Spiced Fish With Cumin And Lime



15 min


45 min


4 to 6

Spiced Fish With Cumin And Lime

(Recipes by: Diala Canelo; produced by: Chantal Braganza and Sun Ngo; Photography by Carmen Cheung; food styling by Sage Dakota; prop styling by Christine Hanlon; hair and makeup by Wendy Rorong; clothing courtesy of horsesatelier.com)

Fish tacos are one of my all-time favourites. The cumin and lime give the fish so much flavour! You can pan-fry the fish or grill it—whichever way you choose, you’ll come back for more.—Diala Canelo


  • 700 g white fish fillets (halibut, haddock, cod or tilapia)
  • 5 tbsp olive oil , divided
  • 4 tbsp lime juice
  • 3 garlic cloves , minced
  • 1 1⁄2 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 1⁄2 tsp sea salt
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1 tsp pepper


  1. Place fish in a large shallow baking dish; pour 3 tbsp oil and the lime juice overtop. Add garlic, cumin, salt, paprika and pepper. Gently rub marinade all over fish to coat; let stand for 10 min.
  2. Heat remaining oil in a medium skillet set over medium-high. Discard marinade. Cook, 2 fillets at a time and turning once, until golden-brown and crispy, about 5 min per side. Transfer to a plate; cover loosely with foil.