Blackened Rockfish with Garlic Lime Butter

Ingredients

For the blackening seasoning:

  • 1 1/2Tablespoon paprika
  • 1Tablespoon onion salt
  • 1Tablespoon garlic powder
  • 1Teaspoon thyme
  • 1Teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1Teaspoon black pepper

For the rockfish:

  • 1  lime
  • 2Tablespoons butter, at room temperature
  • 2Tablespoons fresh cilantro, chopped
  • 2  garlic cloves, minced
  • 2Tablespoons canola oil
  • 2  rockfish fillets

Method

For the blackening seasoning:

  1. Combine paprika, onion salt, garlic powder, thyme, cayenne pepper, and black pepper. Set aside.

For the rockfish:

  1. Grate 1 teaspoon zest from the lime into a bowl. Then cut the lime in quarters. Squeeze all the juice from the lime into the bowl. Add 2 tablespoons butter, 2 tablespoons chopped cilantro, and 2 garlic cloves finely chopped. Set aside.
  2. Heat oil in a large skillet. Rub the blackening seasoning all over the rockfish fillets. Add the fish to the hot oil and cook until the spice rub becomes dark and crusty. Flip then cook until fillets flake with gentle pressure — about another 2 minutes. When done cooking, transfer the fish to a plate and immediately top each fillet with flavored butter.

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