We don't sear or fry fish very often. But last night I didn't want to fire up the bbq. So a simple salad and a simple high temp sear. I used coconut oil just to try and it worked out great. No coconut flavor really.
Here's the process:
Cut fish (whatever you like) into what ever serving size you want. Season both sides of the fish with salt, pepper and whatever else you want. I added garlic powder.
Allow fish to sit for 30 minutes at room temperature.
Heat 1/4 cup of oil or butter in a medium hot cast iron skillet. I use coconut oil, but olive oil or veggie oil would work too. Once the oil has melted and spatters when water hit it, turn the heat up to high
Add fish on piece at a time. NOTE: If your fish has the skin on put that side down first in the pan. When Fish is golden brown on the side that is down flip. Fish is done when opaque and golden brown.
Serve with whatever sides you like.