FEATURED SEAFOOD Black sea bass, scup, red porgy
Skin-on fillets are a good shortcut to a tasty, healthy meal.  It’s easy to get that perfect, crispy skinned restaurant effect with a few simple tips are tricks.  Any fillet cooked this way will let the flavor of the fish sing, but we like to add an easy sauce to spice things up. If you don’t like chimichurri with parsley, feel free to substitute other herbs.


For fish

Skin on fish fillets

Canola oil, or other neutral oil (not olive oil)



For chimichurri

1 cup parsley leaves

4 medium garlic cloves

2 tbsp oregano leaves

½ cup olive oil

¼ cup red wine vinegar

1 tsp kosher salt

¼ tsp red pepper flakes


Pulse all ingredients for chimichurri in a food processor until smooth. Taste, adjust with salt and pepper and set aside.

Pat fillets dry with towel then apply generous amount of kosher salt to both sides.

Place fillets skin side up in coldest part of refrigerator for 30-60 minutes.

Heat 1 tablespoon of oil in a skillet on medium-high heat until the oil smokes. Add a pinch of salt.

Place fillets skin side down in the skillet. Press down until the flesh relaxes.

Cook until the skin is crispy.

Flip and cook for another minute (more/less depending on thickness)

Drizzle with chimichurri and serve immediately.