Fish is one of the quickest, easiest dinners you can make. Living on an island in Southeast Alaska means we are lucky enough to have abundant fish available to us. I’ve had some fun adapting some recipes to incorporate essential oils. Hope you enjoy them!
1/2 teaspoon Salt
1/8 teaspoon Pepper
Toothpick swish of doTERRA Coriander
4 (6 ounce) salmon fillets
2 teaspoons olive oil
2 garlic cloves, minced
2 teaspoons lime juice
1/4 teaspoon hot pepper sauce
In a small dish, combine the salt, and pepper. Sprinkle over salmon. In a nonstick skillet, cook salmon in oil over medium heat for 4 minutes on each side. Add the garlic, lime juice, doTERRA Coriander oil and hot pepper sauce. Reduce heat; cover and cook 3-4 minutes longer or until fish flakes easily with a fork.
GRILLED HALIBUT WITH CILANTRO GARLIC BUTTER
4 halibut fillets
13 drops dōTERRA Lime essential oil (3 drops per fillet and 1 drop for sauce)
8 drops dōTERRA Plack pepper essential oil (2 drops per fillet)
1 tablespoon olive oil 3 garlic cloves, coarsely chopped
2 tablespoons butter
1 drop of dōTERRA Cilantro essential oil
Preheat grill to high heat. Marinade each fillet with 3 drops lime essential oil, 2 drops black pepper essential oil, and season with salt. Grill fish fillets for approximately 5 minutes on each side, until browned and fillets can be flaked with a fork. Remove to a warm serving plate. To create cilantro butter sauce, heat olive oil in a skillet over medium heat. Add garlic and stir until fragrant. Mix in butter. Add one drop of cilantro essential oil and one drop of lime essential oil. Serve fish with cilantro butter sauce. Garnish with lime wedge and cilantro.
Quick and way to add a boost of flavor to fish!
Cumin Fish Dry Rub
1 ½ teaspoons smoked paprika
1 teaspoon brown sugar
½ teaspoon garlic powder
½ teaspoon onion powder
½ teaspoon salt
1 drop Cumin essential oil
¼ teaspoon chili powder
¼ teaspoon black pepper
¼ teaspoon dried oregano
Combine paprika, brown sugar, garlic powder, onion powder, salt, Cumin essential oil, chili powder, black pepper, and oregano in a small bowl.
Gently rub into fish. Then sear or grill as usual. This would be great with Salmon, trout, snapper, catfish or any white fish with the exception of Halibut which is probably to delicate.
Note: All essential oils aren’t created equally. Especially for internal use check the label to see if it is safe.