4 servings (serving size: 5 ounces fish, 1/4 cup mojo, and 1 cup salsa)

How to Make It

Step 1

Heat a nonstick skillet over medium-high heat until hot. Add peppercorns and cloves, and cook 1 minute. Place spice mixture in a spice or coffee grinder; process until finely ground. Place pepper mixture in a saucepan. Add rum and next 4 ingredients (rum through lemon juice); bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, 25 minutes or until reduced to 1/2 cup. Strain pepper "paint" through a fine sieve over a bowl; discard solids. Set aside.

Step 2

Preheat oven to 450°.

Step 3

Wrap handle of skillet with foil; heat oil in pan until hot. Brush pepper paint over one side of fish. Place fish, paint side down, in skillet; sauté 3 minutes or until dark brown. Turn fish over; place skillet in oven.

Step 4

Bake 7 minutes or until fish flakes easily when tested with a fork. Serve fillets with Habanero- Mango Mojo and Black Bean-and-Fruit Salsa; garnish fillets with lime wedges, if desired.

Step 5

Note: Pepper paint may be refrigerated for up to a month.

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Ratings & Reviews

heidimotsch's Review

February 23, 2010
5+ stars!! Highly recommended - a word of warning though: I used barely 1T of the hab. sauce and it was too hot to add the full 1/4 cup on top of my fish. Awesome flavors, though, in all three of the recipes. I used mahi and even my picky boys liked the fish -sans the sauce. Excellent, we'll definitely be having this again!! Not bad time-wise either.