I like baking fish in the oven because is healthier than cooking in a skillet. In Romanian, most of the fish is associated with garlic, but I like it also with lemon, lots of lemon.
I found perch fillet in the store and I bought it for my little boy. When you buy fillet you get fish with almost no bones. He loves to eat fish so I try to have it on the table as often as possible.
This recipe is very simple and very tasteful.
- 3-4 fish fillets (perch or other fish) around 600 g -800 g total
- 4 garlic glove
- 2 lemons (1 is for decorations)
- 3 tablespoons butter
- Chili flakes (optional)
Preheat oven to 175 degrees Celsius (350 degrees F). Grease a baking pan with 1 table spoon of butter. Place the fillets in the baking pan and season with salt and pepper. Mix the rest of the butter with juice from 1 lemon. Pour over fillets. Cover the baking pan and bake it for 20 – 25 minutes or until the fish flakes easily with a fork.
Sprinkle the chili flakes on top.
Serve it with rice or nature potentates. Enjoy!
80 thoughts on “Fish fillet in butter and lemon sauce”
Love it 😍 reminds of Dover sole w lemon 🍋 Lord send this simple dish to every new town in the new economy on earth as it is in heaven 🧡🚀♾
Simple, easy, and healthy — the perfect combination (especially for a garlic lover like me). I love recipes like these that show that a nutritious, hearty, and wholesome meal does not have to be complicated. Thank you for sharing.
That sounds nice. I haven’t seen perch on sale here in the UK but maybe another white fish. I think I have some hake fillets in the freezer so….
I think it goes with any fish
This would work well with fillets of plaice but I never saw that on sale in Romania. Petronela really likes it but I cook in a frying pan with very little butter so as ‘healthy’ as in the oven but easier to tackle the biggest enemy of fish – overcooking. It’s such a delicate taste I’m not sure about garlic but I’ll try it for interest.
But of course the only ocean fish in Romania I saw frequently was mackerel – too strong tasting for this recipe I think. I think perch would be a rarity to find on sale here, not only in Wales but the whole of the UK. Romania is much better with fresh water fish. Here we’d have to rely on a friendly angler.
Enjoy it with angler!
I’m not a big fish lover but this really does look good! I like the simplicity!
Never baked something other than cakes, cupcakes and lasagna in the oven! Gotta try this one 🙂 I love fish.
Thanks for the reminder how wonderful fish can be!
You are welcome
This recipe looks perfect. It’s tasty, only calls for a few ingredients, and looks like it is easy to make.
My husband catches fish for. Next time I will try this simple and easy recipe to make the flavor of the fish shine. Thanks for the the great idea.
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So easy but sooo yummy!
I should try this recipe as it is so simple. I eat salmon mostly, so I will give it a go.
Beautiful! I love the white and yellow and the simple lines.
Your cooking always looks so good, makes me hungry 😛
Looks so delicious!
This looks absolutely delicious!
Yummy. I’m going to try this soon
This sounds delish! I love that it’s easy to prepare too.
I cooked fish this evening for dinner being somewhat of a pescatarian I’m always looking for new fish recipes. Thanks for this.
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Oh, this reminds me of spring/summer afternoons and patio dinners 🙂
oh I miss perch. I grew up in Michigan, catching & eating perch most of my life. Hard to find perch in Arizona. I still saved this however…for when I do ♡ #hope
thanks for sharing
oh by the way, it’s also better in oven “for me” because that way I won’t break or have sticking issues.
Easy, simple, tasty. A little breadcrumbs would add some extra crunchiness to it!
We also cook with a. Lot of garlic (portuguese!)
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Enjoyed reading here today. My husband and eat fish frequently. Our favorite is salmon. Thank you for visiting my site. Blessings always.
Sounds delicioius and –my favorite–simple!. I will try it when I have an opportunity:)
This looks so delicious! I’m going to have to try this 🙂
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”I like baking fish in the oven because is healthier than cooking in a skillet.” I like the opinion and agree with you.
This dish should be delicious. Thank you for sharing.
Your photography is amazing! Thanks for the recipe, can’t wait to try it. Have you tried any more fish dishes?
The baked fish looks absolutely delicious! I will be putting that I my menu for next week!
Fish with lemon and butter is always nice, the more butter the better for my liking but I know this is not considered healthy. However, I don’t use it indiscriminately and keep butter for special recipes. Perch is a lake fish and we don’t have it here but I have had it frequently in Switzerland and love it. I’ve enjoyed browsing through your recipes.
So good. I’ve been making something similar for years. You’ve absolutely nailed it. Perch is the perfect choice for this.
We love fish especially salmon, which I prepare at least once per week.
Cooking fish intimidates me, but I’ll have to try this
This looks delicious and easy to make! I’ll try baking it tonight.
Just wanted to let you know that I baked this dish last night for Easter! And it was a super hit :). Thank you for introducing this healthy and yummy dish!
I am happy you like it!!
Hailing from a coastal city I love fish. Plus lemon? That’s absolutely mouthwatering!
Simple and visually stunning. Gotta try it!