clock clock iconcutlery cutlery iconflag flag iconfolder folder iconinstagram instagram iconpinterest pinterest iconfacebook facebook iconprint print iconsquares squares iconheart heart iconheart solid heart solid icon

Blackened Fish Po Boy with Bacon

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


  • 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


  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


  • Serving Size: 4