Port Renfrew Fishing Adventures - Halibut and Salmon Fishing - Wildlife Watching - West Coast Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada
A spicy seafood alternative...very addictive! Just as good for halibut, red snapper, or any fish.
Spice mix: mix proportions to your taste and to suit your guests. This would be enough for 3 pounds of filets.
1 teaspoon fresh thyme
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
1/2 teaspoon fennel seeds (like black licorice, very distinct flavour)
1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper (more or less depending how hot you like it)
1/2 teaspoon sweet paprika
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
1 teaspoon salt
Baste fillets with olive oil - cover one side with spice mix
Heat frying pan on high with light olive oil, let it get nice and hot.
Sizzle spice side down only for 1 minute, then throw into pre-heated oven (about 375) spice side up -- cook thin fillets for 5 minutes, up to about 8 minutes for thicker fillets. Very finicky here so keep an eye on it -- it is a sin to overcook fish!