Shallow Fried Halibut (Pisi Balığı Kızartması)

Although my preference for cooking fish is grilled or broiled, here is a recipe for shallow fried halibut. I wanted to try a different cooking method for halibut and came up with this recipe. It is extremely simple and of course very tasty. This white flesh fish stays firm through the cooking process and tastes absolutely incredible.

2 halibut filets
2 tbsp white flour
3-4 sprigs fresh thyme
1/2 tsp cayenne
1 tsp sea salt
¼ tsp ground black pepper
¼ cup olive oil
Lemon or lime wedges (optional)
1 fried green pepper for decoration (optional)
2-3 sprigs parsley for decoration (optional)

Sprinkle the sea salt, black pepper, cayenne and fresh thyme leaves on both sides of the filets.

Sprinkle the flour to create a thin coating on the fish. Heat olive oil in a large pan. Cook both filets 3-4 minutes on each side. Garnish with lemon/lime wedges, parsley and fried green peppers and serve with rice or bulgur pilaf.

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