Garlic Lovers Fish and Chips Recipe with Lemon Aioli

Welcome to week 3 of our Sam’s Club Seafood series! Last week I made Parmesan Crusted Tilapia with Artichoke Garlic Butter Sauce and it was the first time I had ever eaten Tilapia and the sauce/topping was a huge hit with my family. (TIP: We had garlic mashed potatoes with our dinner that night. Try mixing leftover sauce/topping in with mashed potatoes – it was heaven!!) I still had half the bag of Tilapia left and ended up making fish tacos with it last night. I love that it was an easy, goto meal that didn’t require much work.

This post is written on behalf of Lunchbox by me. All opinions remain my own.

As a reminder, Sam’s Club is helping families across America add more seafood to their dinnertime menus with seven weeks of easy meal solutions.

Sam’s Club® Seafood to Savor
Sample delicious seafood at Sam’s Club® every weekend from February 27 – April 11. Just look for the demo cart in your local Sam’s Club freezer section and grab your sample! Along with tasty bites of the featured recipe, demo associates will be handing out a recipe guide with complete instructions on how to make them.

The Seafood recipes will range from classics like Fish & Chips to soon to be family favorites like Italian swai and Parmesan tilapia. All the recipes are easy to prepare any day of the week. A full schedule of events is below.

Sam’s Club® Seafood to Savor
This week’s demo will be Fish n’ Chips featuring Sea Cuisine® Beer Battered Cod Fillets with Ore-Ida® Tater Tots or Ore-Ida Golden Crinkles®.

Week 3 - Fish n’ Chips
Week 3 - Fish n’ Chips
One of the reasons I really wanted to participate in this series is that I have never tried or made many of the meals. I always love discovering new things for my family to enjoy and this week is no exception. Ben likes Fish and Chips, but their “blah” factor has never appealed to me. If you haven’t noticed yet, I like flavor and spice! So my twist on the Fish n’ Chips classic is to incorporate one of my favorite and most used ingredients – garlic, and LOTS of it!

garlic lovers fish and chips recipe

Prepare Sea Cuisine® Beer Battered Cod Fillets as directed on package. (You can actually cook them at the same time as the fries if you choose to bake them) While those are baking, prepare the following:

Basil Garlic Fries

2 tsp olive oil
1 tbsp garlic, minced
1 tsp fresh basil, minced
pinch black pepper
pinch salt

Combine ingredients in a small bowl.
Toss mixture with cooked french fries in a large bowl and add salt, if desired.

Lemon Garlic Aioli

1/2 cup mayonnaise
1 tbsp lemon juice
1 tsp olive oil
1 tsp garlic, minced

Mix all ingredients and chill before serving.

Remember to stop by next week to see my special twist on Stuffed Tilapia week!

This post is written on behalf of Lunchbox by me. All opinions remain my own.

Jeana Shandraw

Jeana Shandraw

Rarely caught without a camera, Jeana is an adventurous traveler with a passion for people, cultures and food that has led her to 38 countries in 5 years. When she's not using her powers for social good, she enjoys photography, cooking and building LEGOs with her son. On occasion, you may also find her crocheting cute things to hide in her husband's underwear drawer.

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  1. March 19, 2014 at 9:38 am — Reply

    I love love love garlic. I must try this for my family. Thank you for the recipe idea.

  2. March 17, 2014 at 12:44 pm — Reply

    I’m actually not much of a fan of seafood. We are trying new seafood dishes at home for kids sake though! My girls would love these!

  3. March 17, 2014 at 6:57 am — Reply

    This looks sooo good! I might have to make up some of the garlic fries for dinner tonight!

  4. March 17, 2014 at 5:55 am — Reply

    I absolutely love tilapia, it’s my favorite fish. I have tried it from Sam’s Club before and its so easy to make. I will have to pin this recipe and try it out, we use garlic in a lot of things (including green beans – my favorite) so I bet this recipe would be a hit with my family!

  5. March 17, 2014 at 3:47 am — Reply

    We have a Sam’s Club that opened up in a town near us and we’ve been on a major fish kick lately (Lent lo). We’ll have to see about getting a membership because I bet they have great prices on the fish.

  6. March 16, 2014 at 9:04 pm — Reply

    Those garlic fries sound so yummy. I love fish and chips.

  7. March 16, 2014 at 8:50 pm — Reply

    We love having seafood at dinner, but it seems that so many recipes for it are so involved or call for many ingredients. I love the idea of grabbing something from Sams and adding to it!

  8. March 16, 2014 at 8:37 pm — Reply

    THese dressings sound delicious. Thank you so much for sharing with us, we can’t get enough of seafood in our house

  9. March 16, 2014 at 6:01 pm — Reply

    This looks delicious! We had fish for lunch today!

  10. March 16, 2014 at 10:03 am — Reply

    ummmm, those look delish!! I could absolutely eat those and more. I especially like the tilapia. Fish is my favorite meal and hubby can really cook it. Thanks for this – we go to Sam’s all the time.

  11. March 16, 2014 at 7:31 am — Reply

    YUM! So delicious! I need to make the garlic fries!

  12. Eliz Frank
    March 16, 2014 at 7:14 am — Reply

    We spend a good portion of grocery shopping at Sam’s and I love the variety. We haven’t bought taters in years but those Beer Battered Cod Fillets look good. I’ll check ’em out next time I’m at the club.

  13. March 15, 2014 at 8:40 pm — Reply

    I love those cod fillets from Sam’s. We buy them all the time – so yummy! I can’t wait to make this!

  14. March 15, 2014 at 6:13 pm — Reply

    That recipe looks fantastic!!! I’m always at sam’s, I love shopping there.

  15. March 15, 2014 at 6:11 pm — Reply

    Oh, I can’t wait to try. This looks SO good. Garlic is good on anything.

  16. March 15, 2014 at 5:45 pm — Reply

    My son is over here drooling away.

  17. March 15, 2014 at 5:45 pm — Reply

    Those look good. I’m stocking up on fish for lent.

  18. March 15, 2014 at 4:50 pm — Reply

    I’ve found so many great foods and recipes by sampling foods at Sams on Sundays. I love it! The fish and chips looks yummy!

  19. March 15, 2014 at 4:34 pm — Reply

    I love seafood. Will have to check this out at Sam’s!

  20. March 15, 2014 at 1:53 pm — Reply

    I’ve seen aoli a lot and need to make some for any reason. I love beer battered fish so maybe I should make it to go with that. We’ve not had beer battered fish in a while.

  21. March 15, 2014 at 1:37 pm — Reply

    I love fish and since I’m allergic to shelled fish, it’s always just plain old fish for me. I love trying different varieties, and you CANNOT go wrong with a good fish n’ chips plate. YUM!

  22. March 15, 2014 at 1:32 pm — Reply

    Yum. I love flavored Mayo. I will have to keep these in mind for lent dinners. Also I caught a glimpse of fozzie cookies while I was scrolling down? OMG im making those!

  23. March 15, 2014 at 1:09 pm — Reply

    Fish and Chips is by far one of my favorite things to eat on the planet. I have never made them at home, but this looks easy and I could have it anytime I want. :)

  24. March 15, 2014 at 8:41 am — Reply

    My family has been trying to add more seafood to our diet. We’ve been experimenting with different types of fish. Some we like and some we don’t but it’s fun to try different things.

  25. March 15, 2014 at 8:13 am — Reply

    If it’s got garlic, it’s got to be gooood. :) I like that there’s a bake or fry option for the fish.

  26. March 15, 2014 at 4:18 am — Reply

    Mmmmmmm, there are several tasty treats here.. I got some interesting meal ideas.

  27. March 14, 2014 at 10:33 pm — Reply

    I can’t do fish, but my husband and boys love it! Next time they are in the mood for some I’ll have to come back here; that Lemon Garlic Aioli sounds amazing!!!

    • March 15, 2014 at 10:27 am — Reply

      The Aioli is a variation of the one I make for our BBQ Roasted Artichokes – just replace the lemon with lime. It’s SOOOOO good!

  28. March 14, 2014 at 10:15 pm — Reply

    They have lots of great choices there, for sure. I see a summer of seafood ahead.

  29. March 14, 2014 at 9:58 pm — Reply

    Love the seafood selections at Sams Club! We love the tiliapa too!

  30. March 14, 2014 at 6:43 pm — Reply

    This looks so good! I need to make more fish recipes, mine are so boring. Love the aioli, yummy!

  31. March 14, 2014 at 6:06 pm — Reply

    This looks so good Jeana! I so am going to have to make this, I am such a seafood lover!

  32. March 14, 2014 at 6:00 pm — Reply

    Oh yum, that looks delicious. I haven’t had seafood in forever, and have been craving it this week.

  33. March 14, 2014 at 5:52 pm — Reply

    tilapia is one of my family’s favorite fishes!! easy to prepare and it’s pretty happy to go with just about anything else food wise.

  34. March 14, 2014 at 5:31 pm — Reply

    Brilliant time of year for Sam’s Club to focus on seafood. Lent!! Happy to find some great recipes to enjoy all of this seafood!!

  35. March 14, 2014 at 5:28 pm — Reply

    I love this seven-week seafood plan. Yum, yum! I’m always looking for new ways to cook seafood.

  36. March 14, 2014 at 4:00 pm — Reply

    I seen these in Sams! I will buy them now that I know they taste good!! Thanks!

  37. March 14, 2014 at 3:35 pm — Reply

    I just bought a huge bag of Tilapia from Sams Club. I love their frozen Salmon, too.

  38. March 14, 2014 at 3:10 pm — Reply

    This looks great! I wish there were a Sam’s Club closer, I love their prices!

  39. March 14, 2014 at 1:00 pm — Reply

    We love seafood around here. This looks great! I love the garlic flavoring.

  40. March 14, 2014 at 12:39 pm — Reply

    Love Sam’s and the awesome samples they provide! May have to go for these fish and chips… What I have found out tho is that when I sample them at Sams.. I buy them but they don’t taste as good as when I make them.. Sigh.

  41. March 14, 2014 at 12:07 pm — Reply

    Mmm. Seafood. If I could only live by the beach and eat like this all the time. Or…. goto Sams’!

  42. March 14, 2014 at 12:01 pm — Reply

    Those basil garlic fries sound SO good. I wish I had a Sams Club closer to me, but the closest is like 45 minutes away.

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