Sandwiches & Burgers

Thrifty Thursday; Grilled Cod Sandwiches with Homemade Tartar Sauce

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Today’s recipe is not only thrifty in terms of price, but also time.  When I get home after a long day of work (working around food, no less), I like to have options for quick dinner recipes.  I know I’m not alone in this desire.  You agree, right?  I also like to have options that I can provide to Nick, just in case one night he decides he wants to make dinner.  This recipe would definitely be something Nick could prepare (I hope he’s reading this….hint Nick!)

Grilled Cod Sandwiches with Homemade Tartar Sauce

Ingredients

  • ¼th cup light mayonnaise
  • ¼th cup plus 2 tsp. fresh lime juice, divided
  • 2 tsp. finely chopped dill pickle
  • 2 tsp. finely chopped red onion**
  • 2 tsp. chopped fresh Italian (flat-leaf) parsley
  • 4 6-ounce cod fillets
  • 1 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 tsp. lemon-pepper seasoning**
  • 4 sandwich rolls, split and toasted
  • Toppings (optional): Spinach, Tomato, Red Onion

Instructions

  1. Make the tartar sauce by combining mayo, 2 tsp lime juice, pickle, onion and parsley in a small bowl. Set aside
  2. Place fillets in a shallow dish; drizzle with oil and remaining ¼th cup lime juice. Season with lemon pepper, and salt to taste
  3. Coat grill rack with nonstick cooking spray. Preheat grill to medium (300 degrees or 350 degrees F). Grill fillets, covered, 4 to 5 minutes per side or until fish flakes easily with a fork.
  4. Spread cut sides of rolls with tartar sauce. Place 1 fillet on each roll, top with your optional toppings.

Notes

NOTE: If you would like to make this a Low FODMAPs “cod-wich”, use a lemon pepper seasoning without onion or garlic (or, since I am not aware of one that exists, uses fresh pepper and some lemon zest). Also, omit the red onion. And, of course, use a wheat-free bun.

Homemade tartar sauce.  So easy!  And it was great on a simple grilled piece of cod, even without the bun.

 Nick gave this sandwich two thumbs up (and that was amazing, considering its seafood and Nick isn’t a huge fan of seafood!).

We had our sandwiches with a side of vegetables, of course.  The entire meal was very filling.

Estimated Nutrition Facts for 1 sandwich, with 6-ounces fish and a 100-calorie whole-grain sandwich roll/bun

Nutrition Highlights:  Excellent source of protein and fiber (from the particular rolls we chose).  A good source of calcium, iron, and vitamin C.  Not seen on the nutrition facts are the Omega-3 fatty acids, which would be about 350 mg/6-ounces of cod.  Not bad!

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