Who ever said, quick and simple, didn't equal delicious, has never tried my quick Creole Pan Fried White Fish. Today was very hectic and I needed to cook something that was not only quick, but pretty healthy if you can get past the butter. Which, I might add, can all be substituted, for extra virgin olive oil, if you choose.
First we must roast the veggies, I used red and yellow bell peppers, asparagus spears and sliced jalapeno for a kick. Toss in olive oil, a little pepper and pink Himalayan salt and roast for about 7 minutes under the broiler. Done!
Next, I whipped up a quick seafood seasoning blend, that consisted of dried thyme, creole seasoning, smoked paprika, garlic, onion powder and black pepper.
Lastly, I tossed my fillets in olive oil, sprinkled the seasoning blend, on both sides of course, then put some lemon zest and juice on top and it's time to get to cooking.
Done, quicker than you can pull out a take out menu! I am happy, I am full and this was healthy and delicious, I know, minus the butter. But hey, we got to start somewhere.
Creole Pan Fried White Fish with Roasted Veggies
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes
Total Time: 17 minutes
4 white fish fillets
1 lb asparagus spears, remove hard bottom stems
1 lemon, zested, juiced
1 bell pepper, sliced
1 jalapeno, sliced in 4
1/2 tbsp. creole seasoning
1/2 tbsp. garlic powder
1/2 tbsp. onion powder
2 tsp. black pepper
2 tsp. paprika
1 tsp. dried thyme
1 stick butter
extra virgin olive oil
Preheat oven to broil:
Toss asparagus, bell peppers and jalapeno in a little olive oil, sprinkled with salt and pepper. Roast for about 7 minutes.
Reduce heat to 375 degrees.
Mix remaining seasonings and set aside. Rinse and pat dry fillets, add olive oil on both sides of fish, sprinkle seasonings, lemon zest and juice.
Heat a couple of tablespoons of butter and olive oil in a medium skillet. Add fillets and cook for about 4 minutes over medium high heat. Place pan in oven and bake for 6 minutes.
Broil for 1-2 minutes and enjoy. Pour pan sauce over fish and vegetables when done.