Pan-Seared Whiting

    18 minutes

    The quickest, easiest way to prepare fresh fish! Great for a quick weeknight meal accompanied with fresh veggies.

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    Serves: 4 

    • 4 (125g) whiting fillets
    • 1 pinch salt and pepper to taste
    • 1/2 cup (60g) plain flour
    • 1 tablespoon olive oil
    • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted

    Preparation:10min  ›  Cook:8min  ›  Ready in:18min 

    1. Rinse whiting fillets in cold water and pat dry with paper towels. Season both sides of each fillet with salt and pepper. Place the flour in a shallow dish; gently press each fillet into the flour to coat and shake off the excess flour.
    2. Heat the olive oil in a frypan over medium-high heat; cook the fish in the hot oil until the fish flakes easily with a fork, about 4 minutes per side. Brush the melted butter onto the fish in the last minute before removing from the frypan. Serve immediately.

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    Me, Nick, Chris and Paul just caught 10 whiting. Chris reckons he caught the most, but 2 of them were toadfish. Nick and Chris both wore stupid hats. Pauls cooking them pretty soon  -  06 Jan 2015


    First of all, my fish looked like the picture which AMAZED me because although I'm not a beginner cook I tend to over batter fish. This was AMAZING. My fiance loved it! There are things I changed just to suit my tastes...(I am sure the original recipe would have been just as good.) I added onto the normal salt and pepper...Old Bay, garlic salt, more paprika, a little ground red pepper, onion powder and then I dusted it with flour. What helped me know that the pan was hot enough was something I learned from the Food Network. I just took a tiny pinch of flour and tossed it in the oil...if it started to cook or bubble...that's how you know it's ready for the fish. I did not use the extra unsalted butter. THIS WAS AWESOME! My fiance ate the whole thing before I could sit down! He said it was better than his mom's! He even told his mom about it! Thank you so much for this dish!  -  20 Feb 2010  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    So simple and good! You can add whatever seasoning you like to the flour. (I used blackened seafood seasoning) I made a garlic-butter, parsley and lime sauce to go on top. yum.  -  10 Aug 2009  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)