The oven is hot, your lovely piece of fish is ready, and if you want the best from it, then putting together your own fish seasoning recipes is what you need! And this flavour-packed blend of herbs and spices and dried lemon peel is just the thing for adding fabulous taste and mouthwatering aromas...
...This recipe works well with most fish, but I love to use it with grilled or oven cooked salmon. (See the bottom of the page for links to more of my homemade recipes)
What You'll Need: (makes about 10 tablespoons)
4 tbsp dried lemon peel
2 tbsp brown sugar
2 tbsp coriander seeds
2 tbsp dried thyme
1 tbsp dried parsley
4 tsp black peppercorns
2-3 tsp chili powder (hot or mild)
2 tsp cumin seeds
2 tsp fennel seeds
2 tsp salt (see note 3 below)
4 whole star anise
tbsp = tablespoon
tsp = teaspoon
Store your fish spice in a cool place in an airtight container and out of direct sunlight. Use within 3 months before making more.
Note: For even more flavours, dry toasting the peppercorns, coriander, fennel and cumin seeds prior to grinding and combining with the other ingredients is worth considering. Click here for step-by-step tips and photos of how to do it. (Link opens in new window)
Note 2: You can buy dried lemon peel easily online nowadays. Or if you prefer, you can make it fresh yourself. Youtube has videos demonstrating how to do this.
Note 3: I recommend using a quality rock/sea/kosher salt but you could use regular table salt if that's all you have available.
Ingredient Note: Try and use whole a few whole ingredients for your fish seasoning recipes as these will add the best flavours. If you only have pre-ground powders available, just use these and reduce the quantities the recipe requires by half. So, for 2 tablespoons of whole coriander seeds you would 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.