Catfish Sandwich with Dill Remoulade and Sliced Jalapeños

(Serves 8)


2 T Jerk spice 

1 C Mayonnaise

½ C Dill, chopped

Juice of 1 lime

¼ t minced habañero or scotch bonnet pepper (or more if you dare!)

8 ½ pound pieces of catfish

Oil for frying

1 C AP flour

1 t Salt

1 t Baking powder

Paper-thin slices of jalapeño peppers


8 Good-quality hamburger buns

  1. For the remoulade: combine mayonnaise, dill, lime juice and minced pepper. Set aside in the refrigerator.
  2. For the batter: combine flour, salt, baking powder. Add beer until mixture is like thick pancake batter (approximately 1 C).  Set aside for at least ½ hour.
  3. Heat oil to 350°.
  4. Lightly dust catfish pieces with jerk spice.  Dip in batter.  Fry in batches for 3 minutes apiece, until golden brown. Transfer to a rack… not a paper towel!!
  5. Spread sauce on the bottom bun, add the fish, top with a dollop of sauce and a few slices of jalapeño.  Add the top bun and dig in!


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