Photo: Raymond Hom; Styling: Pamela Duncan Silver
Hands-on Time
5 Mins
Total Time
20 Mins
Serves 4 (serving size: 1 fillet)

Most crazy-delicious reader-submitted recipe ever.

We made an important update to this recipe, changing it for sustainability. It originally called for Chilean sea bass--and although you can sometimes find a sustainable type of that fish (longline-caught in the McDonald and Falkland islands), sablefish (also known as black cod) and white sea bass are consistently good choices with a similarly rich, buttery texture. It's worth the tiny bit of effort to toast and grind your own cumin seeds--the flavor payoff is huge.

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 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.

Chef's Notes

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Ratings & Reviews

LollieLopez's Review

January 16, 2014

GwenW30's Review

October 06, 2013
Nice flavor, I added freshly roasted coriander & mustard seeds to enhance flavor even more.

Jpooles's Review

September 25, 2013
Very tasty and easy to prepare! It was a huge hit for dinner. Also made the Bell Pepper and Corn Sauté and they go very well together.