Seared Grouper Sandwiches with Chipotle Mayo

Chipotle-flavored mayonnaise adds a delightful smokiness to these fish sandwiches.

Seared Grouper Sandwiches with Chipotle Mayo
Makes 2 Servings
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 2 brioche buns
  • ¾ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 2 (6-ounce) grouper fillets
  • 4 lettuce leaves
  • 4 tomato slices (¼ inch thick)
  • Chipotle Mayo (recipe follows)
Chipotle Mayo
  • ½ cup mayonnaise
  • 2 teaspoons chipotle hot sauce
  • 1½ teaspoons fresh lemon juice
  • ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ¼ teaspoon ground chipotle chile pepper
  1. Heat a grill pan over medium-high heat.
  2. Spread butter on cut sides of buns. Place, cut side down, in pan, and cook until golden brown, 1 to 2 minutes.
  3. Sprinkle salt and pepper all over fish, rubbing to coat. Add to pan, and cook over medium-high heat until fish is browned and flakes easily with a fork, 3 to 4 minutes per side.
  4. Spread 1 to 2 tablespoons Chipotle Mayo on cut sides of buns. On bottom half of buns, layer lettuce, tomato, and fish. Cover with top half of buns. Serve immediately.
Chipotle Mayo
  1. In a small bowl, stir together all ingredients. Refrigerate in an airtight container for at least 30 minutes or up to 1 week.