Sea bass fillet with hot sauce

  • Serves: 3 people
  • Preparation time: 20 minutes
  • Cooking time: 30 minutes
  • Cuisine: Arabic
  • Level: Easy


Ingredients for fish seasoning:
  • 1 tablespoon, cumin seeds
  • 1 tablespoon, coriander seeds
  • 1 tablespoon, fennel seeds
  • 1 tablespoon, black pepper seeds
  • 1 tablespoon, paprika
  • 1 tablespoon, sumac

Ingredients for sauce:
  • 2 tablespoons, olive oil
  • 1 whole, onion, cut in medium cubes
  • ¾ cup, colored pepper
  • 1 tablespoon, red pepper
  • 2 cloves, garlic, crushed
  • 3, canned tomatoes, peeled
  • ¼ cup, black olives
  • 2 tablespoons, coriander leaves
  • 1 teaspoon, fish seasoning
  • 1 ¼ teaspoon, salt
  • 2 pieces, sea bass fillet
  • Lemon slices
  • 2 teaspoons, butter


  • In a hot frying pan, add cumin seeds, coriander seeds, fennel seeds and black pepper seeds. Toast and crush the seeds, then add paprika and sumac.
  • On the side, place the fish on a baking tray and season it with a quarter tablespoon of salt, lemon slices and some butter. Toss the tray in the oven at 230° Celsius for 10 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, fry onions in a skillet over medium flame, till the onions wilt.
  • Now, add garlic, then colored pepper, and stir well with the onions, so all vegetables wilt a little.
  • Add the canned, peeled tomatoes to the skillet, along with some of its tomato juice, stir and blend all vegetables together with a spoon.
  • Once mixed well, add a tablespoon of fish mixture, salt, olives and coriander leaves. Once the sauce comes to a boil, you’re done and ready to serve with your baked fish!