Tuesday 9 August 2011

Grilled Fish Sammies

We all enjoy a nice grilled cheese sandwich at anytime of the day. Sandwiches are loved by all, be it big or small. Once you factor in the basic requirements of butter, bread and cheese of the classic grilled cheese sandwich, one only needs a little imagination to take these sandwiches to the next level to unleash their true gourmet potential.

I was just thinking about what I could make for dinner today and suddenly I thought of sandwiches. Simple and easy. I love sandwiches for any meal, breakfast, brunch, lunch, snack, dinner....anything!

I had a few pieces of fish left in my freezer and thought why not make a few grilled fish sandwiches! Looking to make something a bit more fancy than your typical everyday grilled cheese?

Here is the perfect dish. It is delicious and filling too.


Fish (Seer fish) - 7 to 8 pcs
Lime - 2 tbsp (or Vinegar - 1 tbsp)
Ginger - a small piece
Salt - to taste
Water - 1/2 to 3/4 cup
Garlic (crushed) - 3 to 4 cloves
Big Onion (chopped fine) - 1
Green chillies - 2 to 3 (as per your spice tolerance)
Tomato (chopped fine) - 1 (big)
Pepper powder - 1 tsp (I add more. You can add as per your spice tolerance)
Cream Cheese (Cheese spread) - 4 tbsp (you can add or reduce as you like)


For the filling

Cook the fish with Lime juice/vinegar, ginger, salt and water until done. Throw away the piece of ginger and leave to cool. Once cooled, flake the fish pieces into tiny bits and keep aside.

Heat oil in a wok. Add garlic, green chillies and onions and saut'e till onions turn light brown. Then add tomato and saut'e for about 2 minutes. Add the flaked fish pieces along with pepper and salt and combine with the other ingredients. Switch off the flame and keep aside.

For the sandwiches

Take bread slices and lightly butter them. (optional) Take the cream cheese in a bowl and gently whisk it. Add the fish mixture into it and mix. Adjust salt.

Take the buttered bread slices and place them on the grill, spread the fish and cheese mixture onto it. Place another buttered slice of bread on top and grill for about 3 to 4 minutes, just to give it that crisp. And there you have it, Grilled Fish Sammies, ready-to-eat! Enjoy!


  1. this looks so good.....great idea for samantha's lunch menu when she starts 1st grade....she likes the name....is that what it's really called?

  2. I don't know...I made it up!! The recipe is not borrowed!! I just cooked it up...So you can call it anything you want, don't worry....:)

  3. You can see that Rachael Ray uses the word Sammies for Sandwiches...I think that's a local word for sandwiches in the U.S....you should know better Sharon..but you can see a label called sammies on her websit..i watch her show sometime...and have heard that word quite often...


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