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Baked Fish Fillets

baked fish fillets Entree
Baked Fish Fillets
  • Prep 5 min
  • Total 25 min
  • Servings 4

Baking fish fillets is the easiest way to ensure a tender, flaky entrée that maintains its flavor and doesn’t dry out. Mix up a lemon-butter mixture, drizzle it on, and pop a sheet pan into the oven. You’ll be enjoying baked fish in just half an hour. MORE+ LESS-

September 27, 2018

Ingredients

1
pound mild-flavored fish fillet, about 3/4 inch thick
3
tablespoons butter or margarine, melted
1
tablespoon lemon juice
1/4
teaspoon salt
1/4
teaspoon paprika

Steps

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  • 1
    Heat oven to 375°F. Grease bottom of rectangular pan, 11x7x1 1/2 inches.
  • 2
    Cut fish fillets into 4 serving pieces if needed. Place pieces, skin sides down, in the pan, folding thin ends under if necessary for even thickness.
  • 3
    Mix remaining ingredients; drizzle over fish.
  • 4
    Bake uncovered 15 to 20 minutes or until fish flakes easily with fork.

  • Look for catfish, cod, tilapia, bass, haddock or snapper. If you want to make eating fish a regular part of your weekly menus, make friends with the person at the fish counter (or frequent a true fish market and talk to the fishmonger) for recommendations on what’s freshest or in season. You might end up trying a new fish your family really likes.
  • Pay attention to thickness of the fillets. Being sure that each fillet or piece of fish is about the same thickness will ensure they’re done at the same time, and you can make a more educated decision about the right timing, so the fish won’t be overcooked.

Expert Tips

  • The fresh, bright hit of lemon is a classic with fish. But try some lime juice, with a little grated zest, to zip things up.
  • Mildly flavored fish is a great foil for bumping up seasonings. A spicy Cajun blend, ground lemon or garlic pepper, a little smoked paprika, or a sprinkle of chopped fresh herb will complement a panful of buttery fish.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
235
Calories from Fat
145
% Daily Value
Total Fat
16 g
Saturated Fat
7 g
Cholesterol
110 mg
Sodium
270 mg
Potassium
440 mg
Total Carbohydrate
0g
Dietary Fiber
0g
Protein
23 g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
6%
6%
Vitamin C
2%
2%
Calcium
6%
6%
Iron
8%
8%
Exchanges:
3 Lean Meat; 1 1/2 Fat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

More About This Recipe

  • Fish is good for you. We all know that, but how exactly should it be prepared — sautéed, fried, steamed, or baked? If you ask us, this basic baked fish recipe should be your go-to because of its simplicity and consistently delicious results. Butter, lemon, salt and paprika get drizzled over fish fillets and baked for 15 to 20 minutes. The results are a dinner that is both good for you and good tasting — a total winner of a weeknight dish. And if you're hooked, Betty’s got even more fish and seafood recipes guaranteed to turn out fantastic.

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