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Blackened Fish Salad

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Ingredients
  Red snapper fillets/Catfish / cod / pollack / haddock fillets 1 Pound (Use Either Fresh Or Frozen, About 3/4 Inch Thick)
  Torn leaf lettuce/Torn red tipped leaf lettuce 3 Cup (48 tbs)
  Torn spinach 3 Cup (48 tbs)
  Oranges 2 Medium, peeled and sectioned
  Thinly sliced cucumber 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Sweet red pepper 1 , cut into thin bite-size strips to make 1/2 cup
  Snipped fresh basil/1 teaspoon dried basil, crushed 3 Tablespoon
  Snipped fresh thyme/1/2 teaspoon dried thyme, crushed 1 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Onion powder 1 Teaspoon
  Ground red pepper 1 Teaspoon
  Snipped fresh sage/1/4 teaspoon ground sage 1 Teaspoon
  Garlic salt 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  White pepper 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Black pepper 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Butter/Margarine 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs), melted
  Buttermilk dressing 2⁄3 Cup (10.67 tbs) (Zesty Type)
Directions

Thaw fish, if frozen.
In a large salad bowl combine leaf lettuce, spinach, orange sections, cucumber slices, and pepper strips.
Divide the lettuce mixture among dinner plates.
Set aside.
In a small bowl combine basil, thyme, onion powder, ground red pepper, sage, garlic salt, white pepper, and black pepper.
Rinse fish; pat dry with paper towels.
Cut into 4 serving-size portions.
Brush both sides of fish with some of the melted margarine or butter.
Coat both sides with basil mixture.
Remove the rack from a charcoal grill.
Place an unoiled 12-inch cast-iron skillet directly on hot coals. (If using a gas grill, place skillet on grill rack; turn heat to high.)
Do not position handle over coals.
Heat skillet about 5 minutes or until a drop of water sizzles.
Add fish to skillet.
Carefully drizzle 2 teaspoons of the melted margarine or butter over fish.
Grill for 2 1/2 to 3 minutes or until fish is blackened.
Turn fish; drizzle another 2 teaspoons melted margarine or butter over fish.
Grill for 2 1/2 to 3 minutes more or until blackened and fish flakes easily with a fork.
Arrange fish on top of lettuce mixture.
Serve with a Zesty Buttermilk dressing.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Medium
Cuisine: 
European
Course: 
Main Dish
Method: 
Grilling
Dish: 
Salad
Ingredient: 
Fish
Interest: 
Everyday, Healthy
Preparation Time: 
15 Minutes
Cook Time: 
10 Minutes
Ready In: 
25 Minutes
Servings: 
4

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