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Fish fillet in butter and lemon sauce

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Fish fillet in butter and lemon sauce

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.

Ingredients:

  • 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
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Chili flakes (optional)

Directions:

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!

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Fish fillet in butter and lemon sauce
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75 thoughts on “Fish fillet in butter and lemon sauce”

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

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