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You can make these as spicy as you desire with 1 or 2 habanero peppers:

AIMEE'S SPICY CARIBBEAN FISH SANDWICHES

Place the following ingredients in food processor:

  • 1 large clove of garlic
  • 1 habanero pepper, stem removed (if you like things really hot, use 2 habanero peppers)
  • 1 small carrot, quartered
  • 1 bunch cilantro
  • 1 small sweet onion, quartered
  • Remove mixture from food processor and place in a large bowl.  
  • Add 1 pound Tilapia, to food processor and pulse to very small pieces. 
  • Remove Tilapia that has been pulsed and add to vegetable mixture.  Next add: 
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • dash of ground cumin
  • 1 beaten egg 
  • 1 cup bread crumbs

Stir to mix well.

Heat your griddle, skillet or cast iron skillet to medium heat and spray with cooking spray.  Use an ice cream scoop to form sandwich, then cook on griddle or cast iron skillet for a 3 to 5 minutes on each side until cooked.  (The vegetables being chopped so small in the food processor help them to cook faster).  The cilantro lime cream sauce really helps "tone down" the heat.

  • Buns of your choice
  • Serve with Cilantro Lime Cream Sauce:
  • 1 cup sour cream (or Greek Yogurt)
  • 1 large lime
  • 1 bunch cilantro
  • pinch of salt and pepper

Pulse sour cream (or yogurt), lime juice, zest of lime and cilantro in blender.  Add pinch of salt and pepper to taste.