Jalapeño Garlic Tilapia Panini

Recipe by Ms B.
READY IN: 55mins




  • Fish:
  • Crush crackers and combine with pepper.
  • Dip fish fillets into beaten egg, and then coat with cracker crumbs.
  • Fry in 350 degree oil until breading is golden and fish flakes easily.
  • Remove to an oven-proof plate in a warm oven.
  • Sauce:
  • Melt butter on low heat. Add jalapeño and garlic. Sauté until jalapeño is softened, but be careful not to burn garlic.
  • Add flour and stir while heating about a minute.
  • Add chicken broth and cook stirring until sauce thickens. Stir in sour cream.
  • Set aside until ready to assemble the panini's.
  • Panini:
  • Brush one side of each slice of bread with olive oil or spread with butter.
  • Assemble sandwiches with oiled/buttered side of bread to the outside, layering provolone cheese, sliced tomatoes, tilapia fillet, cream sauce and final slice of bread.
  • Spray a cast iron grill pan with cooking spray and heat to sizzling. Reduce heat to medium.
  • Place sandwich in grill pan and top with second cast iron skillet. Press down lightly. (You want to smush the sandwich lightly, but not squash it completely.).
  • Cook for 1-2 minutes, depending on the heat of your pan, until the sandwich is browned and grill marks are evident.
  • Flip sandwich and again top with second cast iron skillet. Cook for another minute or so, until fully browned.
  • Serve warm with fresh salad or crunchy kettle-cooked chips.