Perfect Baked Fish Fillets
Recipe type: seafood, fish
Cuisine: American, Asian
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Serves: 2
These really are the perfect baked fish fillets. They are very slightly crusted giving them a great texture and juiciness. They are simple enough to make for a weeknight dinner and they are so healthy!
  • ¾ lb red snapper fillets (or whatever white-fleshed fish you like), cut into 4 pieces
  • ¼ cup tapioca flour
  • sea salt and black pepper
  • ½ tsp chili powder
  • ½ tsp turmeric
  • 1 hot red pepper, sliced for garnish
  • 2 scallions, sliced, for garnish
  • lemon slices, for garnish
  1. Preheat the oven to 400°F convection setting, or 425°F regular bake setting.
  2. Line a baking sheet with foil or parchment paper. Place a rack on top of the sheet.
  3. Season the fish with salt and pepper.
  4. Place the tapioca flour in a shallow dish or pie plate. Season the flour generously with salt and pepper. Stir in the chili powder and turmeric.
  5. Coat each piece of fish in the flour mixture, shaking off the excess.
  6. Place each coated fillet on the rack that's on top of your baking sheet.
  7. Place in the oven and bake for about 22 minutes, or until cooked through.
  8. (Note: mine took 22 minutes on the convections setting. All ovens cook differently, so check yours often; if you are using the regular bake setting it may take a little longer, depending on the thickness of your fish.)
Recipe by Kitchen of Youth at