I have used Whole tilapia that the fishmonger had skinned and butterflied, Fillet of fish works perfectly for this recipe, I just prefer to use bone-in fish.The ingredients for the spicemix are just what I had on hand , you can vary it according to taste.
- Fish - 2 medium sized (around 2 pounds)
- Chilly powder - 1 tsp
- Paprika - 1 tsp
- Garlic powder - 1/2 tsp
- onion powder - 1/2 tsp
- Montreal steak seasoning - 1/2 tsp (optional)
- Oregano - 1/2 tsp chopped(optional)
- salt - to taste
- Cracked pepper - 1/2 tsp
- Lime - juice from 1
- Butter - 2 tbsp
wash , drain and dry the fish pieces with a paper towel and keep aside.
Mix together all the dry ingredients for the spice (chilly,paprika,onion,garlic,pepper,salt,oregano and steak seasoning).
Lay the fish pieces on a plate and squeeze the lime juice over it.
Sprinkle the spice mixture and let it marinate for 30 minutes in the refrigerator.
Heat the skillet and add in the butter, when the pan is hot lay the fish pieces in it and cook undisturbed for 3 minutes per side.If you are using thicker fish increase the cooking time as needed.