Zaatar & Seeds Baked Fish Fillet

By yasmine • April 10, 2017

4 servings
30 min
Zaatar & Seeds Baked Fish Fillet

This is an easy, nutty and tasty fish recipe made with Zaatar, pumpkin seeds and crushed hazelnuts. The herbs and spices in most Zaatar recipes are just a perfect pair to white fish while the nuts along with the seeds creates a light crust to the fish without covering it completely, keeping it moist and tender.

You can serve it next to fish rice and tahini or just next to a green salad. You can also serve it next to oven-roasted Brussels sprouts with added hazelnuts.


  • 1 kg sea bass fish (fillets) - سمك الباسه
  • 3 tablespoon Zaatar (homemade or store-bought) - زعتر محوج
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin - كمون
  • 4 tablespoon olive oil - زيت زيتون
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika - بابريكا / فلفل أحمر
  • 2-3 piece bay leaf - ورق لاورا
  • 1 tablespoon sea salt (OR 2 teaspoons regular salt) - ملح البحر
  • handful pumpkin seeds - بذور اليقطين
  • 1 handful hazelnut (unpeeled and chopped) - بندق

Step by step

  1. Sprinkle defrosted fish fillets with Zaatar, cumin, paprika, bay leaves, salt and pepper. Drizzle with olive oil and let it marinate in the fridge for at least half an hour.
  2. Arrange fish in baking tray or pyrex as a single layer. Sprinkle hazelnuts and pumpkin seeds on top.
  3. Place fish in the middle of the oven for 20-25 minutes or until cooked-through and slightly golden. Remove bay leaves and serve warm.


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