Spicy Baked Fish (ready in 20 minutes)







Spicy Baked Fish (ready in 20 minutes)


This spicy baked fish is delicious, healthy and ready in 20 minutes. 

It always surprises me how easy it is to cook fish. This spicy baked fish recipe is prepared and on the table in less than 20 minutes, making it a great, healthy, midweek meal.

The only drawback I find with fish though, is that it can be on the bland side. The exception being salmon which I adore and is anything but bland. That’s why I came up with this spicy baked fish dish. All the goodness of fish but with a little kick, too.


Spicy Baked Fish (ready in 20 minutes)


As a Brit, I love my fish dipped in batter and deep-fried to perfection. Add some thick chips and a few scraps and I am in heaven. Not so awesome for the waistline though.

This dish is not only quick and simple but really healthy, too. It’s baked so there’s no need for tons of fat – just a touch of olive oil is all that is needed.


If you are looking for simple, quick weekday meals, check out these recipes:

Mushroom stroganoff (ready in 30 minutes)

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Spicy Baked Fish (ready in 20 minutes)

This spicy baked fish recipe is a quick weekday meal and on the table in 20 minutes, making it a great healthy, low fat, family dinner.
Course Dinner
Cuisine British
Keyword Spicy Baked Fish
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 4 servings


  • 500g (approx. 17½ oz) fish fillets (see note 1)
  • 2 teaspoons paprika
  • ½ teaspoon oregano
  • ¼ teaspoon chilli powder
  • ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ¼ teaspoon onion powder
  • teaspoon dill
  • salt & pepper (to personal taste)
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil (more if needed)


  • Pre-heat the oven to 225ºC (435°F). Line a large tray with aluminium foil.
  • Mix all the ingredients together (apart from the olive oil and fish) I a bowl. 
  • Place the fish on the tray and brush with olive oil. Sprinkle the spices over the top. Do both sides if you like (you may need a double batch of the spices to do this).
  • Bake for 10 minutes then serve immediately with noodles, rice, potatoes or anything else you like.


  1. Use any fish you like (fresh or frozen - but defrost before cooking).
I have converted grams to cups/ounces/tablespoons using online converters. Although I have no reason to believe they are inaccurate, please be aware that I have not made the recipe with imperial measurements.
In addition, many ingredients are different in Europe compared to North America. I do all I can to offer possible alternatives and to ensure the best possible outcomes for everyone. However, results cannot always be guaranteed if you have not used the same ingredients, measurements or methods as me.
Lastly, I do everything I can to ensure that my recipes (and instructions) are accurate and easy to follow. However, I am human, and don't always get it right. If you notice anything strange, a mistake, or even a typo, please let me know in the comments. 
Spicy Baked Fish (ready in 20 minutes)Spicy Baked Fish (ready in 20 minutes)

2 thoughts on “Spicy Baked Fish (ready in 20 minutes)”

  • Hi Tracy. Yes, fish can be bland so I have tried this in a few variations. The best was roasting onion, garlic and peppers a bit in the oven and, when they are nearly done, add the fish with the spices. Yum.

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