Salt and Pepper Seasoned King Fish | Keto friendly

Salt and Pepper Seasoned King Fish | Keto friendly

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These Salt and Pepper Seasoned King Fish fillets are the bomb diggety of easy keto meals!

Everything you want in a keto seafood meal. You can tell when a recipe is going to be good when you are cooking to your hunger and have no plan what-so-ever in what you are going to do with your fish fillets.

Even sitting here now writing about this delicious seasoned king fish I have yet to even sit down and actually eat the I work so weirdly but let’s say that a few chunks of king fish have already been consumed, and the rest of the meal may or may not get eaten today. 

Mad Creations Seasoned King Fish with bowl of lemon gremolata

Seasoned King Fish in 4 Easy Steps

Follow a ketogenic diet I think makes for easier meal prep times. Seeing we are using more unprocessed foods and keeping our diet low carb, throwing a few ingredients together in easy meals is the best way to eat. Making this dish is so easy and quick. Just follow the basic steps and your meal will be done in minutes. 

  1. Cut the king fish into smallish pieces. Not too small as you want the fish to maintain moisture.
  2. Mix seasonings together and season king fish.
  3. Heat the oil over medium-high heat and fry seasoned king fish in batches for 2-3 minutes each side.
  4. Drain on paper towel and serve with favourite side and salad.

Tasty Accompaniments for Seasoned King Fish

Personally I am always happy to eat fish straight off the barbecue, pan or grill. I love it as it is plain and fresh, seasoned, fried, grilled, or in curries and fresh soups. For this seasoned king fish I really wanted something a bit punchy so kind of ended up teaming it with a Lemon Gremolata. A lemon gremolata is so easy to make and with great fresh ingredients. To get the recipe just use the link.

A lovely fresh green leafy salad, a little gremolata, maybe some chunks of avocado and some mayonnaise or for my ahhh-mazing Old Bay Seasoned Tartare from Lunch Time Keto. God I love me some fresh fish!

Mad Creations Seasoned King Fish with bowl of lemon gremolata

If you love this recipe then please leave us a comment and rating below. 

If you want more like this then try some of the below

  1. Hanoi Style Fish 
  2. Lemon Chicken Piccata
  3. Oven Baked Salmon in Foil
  4. Tuna Casserole
  5. Easy Fish Tacos

Happy cooking!

xo Meg


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Mad Creations Seasoned King Fish on a black plate

Salt and Pepper Seasoned King Fish

Growing up as a pescatarian I only wish I had eaten king fish every day. King fish is such a beautiful tasting firm fish that teams well with a few spices and a tasty fresh lemon Gremolata. Eaten raw, cured, baked or fried king fish is popular in many cuisines.
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Course: Lunch and Dinner
Cuisine: Australian Keto
Keyword: Seasoned King Fish
Recipe Category: Low Carb
Servings: 2 serves
Calories: 229kcal
Author: Megan


  • 450 g king fish fillets skin off, pin-boned
  • 30 g whey protein isolate
  • 1 tablespoon sea salt flakes plus extra for seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon white pepper
  • 1 teaspoon cracked black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne or chilli flakes
  • 1 tablespoon lemon pepper I use Goya brand
  • Olive oil for frying
  • Lemon wedges
  • Lemon Gremolata


  • Chop fish fillets into large chunks.
  • Mix all dry seasoning ingredients together.
  • Heat 2-3 tablespoons of olive oil in a frypan over medium-high heat.
  • Toss fish pieces in seasoning and transfer to frypan. Be careful to not over-crowd your pan and work in batches if need be.
  • Fry 2-3 minutes each side or until cooked through. Drain on paper towel.
  • Season fish well and serve with arugula salad, lemon and Lemon Gremolata.


I prefer to use Isopure Whey Protein Isolate.
Season fish only just before frying, do not do this ahead of time.
Salt and Pepper King Fish can be enjoyed as a hot or cold meal.


Serving: 1serve | Calories: 229kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 45g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 112mg | Sodium: 3606mg | Potassium: 719mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 0g | Calcium: 3.6% | Iron: 10%
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Mad Creations Seasoned King Fish on a black plate

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This Post Has 3 Comments

  1. Hi,
    is there a sub for whey powder?
    So you don’t need an egg to make the season stick?
    Cheers, Brewster.

    1. Whey makes a carb free coating that is light and crisp, you can sub almond meal if you wish. You dont need egg at all to make whey stick

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