NOTE: Fish fillets (preferably redfish, pompano or tilefish) cut about 1/2 inch thick. Redfish and pompano are ideal for this method of cooking. If tilefish is used, you may have to split the fillets in half horizontally to have proper thickness. If you can't get any of these fish, salmon steaks or red snapper fillets can be substituted. In any case, the fillets or steaks must not be more than 3/4 inch thick. Heat a large cast-iron skillet over very high heat until it is beyond the smoking stage and you see white ash in the
Thoroughly combine the seasoning mix ingredients in a small bowl. Dip each fillet in the reserved melted butter so that both sides are well coated; then sprinkle seasoning mix generously and evenly on both sides of the fillets, patting by hand. Place in the hot skillet and pour 1 teaspoon melted butter on top of each fillet (be careful, as the butter may flame up). Cook, uncovered, over the same high heat until th
To serve, place one fillet and a ramekin of butter on each heated serving plate. I had this in K Pauls Restaurant in New Orleans. It is a taste experience you will never forgive yourself for missing should you ever be lucky enough to find yourself in N'awlins and you don't go to K Paul's and order this. Even people who don't like fish love this dish.