Broiled Snapper on Toasted Sourdough

"The broiled fish pairs perfectly with toasted sourdough bread, spread with a tangy sauce. This is a Casual Outdoor Dining recipe by Williams-Sonoma. Note: I really like to toast my rolls or bread for this recipe. Also, you can use any type of firm white fish. Enjoy!"
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  • Tartar Sauce:

  • Combine the mayo, mustard, onion, pickle, pickle juice, lemon juice and pepper; stir until blended.
  • Cover and refrigerate until needed.
  • Fish:

  • Preheat broiler.
  • Cut the snapper fillet into 4 equal pieces.
  • Brush each fillet on both sides with the melted butter.
  • Sprinkle on both sides with the pepper and salt.
  • Place the fillets on a broiler pan and slip under the broiler about 6 inches from the heat source.
  • Broil, turning once, just until the flesh flakes easily with a fork, 3-4 minutes on each side. *Do not overcook*.
  • Remove from the broiler and squeeze the juice from the lemon halves evenly over the fillets.
  • Spread the cut sides of the rolls with some of the tartar sauce.
  • Top the bottom halves of the rolls with the hot fish and lettuce leaves, dividing evenly.
  • Top with remaining roll halves and serve.

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  1. breezermom
    What a wonderful, clean, fresh-tasting fish. No overpowering seasonings on the fish, letting the fish shine. I did broil mine, and also added a sliced tomato to my sandwich. Wonderful with the sour dough bread. Thanks for sharing!
  2. Julie F
    This is a gourmet fish sandwich! I used orange roughy and it was delicious. I cut way back on the tartar sauce, and still had some left over. Really enjoyed this. Made for Top Favorites of 2009 Tag Game.
  3. Sharon123
    I happened to have fresh tuna, so used that. Served on sourdough toast. Thanks! Made for the Epicurean Queens-ZWT 2009.
  4. cookiedog
    5*plus for this one. I didn't even take a bite yet before I knew it was going to rate top notch. It is perfect for a week night meal because it is quick, easy, and good! I used my George Foreman Grill since the flame is out on my broiler - which meant the fish cooked in about 3 minutes. There is an ample amount of tarter sauce - no dry sandwich here. I served it with roasted asparagus but next time I just might make 2 sandwiches for me and skip the side dish! I could easily enjoy this on a regular basis. Made by a fellow Epicurean Queen for ZWT 5!


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