Blackened Halibut

 

Blackened Halibut

1 pound halibut fillets, sliced 1/2-inch thick
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 tablespoon garlic powder
1 tablespoon onion powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons white pepper
2 teaspoons black pepper
2 teaspoons cayenne pepper
2 teaspoons thyme
2 teaspoons oregano
1 teaspoon paprika
  • Place halibut in a bowl with olive oil and let stand 30 minutes.
  • Combine spices in a 9-inch pie plate.
  • Heat cast iron skillet upside down over high heat 5-10 minutes, or until very hot.
  • Using a hot pad, turn pan right side up.
  • Remove halibut from olive oil and drain.
  • Dip fillets into seasonings and coat each side evenly.
  • Put fillets into hot skillet and cook 2-3 minutes on each side, turning only once.
  • variations: use bass, snapper or red fish instead of halibut
Recipe borrowed from Choices for a Healthy Heart by Joseph C. Pisccatella.