:

  • 4 tbsp. mayonnaise
  • 2 tbsp. mustard
  • ½ tbsp. tabasco
  • Pinch of creole
  • Pinch of pepper

Instructions

  1. Mix spice blend together and set aside. Rinse fish under cold water and pat dry. Add fish to a large bowl, pour extra virgin olive oil and spice blend on top, mix well and set aside.
  2. In a skillet heated over medium high heat, fry bacon until crisp and set aside.
  3. Remove all but 2 tablespoons of bacon grease from pan.
  4. Do not discard bacon grease we will use it toast bread.
  5. Add 2 tablespoons of butter to pan with remaining bacon grease.
  6. Add fish fillets cooking in two batches as to not overcrowd the pan.
  7. Cook fillets for 3-4 minutes on each side and set aside.
  8. Add 1 tablespoon of leftover bacon grease and 1 tablespoon of butter and toast bread about 1-2 minutes until browned.

For the Lick The Bowl Sauce:

  1. Mix well, chill until ready to use.

To Assemble Sandwich:

  1. Assemble po-boy by spreading lick the bowl sauce on both sides of toasted rolls, place lettuce down, place 2 fish fillets on top of lettuce and 2 slices of bacon. Enjoy

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 4