Total Time
Prep 30 mins
Cook 8 mins

I received this recipe from my pastor's wife. It is too sophisticated for my kids, but if you like spicy food, I think you will enjoy this. I have only made it with mahimahi, but it should work with any firm white fish.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a small bowl, mix garlic, lime juice, cumin, and pepper into a paste.
  2. Spread mixture onto fish& let sit for 20 minutes.
  3. Heat oil in a large skillet and saute fish over moderate heat for 8 minutes, turning it over halfway through the cooking time.
  4. Drain onto paper towels.
  5. Serve garnished with lime slices.


Most Helpful

Personally, I love cumin, but never used it on fish. I was worried that my wife might not like it because she's less of a cumin fan that I. But the fish turned out great. Used olive oil. Grilled some green and yellow squash and portobello mushtooms as our side. One of the best fish dishes I've made.

knfxda September 30, 2010

This was DELICIOUS! I will make it again and again. We eat pretty Paleo, so I used Olive Oil. My husband loved it, too! Thanks for making me look good in the kitchen lol

MistiHall December 04, 2012

I really liked the taste of cumin in this. It added a really interesting flavor to the fish. I added a bit of South African Smoke Flavored Spice from TJ's (my favorite!), and made this in the oven. Served with brown rice and zucchini. Will definitely make again!

Absinthe27 September 04, 2011

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