Crisp Sesame Fish Fillets



  1. Heat the oven to 200 F.
  2. Sprinkle the fillets with salt and pepper on both sides.
  3. Put the sesame seeds on a plate and dredge the fillets in the sesame seeds on both sides, pressing them into the fish, then shaking off any excess.
  4. Put the sesame and vegetable oils in a skillet over medium-high heat.
  5. When they are hot, add 2 of the fillets to the skillet.
  6. Adjust the heat as necessary so the fish sizzles but doesn't burn and cook until the seeds on the bottom are toasted and the top begins to turn opaque, 2 or 3 minutes.
  7. Carefully turn the fillets to cook on the other side, another minute or two.
  8. Transfer the finished fillets to an ovenproof plate and put it in the oven to stay warm.
  9. If necessary, add more vegetable oil to maintain a thin coating in the bottom and let it heat; then cook the remaining 2 fillets the same way.
  10. To serve, garnish the fish with the mint and serve right away with the lime wedges.