Mexican Fish Torta with Pale Ale Battered Haddock

Traditionally served on a soft, warm telera bread, a Mexican Fish Torta is a delicious sandwich prepared with crispy breaded fish, guacamole, salad and numerous seasonings and sauces. It is a well-liked street snack in Mexico. Here we have used ciabatta bread, red cabbage and lots of fresh herbs, salad and chipotle mayonnaise. This sandwich is perfect for a quick lunch or dinner.
Print Recipe


2 fillets Donegal Catch Pale Ale Battered Haddock

For the red cabbage

¼  head red cabbage

Juice of ½ a lemon

Salt and pepper

For the guacamole

1 avocado

2 spring onions

Juice of 2 limes

Handful of coriander leaves

Salt and pepper

For the chipotle mayonnaise

1 tablespoon chipotle paste

100 grams mayonnaise

Juice of ½ a lime

To serve

1 large tomato, thinly sliced

Handful tortilla chips

Freshly picked coriander leaves

2 small ciabatta loaves


  1. Pre heat oven to 200C / 180 C fan.
  2. Place the Donegal Catch Pale Ale Battered Haddock onto a baking tray and place into the oven for 20 minutes until cooked through and piping hot throughout.
  3. Whilst the fish cooks, blitz all the ingredients for the guacamole together in a small food processor until completely smooth. Season to taste and set aside.
  4. For the cabbage, slice the red cabbage as thin as possible - a mandoline makes light work of this - just watch your fingers! - or just use a knife. Place the sliced cabbage into a bowl and add the lemon juice and a pinch of salt. Massage everything together with your hands - you will see the cabbage change colour to a bright pink almost immediately - then set aside.
  5. Mix together the chipotle paste, mayonnaise, lime juice and a pinch of salt in a bowl and set aside.
  6. When ready to assemble, toast your ciabatta rolls and spread the bottom with some of the guacamole. Top with some red cabbage and sliced tomatoes then place a cooked fish fillet on top. Drizzle over the chipotle mayonnaise and crush over some tortillas then top with a few coriander leaves.

You may also like