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Crispy Fish Sandwiches with Creamy Slaw
and roasted honey mustard vegetable sticks

Active: 30 minTotal: 1 hr
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Top crispy, panko-breaded fish with a creamy slaw for a classic fish sandwich. Honey mustard roasted vegetable sticks are a healthy, flavorful alternative to a side of fries.


Creamy Slaw:
  • Cilantro leaves - 2 Tbsp, leaves torn
  • Sour cream - 2 Tbsp
  • Vinegar, rice - 1 tsp
  • Lemon juice - 1 tsp
  • Honey - 1/2 tsp
  • Coleslaw mix (sub cabbage, thinly sliced) - 7 oz
Crispy Fish Sandwiches:
  • Tilapia (sub cod or other white fish) - 1 lb
  • Eggs - 1
  • Panko breadcrumbs - 3/4 cup
  • Salt - 1 tsp
  • Black pepper - 1/4 tsp
  • Oil, cooking - 1 Tbsp + 3 Tbsp
  • Sandwich rolls - 4
  • Lemons - 1/2, juice of
Roasted Honey Mustard Vegetable Sticks:
  • Carrots - 3/4 lb, matchsticks
  • Parsnips (sub carrots) - 3/4 lb, matchsticks
  • Oil, cooking - 1 Tbsp
  • Honey - 2 tsp
  • Mustard, Dijon (use whole grain mustard if you have it) - 2 tsp

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Serving Size: 1 serving
Servings Per Recipe 4
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  1. Carrots / Parsnips - Slice into matchsticks (the thinner they are sliced, the faster they will cook). (Can be done up to 3 days ahead)
  2. Cilantro - Tear or roughly chop leaves.
  3. Make slaw - Whisk together sour cream, vinegar, lemon juice and honey. Toss with cilantro and coleslaw mix. Refrigerate for 30 minutes to let the flavors come together.
  4. Fish - Rinse and pat dry. Slice into pieces that would fit nicely into a burger bun. Lightly salt and pepper.
  5. Prep breading stations - 1) In one bowl or container with lid, lightly whisk egg with a splash of water; 2) In a second bowl or container with lid, mix together panko, salt, pepper and first part of cooking oil for the fish.


  1. Heat oven to 500F / 260C.
  2. Combine oil (the portion for the vegetables), honey and mustard. Toss with carrots and parsnips and spread on a sheet pan. Cover tightly with foil and ‘steam’ in oven for 10 minutes. After 10 minutes, remove the foil and continue roasting until golden and tender, 10 to 12 minutes more.
  3. While vegetables roast, dip fish pieces into egg and then panko. (If you’re using containers with lids, you can just dump all the fish into each container, close lid, and shake to coat.) Continue until all fish pieces are breaded.
  4. Heat a skillet over medium-high heat. Add second part of cooking oil and then cook fish on each side for ~4 minutes, until breading is golden and fish is opaque when sliced.
  5. Brush buns with butter or olive oil (not on grocery list) and toast in the oven. Season slaw with some salt and pepper.
  6. Drizzle some lemon juice on fish, and top buns with fish and slaw. Enjoy with vegetable sticks on the side!

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This meal has 86 reviews

Very tasty. Mostly I followed the paleo recipe, but I did put one small portion of fish on a slider roll, which I actually didn't like as well as not on a roll. I used the cole slaw as a sort of tartar sauce. It was a bit too dry for that, but quite tasty anyway. I wasn't crazy about the carrots. I put the leftovers in with the remaining coleslaw. The fish part of the recipe (along with the coleslaw) is on the keepers list.

By: Ruth
Posted: Oct 02, 2018
Diet: Paleo

The fish needed more seasoning. I would replace the sour cream with salad dressing. Family loved the carrots the best.

By: Laurie
Posted: Sep 14, 2016
Diet: Original

Fantastic! Best fish sandwich ever. Slaw was mild and drier so it complimented the sandwich. Added sliced cheese to bump it up. Really loved the roasted veggies, too.

By: Karissa
Posted: Apr 12, 2016
Diet: Original

Big hit with kiddo

By: Jessica
Posted: Apr 03, 2016
Diet: Vegetarian

We loved this! We omitted the bun and used haddock. Normally we don't love fish, but this was great. We also loved the honey mustard roasted carrots & parsnips. We could have gone either way on the creamy slaw. It was good, but not necessary with the fish, maybe because we didn't put it on a bun.

By: Elissa
Posted: Mar 24, 2016
Diet: Original

Significant other loved it. Nice light meal. Baby loved carrots

By: Sara
Posted: Mar 22, 2016
Diet: Original