Randy Mayor; Lydia DeGaris-Pursell
Yield
4 servings (serving size: 1 fillet)

Make your weeknight meal something special with this delicious and healthy cumin-crusted Chilean sea bass recipe.

NOTE: Toasting and grinding cumin seeds is a bit more time-consuming than opening a jar, but it makes a big difference in the flavor. Grouper will also work well in this recipe.

How to Make It

Step 1

Preheat oven to 375°.

Step 2

Cook cumin seeds in a large skillet over medium heat 2 minutes or until toasted. Place cumin, salt, and pepper in a spice or coffee grinder; process until finely ground. Rub cumin mixture over top and bottom sides of fillets.

Step 3

Heat oil in pan over medium-high heat. Add fillets; cook for 2 minutes on each side or until browned. Wrap handle of pan with foil. Bake at 375° for 4 minutes or until fish flakes easily when tested with a fork. Sprinkle with parsley; serve with lemon wedges.

Ratings & Reviews

sukeedog's Review

AANola
February 15, 2014
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Susanne7's Review

Susanne7
July 11, 2012
Please do not buy Chilean sea bass. This is a fish caught in the Ross Sea area of the Antarctic Ocean, perhaps the last remaining pristine marine environment on earth. This fish - its real name is the Antarctic toothfish - is crucial to the ecosystem there. Currently we are campaigning to stop the fishing, and the possible fatal impact on whales and seals. Please watch http://www.greenpeace.org/new-zealand/en/blog/the-last-ocean-film/blog/41344/ and you will understand. Thank you.

AANola's Review

kdesjadon1
January 31, 2012
This was delicious. I only had the cumin in powder and thought it came out great. My husband loved it and said this recipe was a keeper. :-)

MelissaJoan's Review

51junebug
December 31, 2011
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51junebug's Review

MelissaJoan
September 25, 2011
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AmyinIllinois's Review

sukeedog
February 06, 2011
Quick, simple, excellent flavor! Definitely "guest worthy". My only recommendation is to double the amount of spice recommended. I used the quantities in the recipe when making the dish for just two people and it was perfect.

afbbkcalif's Review

afbbkcalif
July 31, 2010
Toasted cumin is easy & worth the extra effort. Delightful!

kdesjadon1's Review

AmyinIllinois
June 27, 2009
This is a great recipe! I made it for the first time. I only had ground cumin on hand. So I used about 1 1/2 tsp. of ground cumin. I toasted the ground cumin and combined it with freshly ground pepper, and salt. Came out great!