Sassy Middle Eastern Fish Rub

Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 0 mins

A fish rub with a middle eastern flare, created for ZWT6 Wild Card Mixing Pot Challenge. Lots of strong ingredients, but the end result is fairly mild.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Combine all ingredints.
  2. Rub on fish fillets prior to pan frying.
Most Helpful

We liked this alot, but I think it needed just a bit more kick to it. I used it on a fresh mahi mahi fillet and baked it in the oven. The fish was tender, flavorful and very moist. Nice rub ~ I'll use it again. Thanks for posting AzG ~ made for ZWT6 - NA*ME Region Wild Card Challenge ~ The Mixing Pot II and the Queens of Quisine.

FloridaNative June 12, 2010

I mixed the rub and brushed onto shrimp kabobs which I then grilled on an indoor grill. I used smoked paprika and maybe shouldn't have done so with the cumin and chili powder. The result was a very smoky taste that overpowered the dish. Thank you for sharing your recipe. I did enjoy trying it and it made a very quick lunch. Made for ZWT6.

Susie D June 08, 2010