Toasted Cumin Sauce for Fish

Toasted Cumin Sauce for Fish

Makes about 1 1/2 cups


  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 4 tsp cumin seeds
  • 12 cloves garlic, pureed or finely chopped
  • 2 tsp dried oregano
  • 2 tsp sea salt
  • 1 tsp coarsely ground black pepper, or to taste
  • Juice of 1 1/2 oranges
  • Juice of 1 1/2 limes


  1. In a small pan, over a medium heat, warm the olive oil. Add the cumin seeds and toast them 1 to 2 minutes. Add the garlic (cook a minute to release oils) then add oregano, salt and pepper and cook another 2 to 3 minutes. Remove from the heat and add the orange and lime juices.
  2. The sauce is best used immediately, but will keep for a few days in the refrigerator.
  3. Use as a finishing sauce for grilled seafood, such as halibut or salmon