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A great number of restaurants in the Florida Keys offers a variety of sandwiches made from fresh fish. You can often choose the style of cooking right at the window or with your waiter, be it blackened, fried, grilled or more. We've opted for a blackened version with our own preferred spices served over French rolls and topped with delicious avocado.

Blackened Mahi Mahi Sandwich

Blackened Mahi Mahi Sandwich


  • 2 4-6 ounce mahi fillets
  • 2 French rolls
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder (we used long red slim)
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • Avocado slices for topping

Cooking Directions

  • In a mixing bowl, combine chili powder, garlic powder, salt and pepper. Mix well.
  • Add mahi fillets and mix to coat.
  • Heat a sauté pan to medium-high heat.
  • Add olive oil and seasoned mahi fillets. Sear each side for about 2 minutes per side or until fillets are cooked through.
  • Let the fillets rest about 1 minute.
  • Serve on toasted French rolls. Top with sliced avocado.

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