Sea Bass Fishwich with Tasty Tartar Sauce on Toast Points | Rachael Ray


Sea Bass Fishwich with Tasty Tartar Sauce on Toast Points | Rachael Ray

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“I’ve done many versions of this dish over the years,” says Rach. It’s just so easy and satisfying. Here, she flavors the flour with Old Bay, which lends a nice kick. She left out the eggs in the breading, though, because as she explains, “Quite frankly, when I made this, I didn’t have eggs.” And she quickly discovered that it’s pretty tasty without them, too! 

But the main reason she loves this version is the tartar sauce. She makes it with Greek yogurt (mayo gets too thin, she says, and she always worries about it spoiling if she serves the meal outside). Mixed with Dijon, lemon juice, agave or honey, dill, capers and chopped cornichons or pickle relish, the yogurt morphs into a tangy sauce so good that Rach admits she’d eat it off her arm! She also recommends using it for tuna salad or egg salad. 

For two of Rach’s most popular fish recipes, check out her Baked Fish with Lemon + Dijon & Garlic-Cheese Breadcrumbs and Swordfish Cutlets with Herbes de Provence, Raw Tomato & Tarragon Sauce + Garlic Oil & Anchovy Spaghetti. 


    1 cup Greek yogurt2 tablespoons Dijon mustardJuice of 1 lemon 1 teaspoon light agave or acacia honeyA few dashes of hot sauce (Rach likes Frank’s RedHot) ¼ cup chopped dill 3 tablespoons capers, chopped¼ cup finely chopped cornichons or pickle relishSalt and pepper4 fillets of sea bass or other sustainable firm white fish 1 cup Wondra superfine flour2 teaspoons Old Bay seasoning 1 teaspoon each granulated garlic and onion2 tablespoons olive oil2 tablespoons butter6 slices of toasted white bread, cut corner to corner1 small head iceberg lettuce, quartered and thinly slicedCrispy shallots, store-bought, or crispy onion rings (Rach likes Ore-Ida)Lemon wedges, to passHot sauce, to pass

Yield Preparation

In a bowl, mix up the sauce: yogurt, mustard, lemon juice, agave or honey, hot sauce, dill, capers, cornichons or relish, salt and pepper. 

Season fish with salt and pepper. Season flour with Old Bay and granulated garlic and onion and dredge fish.

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Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium to medium-high heat with olive oil, melt butter into oil, then add fish and cook until crispy and brown, 7 to 8 minutes, turning once. 

Arrange 3 toast points on platters and top with lettuce and then the fish filets. Spoon the sauce over fish and garnish with crispy shallots or onion rings. Serve with lemon wedges and hot sauce to pass.   


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