Photo: Jennifer Causey; Styling: Claire Spollen
Hands-on Time
25 Mins
Total Time
25 Mins
Serves 6 (serving size: 1 fillet and 3/4 cup salad)

Press down lightly on the fillets for the first minute while they cook skin side down: The gentle pressure will keep the skin in contact with the pan to encourage it to crisp up wonderfully. If fillets are very thick, add about two minutes to your cooking time.

How to Make It

Step 1

Combine 3 tablespoons oil, rind, juice, and garlic in a large bowl, stirring well with a whisk. Stir in 1/4 teaspoon salt.

Step 2

Sprinkle fish with remaining 1/2 teaspoon salt and pepper. Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add 1 1/2 teaspoons oil to pan; swirl to coat. Add 3 fillets, skin side down; reduce heat to medium, and cook 5 minutes or until skin is golden and crisp. Turn fillets; cook 3 minutes or until done. Remove fish from pan; keep warm. Wipe pan clean; repeat procedure with remaining oil and remaining 3 fillets.

Step 3

Add arugula to dressing; toss. Top with onion and cheese. Serve salad with fillets and lemon wedges.

Chef's Notes

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Ratings & Reviews


February 25, 2017
Couldn't get the skin to brown like in the photo.  Actually, it started to come off completely in the pan.  As such it was just a chunk of unseasoned, plain old white fish and as such, pretty bland.  The side salad was nice though.