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The second blend I picked was One Hundred Beers of Solitude, a play one the novel by Gabriel García Márquez: One Hundred Years of Solitude. I read that in high school, but haven't since. I might have to pick it up again.
- 4 lingcod fillets (serving size is approximately 4 to 6 ounces per person)
- 2 Tablespoons One Hundred Beers of Solitude spice blend*
- 3/4 cup (1-1/2 sticks) butter, melted
- Also needed: cast iron skillet or other heavy bottomed pan, fresh lime wedges for serving
*If you don't have the spice blend, use a combination of brown sugar, salt, citrus zest, dried basil, and black pepper.
Heat a cast iron skillet over high heat until extremely hot, approximately 8 to 10 minutes. Melt butter in a different pan and pour most of it in a shallow bowl or dish that will hold your fillets one at a time.
Dip each fillet into melted butter, turning once to coat both sides. Sprinkle a generous teaspoon of the spice blend on the fish. Gently pat mixture onto fish. Sprinkle 1 teaspoon melted butter over the fish and place it, spice-side down. Sprinkle another teaspoon of the spice blend onto the fish and let it cook for about 2 minutes until it is nicely charred. Drizzle with another teaspoon of melted butter and flip the fillet. Cook until nicely charred.