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Cumin-Crusted Sea Bass

Watching your calories is easy with this elegant, easy seafood dinner. Make it a meal: Serve with mashed potatoes and sautéed spinach.
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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 20 min
  • Prep: 20 min
  • Yield: 4 servings
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1 tablespoon cumin seeds

1/2 teaspoon kosher salt

1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper

1 pound sea bass fillets, skinned and cut into 4 pieces

1 1/2 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil

1 1/2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley

Lemon or lime wedges


  1. Preheat oven to 375°F.
  2. Toast cumin seeds in a dry skillet over medium heat, stirring, until fragrant, 2 to 4 minutes. Transfer to a bowl to cool.
  3. Grind cumin seeds, salt and pepper with a spice grinder or mortar and pestle into a fine powder. Rub spice mixture on both sides of bass.
  4. Heat oil in a large ovenproof skillet over medium-high heat. Add bass and cook until browned, 2 to 3 minutes per side.
  5. Transfer skillet to oven and bake until fish is opaque in the center, 3 to 7 minutes. Sprinkle with parsley and serve immediately, with lemon or lime wedges.

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