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Sailor Sandwiches with Caesar Mayo

This recipe was inspired by Patricia Cornwall's detective novels, since the characters ate Sailor Sandwiches. I thought I could put a New England spin on them by combining these great ingredients. —Lesley Pew, Lynn, Massachusetts
  • Total Time
    Prep: 25 min. Broil: 10 min.
  • Makes
    2 servings


  • 1/4 cup 2% milk
  • 1/4 cup cornmeal
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 cod or haddock fillets (6 ounces each)
  • 1 tablespoon butter, melted
  • 4 teaspoons grated Parmesan cheese
  • 4 teaspoons mayonnaise
  • 4 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 3/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground mustard
  • 1/4 teaspoon hot pepper sauce
  • 2 kaiser rolls, split and toasted
  • 2 lettuce leaves
  • 1 small tomato, thinly sliced
  • 2 slices sweet onion


  • Place milk in a shallow bowl. In another shallow bowl, combine the cornmeal, flour, cheese and seasonings. Dip fish in milk, then cornmeal mixture.
  • Place on a greased broiler pan; drizzle with butter. Broil 4 in. from the heat for 8-10 minutes or until fish flakes easily with a fork.
  • Combine the mayonnaise ingredients; spread over rolls. On roll bottoms, layer with fish, lettuce, tomato and onion. Replace tops.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 571 calories, 27g fat (7g saturated fat), 87mg cholesterol, 749mg sodium, 44g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 3g fiber), 36g protein.

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  • abashu
    Oct 25, 2014

    This was easy to prepare and very tasty.

  • kafaughn
    Feb 24, 2012

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  • justmbeth
    Feb 7, 2012

    Awesome fish sandwich! Definite keeper! We did take the previous suggestions and added about 1/2 c. mayo. We also grilled rathered than broiled.

  • amelierose
    Sep 12, 2011

    This recipe is one of my husband's favorite dinners! I have made it many times and we haven't gotten tired of it yet!

  • taylor
    Feb 17, 2011

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  • mkh37
    Jan 30, 2011

    quick ez delicious

  • larain
    Apr 17, 2010

    This is an excellent fish sandwich, quick and easy; I used tilapia fillets and they worked well. I agree with the comments about the mayo measurement needing adjustment, I added an additional 1/2 c. to make it thick enough to spread on the rolls, I now have enough for additional sandwiches.

  • beachbumkaty
    Feb 26, 2010

    My husband's not a big fish eater, but really loved these sandwiches. I used tablespoons for the mayo, plus added a tad bit more mayo and hot pepper sauce. Even my three and two year old gobbled these down!!

  • skyeyes
    Feb 19, 2010

    So far I have made these sandwiches three times. The first time I made these with cod, the second time with tilapia, the third with chicken breast (our lunch guest had severe fish allergy). Very delicious sandwich which my husband actually requests, so it must be good! All three times the sandwiches turned out tasty. The Caesar Mayonnaise makes the difference.

  • tkarinas
    Feb 19, 2010

    These sandwiches are delicious and one I'd make only when my third son is not home, as he's deathly allergic to seafood. This recipe is a keeper, though, and one the rest of my family loves.