Zesty Chilli and Herb-crusted Yellowtail

A tasty yellowtail recipe, that is so quick to prepare! Simply blitz up all the flavours, top and bake. A healthy and SASSI green list, sustainable choice.




  • Seafood


  • South African

Cooking Methods

  • Baking

Prep Time

15 minutes

Cooking Time

25 minutes


This easy yellowtail recipe will certainly get your tastebuds dancing and leave your guests speechless!

Pair with a crisp Sauvignon Blanc to enhance the flavours.  


Chilli herb crust

    30g Italian parsley
    30g coriander
    15g basil
    Zest and juice of 2 lemons
    1-2 red chillies, sliced (optional)
    Salt and black pepper, to taste


    1 yellowtail fillet, deboned
    15ml (1 Tbsp) olive oil
    100g green olives, sliced
    Lemon wedges, for serving


    Preheat the oven to 180°C and line a baking tray with foil.
    In a food processor, place all the ingredients for the zesty chilli herb crust and season to taste.
    Pulse until you have a roughly chopped herb mixture.
    Set aside until needed.
    Place the yellowtail fillet on the prepared baking tray, brush with olive oil and season to taste.
    Spread the herb mixture over the fish and bake for about 20-25 minutes, or until the fish is cooked.
    Serve with sliced green olives and lemon wedges.