You know that saying about how a person’s taste changes every seven years? Well, I never put much stock in that, but I think it might be true. You see, I never particularly liked fish. Being that I live in Louisiana, that’s practically a crime against nature. People stare when I tell them that I don’t like fish. Well, the tide has turned and I actually craved this sandwich for days and days. I’m not saying that I’ll be eating tuna or salmon anytime soon, but a nice tilapia or black drum filet I can handle. Baby steps.
This sandwich is my incarnation of a sandwich I had a few years ago while vacationing in Pensacola, Florida at Hemingway’s Island Grill. I used the Aloha Fish & Chicken Rub from Red Stick Spice Company. It was the perfect blend of garlic, onion, sea salt, sesame seeds and chiles. As per the instructions on the bag, I mixed the dry rub with 2 or 3 tablespoons of olive oil to form a paste. I then spread the paste on the fish filets right before grilling on my indoor grill (it was raining so I couldn’t use my outdoor grill).