Orange Roughy with Lemon, Garlic and Basil

We are trying to eat more fish & this recipe is always a hit. It’s light, easy to make, and fairly healthy. The simple flavors of lemon, garlic & basil all combine well together and make this fish extra tasty. My husband and kids love this dish. I serve with a tossed salad and couscous.

  • 3 fillets of Orange Roughy (Halibut or Tilapia would work too)
  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • 2 tbsp fresh basil or 1-2 tsp dried basil
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 tsp lemon zest
  • Salt & pepper to taste

Combine the above ingredients in a large zip lock bag making sure to mix them thoroughly. Marinate for 2-4 hours. Only add the zest for marinating…don’t add lemon juice until you are cooking the meal because the acid in the lemon will start to cook the fish.

  • 2 lemons juiced
  • 2 tsp butter
  • 1 tbsp fresh chopped parsley
  • 1/2 tsp lemon zest

Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Spray a glass baking dish with cooking spray. Add the lemon juice to the fish in the bag. Combine ingredients well then pour into baking dish; add bits of butter to the top of the fish. Cover with lid or tinfoil and cook for 10-12 minutes per 1 inch thickness. Garnish with chopped parsley, lemon zest & lemon slices. Enjoy.

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6 Responses to “Orange Roughy with Lemon, Garlic and Basil”

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    Andrea — April 24, 2008 @ 6:40 pm

    I’m trying to eat more fish too. This recipe looks simple and delicious. I’ll definitely give it a try.

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    Anonymous — April 25, 2008 @ 6:01 am

    I love cooking fish in this way. It keeps it so fresh and delicious and really allows the natural flavors to be enjoyed properly. Your version looks wonderful!

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    Dana — April 25, 2008 @ 1:17 pm

    Yum Yum Pammy, I’ll have to give that a try this weekend.

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    Anonymous — April 25, 2008 @ 6:33 pm

    Too bad Orange Roughy is over-fished and totally unsustainable. People really need to educate themselves on responsible seafood consumption.

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    Midsummerprism — June 6, 2008 @ 12:29 am

    I can do this too!!! :>

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    Caribbean Sunshine! — March 24, 2014 @ 5:00 pm

    This came out delicious so soft and tasty! :D

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