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Blackened 5 Spice Tilapia Sando
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Blackened 5 Spice Tilapia Sando

Blackened 5 Spice Tilapia Sando

Tilapia is cheap and has a great taste – you could also use catfish for this. This is a 10! Makes 1 sandwich


  • 1 tablespoon Chinese 5 Spice
  • 1 teaspoon brown sugar
  • pinch Kosher salt
  • 3 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1 Tilapia fillet, skin removed
  • 1 cup mushrooms, sliced
  • 1 teaspoon butter
  • 1 tablespoon Soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon Sriracha
  • 2 tablespoons Japanese mayo (Kewpie brand)
  • 1 white bread roll (I used Mexican Torta Roll)
  • 1/4 cup shredded icebreg lettuce


  1. Mix sauce: soy, Sriracha and mayo
  2. Preheat medium skillet on high, add 1 teaspoon oil, cook mushrooms 3 minutes, add butter
  3. Mix dry ingredients: 5 spice, sugar, salt
  4. Grease both sides Tilapia with teaspoon oil, dust both sides with seasoning
  5. Preheat skillet on medium, add 1 teaspoon oil, cook Tilapia each side 1 minute 30 seconds
  6. Drizzle 1 teaspoon olive oil on roll, grill until toasted
  7. Build: generous layer of sauce, lettuce, mushrooms, tilapia. Slice. Eat.