Halibut Fish Sandwich with Chili Lime Aioli

My son loves a good fish sandwich. I was surprised to find out he liked it so much, and I'm pretty sure his love for a delectable fish sandwich has to do with the fish being crispy fried!! This recipe for Halibut Fish Sandwich with Chili Lime Aioli takes a typical fried fish sandwich recipe and amps it up just a little using organic halibut filets, and a shortcut aioli using mayonnaise, Asian Sambal chili and a little squeeze of fresh lime juice. This is definitely not your typical fish sandwich, but it also isn't difficult to make yourself for friends and family.                                           

Halibut Fish Sandwich with Chili Lime Aioli
  • 1 cup canola or vegetable oil
  • 4 skinless halibut fillets, 4 ounces each
  • 1 cup rice flour
  • 1 cup cold water
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • fresh cracked pepper
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon fresh lime zest
  • Chili Lime Aioli:
  • 1/2 cup real mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon Sambal Chili
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
  • To assemble the Halibut Fish Sandwich with Chili Lime Aioli:
  • Fresh Ciabatta, hollow out some of the bread
  • Lettuce
  • Sliced tomatoes
  • Sliced red onions

Heat the oil in a pan on medium/high heat. Heat the oven to 200 degrees.

Season one side of the halibut with salt and pepper. In a mixing bowl, whisk together the rice flour and cold water until smooth. Add all the spices and lime zest and gently whisk together.

Once your oil is hot, dip a halibut fillet in the batter and take off the excess batter. Add it to the hot pan. Do this again to the other halibut fillets. Cook until golden brown and crispy and cooked all the way through.

Take a cookie sheet and place a cooling rack on top. As your finish cooking each fillet, place each gently on the cooking rack and in the oven to keep warm.

In a mixing bowl, mix together the mayonnaise, chili sauce and lime juice.

Assemble your sandwich and enjoy!


Do not over-crowd your pan with frying the fish or your fish will be soggy.

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