Roasted Fish With Spice Butter and Tomatoes

Roasted Fish With Spice Butter and Tomatoes

You can use any savory spice blend in this easy dinner — anything from garam masala to za’atar, baharat or Chinese five spice. If you have a very fresh blend with loads of flavor, use just 1 teaspoon. But if your blend has been sitting in the cabinet since, well, you can’t quite remember, feel free to use a bit more. Serve this with rice or crusty bread to catch all the spicy, buttery juices.
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  • Serves: 4 persons



  1. Step 1

    Heat oven to 450 degrees. Place tomatoes on a rimmed baking sheet, sprinkle lightly with salt, and roast for 10 minutes as you prepare the fish.
  2. Step 2

    In a small bowl, stir together butter, garlic, zest, spice blend and a pinch of salt.
  3. Step 3

    Season fish lightly with salt. Pull pan from the oven, and nestle fillets among the cherry tomatoes. Pour spice butter over fish and tomatoes, tossing the tomatoes to coat them. Sprinkle scallions on top of everything.
  4. Step 4

    Roast until fish is flaky and cooked through, about 5 to 10 minutes, depending on the thickness of the fillets. Top with a squeeze of citrus juice and fresh herbs, and serve.