Zaatar & Seeds Baked Fish Fillet
By yasmine • April 10, 2017
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
- 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.
- Arrange fish in baking tray or pyrex as a single layer. Sprinkle hazelnuts and pumpkin seeds on top.
- 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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