Fish Seasoning - A Lemony Mix of
Ingredients For Fabulous Flavours

So you've bought your lovely fish, the grill is fired up, all you need now is a fish seasoning and you're ready to go! And this easy-to-make blend of flavour-packed spices and dried lemon peel is just the thing for adding sublime flavours and mouthwatering aromas. This recipe works well with fatty fish, especially salmon. (See the bottom of the page for other recipes)

Note: For the best flavours, try and use whole a few whole ingredients for this blend as these will add the best flavours. However, if you only have pre-ground powders to hand, it's fine to use these provided you reduce the quantities the recipe requires by half. So for 2 tablespoons of whole coriander seeds you use 1 tablespoon of pre-ground coriander. Reduce any others you don't have whole by half as well and stir in with any other powders when making.

Homemade Fish Seasoning Recipe

What You'll Need: (makes about 8 tablespoons)

4 tbsp dried lemon peel
3 tbsp brown sugar
2 tbsp coriander seeds
2 tbsp black peppercorns
4 tsp cayenne pepper
2 tsp cumin seeds
2 tsp fennel seeds
2 tsp sea salt
6 star anise

tbsp = tablespoon
tsp = teaspoon


  • Break up the star anise
  • Coarsely grind the anise with the coriander, peppercorns, fennel, cumin, salt, sugar and lemon peel
  • Add to a bowl
  • Finally, stir in the cayenne pepper

Store your fish spice in an airtight container out of direct sunlight. Use within 3 months before rustling up a fresh amount.

Note: Dry toasting the star anise, coriander, peppercorns, fennel and cumin before grinding and combining is worth considering.

This process only takes a few minutes and really enhances the flavours and aromas of your finished blend. Click here for step-by-step tips and photos of how to do it. (Link opens in new window)

Here's a short slideshow of how I made it:

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