This recipe is actually something my husband makes on a regular basis and everyone raves about it!!! it's very good. He mostly uses halibut to make this but salmon or cod work very well also.

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Ingredients

2
Original recipe yields 2 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Combine the water and 1 tablespoon salt in a shallow container. Soak the fish in the salt water for 10 minutes.

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  • Mix the turmeric, coriander, paprika, and 1/2 teaspoon salt in a small bowl. Remove fish from the salt water and pat dry with paper towels. Coat fish on both sides with spice mixture.

  • Heat the olive oil in a small skillet over medium heat. Cook fish in hot oil until it flakes easily with a fork, about 3 minutes per side. Serve garnished with cilantro.

Cook's Note

I always use Kosher salt in this recipe. If using regular iodized salt, start with 1½ teaspoons in the brine. If needed, add more salt to taste after cooking.

Nutrition Facts

281 calories; protein 24.9g 50% DV; carbohydrates 5.4g 2% DV; fat 17.6g 27% DV; cholesterol 36.3mg 12% DV; sodium 3431.7mg 137% DV. Full Nutrition

Reviews (8)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
02/16/2010
This is really good!!! Please note the type of salt to be used!!!! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
02/01/2010
I followed the recipe exactly. The finished product was too salty. If I make it again I will cut down on the both the 1 T. of salt in the water the raw fish soaks in before cooking and cut down on the 1 t. of salt in the "breading". And I love salty food so if I think it's too salty those of you that don't prefer salty foods should really watch the amounts. Halibut is at least twice the price of other similar white fish such as tilapia cod etc. I paid 16 for 10 oz. of Halibut while the other similar white fishes ran from 6 to 8 for the same amount. Halibut is extremely flaky so it fell apart right in the pan when I turned the filets - which was fine. The end result was about 10 pieces of fallen apart fish. It was very easy and quick to make - couldn't be simpler. But the finished product for me was good not great. Read More
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14 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 6
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 3
Rating: 5 stars
02/16/2010
This is really good!!! Please note the type of salt to be used!!!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/21/2009
This is really a wonderful change from the usual plain pan seared Halibut I usually have. Thanks Pixie for spicen up my food. This is a most do again! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/01/2010
Editor's Note: The salt ingredient was changed to Kosher salt at the request of the recipe submitter. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
02/01/2010
I followed the recipe exactly. The finished product was too salty. If I make it again I will cut down on the both the 1 T. of salt in the water the raw fish soaks in before cooking and cut down on the 1 t. of salt in the "breading". And I love salty food so if I think it's too salty those of you that don't prefer salty foods should really watch the amounts. Halibut is at least twice the price of other similar white fish such as tilapia cod etc. I paid 16 for 10 oz. of Halibut while the other similar white fishes ran from 6 to 8 for the same amount. Halibut is extremely flaky so it fell apart right in the pan when I turned the filets - which was fine. The end result was about 10 pieces of fallen apart fish. It was very easy and quick to make - couldn't be simpler. But the finished product for me was good not great. Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
01/05/2010
I made this and it tasted awful Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/12/2015
I have made this for a long time and have never thanked you for posting the recipe. LOVE IT! Simple moist and sooooo good. Thank you so much Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
02/06/2015
This recipe was very easy to make and I was surprised how well the spice mixture stuck to the fish. Also the recipe produced the perfect amount of spice for coating the fish (not too much so nothing was wasted). Thank you Pixie2 for sharing your recipe. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
06/30/2013
Very good. Loved the flavors and ease. Served with a crunchy Asian style cole slaw. Read More