Blackened Fish

INGREDIENTS 

  • 4 red snapper fillets or 4 other firm fish ( about 1 1/2 pounds raw fish)
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 2 teaspoons dried thyme
  • 1 tablespoon dried parsley flakes
  • 1 tablespoon dried basil
  • 1 -2 teaspoon cayenne pepper ( depending on how hot you want it)
  • 1/4 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

 

DIRECTIONS

  • Mix them all spices and dry ingredients in bowl and mix as well.
  • Shatter the spice combine onto a flat plate.
  • Press the fish fillets firmly into the spices, coating both sides.
  • Heat the olive oil until and almost smoking in a large heavy skillet.
  • Bake the fish about 2 minutes per side and then move to other side for 2 minutes and fillets than ¾ inch thick.
  • Proceed the time slightly for thicker fillets.