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Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Fish Finger Sandwiches

I know what you are thinking, TUNA!!! AGAIN!!, but what can I say its the main form of protein in our diet and most easily available. We get several varieties of tuna, from small ones to the huge yellow fin tuna.  The most popular kind is the Skipjack tuna.

Anyway,  I love making these fish finger sandwiches for my family, after seeing a similar recipe on Jamie's 15 minute meals.   Although I have put my own little twist by using breadcrumb crusted fish , sandwiched in a hot dog bun which has been spread with pea puree with a drizzle of tarter sauce.  And its doesnt take very long to make, you just have to be organised in the kitchen when you start.

Recipe : Fish Finger Sandwiches , recipe inspired by Jamie Oliver's  Best fish Baps from Jamie's 15 minute meals.

1 fillet tuna ( about 200g) or use any fish that you like and is available
2 cloves garlic, grated finely
1 tbsp Thai sweet chilli sauce or Maggie chilli sauce
juice of 1/2 lime
pinch of salt and pepper
1 egg
breadcrumbs(seasoned with salt and pepper)
oil for deep frying

Pea puree :  1/2 cup frozen or fresh green peas ( please dont use canned)
                   1 fat clove of garlic

Tarter sauce
1/2 cup mayonnaise
2 small Cornichons
1-2 tsp pickling  juice from the cornichons
small handful of parsley
dash of tabasco
a little lime juice
salt and pepper

4 hot dog buns
lettuce( such as butterhead, iceberg or romaine)

1.  Prepare your fish fingers by slicing the tuna at an angle  about 1 cm thick.  Place in a tray  and add garlic, chilli sauce , salt and pepper and lime juice and mix well. Set a side for 10 minutes.

2. Beat the eggs in a small bowl. Fill another bowl with  seasoned breadcrumbs.  Dip the  fish in egg , then roll in breadcrumbs.

3. Heat oil for deep frying , then  deep fry the fish fillets till dark golden brown. Drain on kitchen paper .

4.  To prepare your pea puree,  heat a pan of water with a pinch of salt and the garlic clove . Once it starts to boil add peas and cook for 5 minutes till bright green but cooked through.  Remove and drain  reserving about 1/4 cup of the cooking  water and the garlic clove.  Cool a little , pour the peas and the reserved water along with the  garlic clove and pinch of salt. Puree to a smooth puree . Spoon into a bowl

5.  Prepare tarter sauce by adding all the ingrediants except the lime juice and salt into the blender and whizz to a smooth  sauce. Taste  and adjust salt , a little pepper and lime juice. Pour into a bowl.

6. Warm your hot dog buns in the oven for 5 minutes, remove , and cut in half, length wise.  Spread with pea puree on one half, top with some lettuce leaves, and arrange about 3 fish finger pieces on top. Drizzle with tarter sauce , place the top of the bun and  ENJOY.

Note : you can add tomato slices, onion rings  if you like.


  1. I love fried fish sandwiches! These look delicious Nammi!

  2. Hi Nammi,

    Watching Jamie Oliver cooks made me feel like I'm so slow moving like an old lady... wish that Jamie Oliver is my son that cooks for me... LOL!

    Your Jamie Oliver inspired fish finger sandwiches looks really GOOD!


  3. That fied fish sandwich with tartar sauce looks yummy!

  4. looks so the pic as well

  5. Nammi, whats ur good name? i think we were in same class in 1996 @ Aminiyya... BTW ur blog is wonderful! love this

  6. looks delicious and i think you get some of the best tuna in the World there

  7. Yum! Delicious and so simple...I love it! And yes, love it with the tarter sauce.
    Have a beautiful week Nammi :D

  8. Recently i too prepared fish fingers but never thought of sandwich with that.This is really a nice idea Nimmi.


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