Quick and Easy Seafood and Fish Recipes
Cajun-Style Blackened Halibut Recipe


Cajun-Style Blackened Halibut

1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. minced fresh thyme
1/2 tsp. each: dried oregano, Cayenne pepper, sweet paprika, ground pepper and Fennel seeds, crushed
4 6-oz halibut fillets
2 Tbsp. olive oil
4 tsp. butter

Preheat oven to 400

Mix first 7 ingredients in small bowl

Place fillets on baking sheet. Brush on both sides with 1 tbsp oil. Sprinkle top of each with seasoning.

Heat heavy large skillet (preferably cast-iron) over high heat until very hot. Add remaining 1 tbsp oil; swirl to coat. Place fillets, seasoned side down, in skillet. Cook until very brown on bottom, 1 minute.

Return fillets, browned side up, to baking sheet. Place in oven; Bake until just opaque in center, about 8 minutes.

Top each with 1 tsp. butter.