Spicy Fish Fillets

    1 hour

    Use fish like basa, flathead or whiting in this dish that combines Creole and Mexican flavours.

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    Serves: 4 

    • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
    • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
    • 1/2 teaspoon dried dill
    • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt
    • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
    • 4 (approx 125g each) fillets fish
    • 1/4 cup butter or margarine, melted
    • 1 tin diced tomatoes, partially drained

    Preparation:20min  ›  Cook:40min  ›  Ready in:1hour 

    1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees C. Lightly grease a medium baking dish.
    2. In a medium bowl, mix the cayenne pepper, garlic powder, dill weed, thyme, salt and pepper.
    3. Brush the fish fillets with the margarine and press into the spice mixture to coat.
    4. Arrange fillets in the prepared baking dish, and bake 20 minutes in the preheated oven. Top with the partially drained diced tomatoes and continue baking 10 minutes, or until fish is easily flaked with a fork.

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    This was a great recipe! My husband was really surprised. I cut down the red pepper to about 1/8 tsp and used the "milder" Ro-tel tomatoes. Tht was plenty of spice for us - any more and we would not have been able to taste the fish!  -  11 Apr 2002  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    This was excellent!! I would however, leave off the cayenne pepper next time. The can of tomatoes and green chilies would be plenty of peppers. My husband and I loved it and even though we both like spicy food agreed that it was a little too peppery.  -  23 May 2002  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    This dish turned out quite good, i served it over steamed rice, which was a nice absorbant for the spiciness of the fish. I used the indicated amount of spices per each medium size catfish filet, which made it quite spicy & flavorful indeed. Perhaps sprinkled on would make it a little milder.  -  29 May 2002  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)