Cajun Fish Sandwich Recipe

The Cajun fish sandwich aka the Popeyes fish sandwich is now available at your home. This comforting dish will give you that warming southern flavor in an instant bite!

If you want to take your cajun fish sandwiches up a notch? Give them an extra kick with some spicy sauce or dijon mustard.

Cajun Fish Sandwich

The flavor combination in this sandwich is out of this world, Try it once and it may just become your favorite sandwich.

Ingredients needed for a cajun fish sandwich

To make the cajun fish sandwich, you will need the following ingredients:

  • 4 (4 oz each) pieces of cod fish fillets (you can also use catfish or tilapia)
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tsp of olive oil
  • ¼ tsp of Cajun seasoning
  • ¼ tsp of ground black pepper
  • ½ cup of shredded purple cabbage
  • 2 whole wheat hamburger buns
  • Tartar sauce

Cajun fish sandwich recipe

Follow these easy steps to make your Cajun fish sandwiches.

Step 1

To make the slaw, combine the shredded purple cabbage, mayonnaise, vinegar, honey, salt, and pepper in a medium bowl and set aside. If you have time, you can make this up to 24 hours in advance and store it in the fridge until you are ready for serving.

Step 2

Pat your fish fillets dry, and season with salt and pepper, and set aside.

Step 3

Have two shallow dishes or bowls ready. In the first shallow dish, mix in the flour and Cajun seasoning. In the second, add the egg and beat it.

Step 4

Dip the fish fillets in the flour mixture and cover them, shake off the excess flour, then dip them in the egg and then dip again in the flour mixture.

Step 5

Heat the olive oil in a large cast iron pan on medium heat and cook fish fillets for 3 to 4 minutes on each side until they are golden brown.

Step 6

Toast the whole wheat hamburger buns, add the fish fillets with a dollop of tartar sauce (or barbecue sauce), and top with the slaw.

Enjoy your homemade cajun fish sandwiches on their own or with a side of sweet potato fries.

Expert Tips

How to make your own Cajun seasoning?

Nothing beats the satisfaction of homemade food. To make your own cajun seasoning you will need the following ingredients:

  • 3 Tbsp of smoked paprika
  • 2 Tbsp of garlic powder
  • 1 Tbsp of onion powder
  • 1 Tbsp of ground white pepper
  • 1 Tbsp of ground black pepper
  • 1/2 Tbsp of dried thyme
  • 1 Tbsp of dried oregano
  • 1 Tbsp of ground cayenne pepper
  • 2 Tbsp of fine sea salt

Mix all the ingredients in a medium size bowl, and ta-da, your homemade cajun seasoning is ready to add to your favorite dish. You can store homemade cajun seasoning for up to a year in an airtight container.

How to make your own tartar sauce?

Making your own tartar sauce is also super fun and easy. All you will need are these 4 ingredients:

  • 1 cup of mayonnaise (you can use non-vegan mayonnaise if wish)
  • 1 tsp of yellow mustard
  • 2 tsp of sweet pickle relish
  • 1 tsp of freshly squeezed lemon juice

Combine all the ingredients in a bowl and stir with a tablespoon or fork. You can now serve your homemade tartar sauce.

You can store homemade tartar sauce in an airtight container, in the fridge for up to two weeks.


Mixing bowls to combine the ingredients for the slaw

A shallow dish for the flour mixture

Cast iron pan to cook the fish fillets