Baked Lemon & Garlic Fish

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"I have only used this with haddock, but I think it would be great with salmon, tuna and even swordfish or with any other white fish you like. This is so yummy, that I crave it sometimes and have to have it! If you like fish you have to try it prepared this way."

Original is 3-6 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (209 g)
  • Calories 245.1
  • Total Fat - 11.5 g
  • Saturated Fat - 6.4 g
  • Cholesterol - 113.8 mg
  • Sodium - 188.4 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 3.9 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 0.5 g
  • Sugars - 0.6 g
  • Protein - 30.7 g
  • Calcium - 49.7 mg
  • Iron - 0.9 mg
  • Vitamin C - 10.4 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.1 mg

Step by Step Method

Step 1

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.

Step 2

Melt 2 1/2 tablespoons of the butter on a low heat, in a small sauce pan. The rest will be melted and placed into the pan for baking if cooking spray is available.

Step 3

Add garlic, and saute on low for about 1 minute.

Step 4

Add all but 1 tablespoon of lemon juice, shut burner off, and remove from heat.

Step 5

Spray the bottom of a baking dish lightly with cooking spray (or remaining melted butter) and 1 tablespoon of the lemon juice.

Step 6

Place the fish on top and season with herbs, salt, and pepper.

Step 7

Pour the lemon butter mixture over the fish, and top with fresh parsley for garnish.

Step 8

Bake until cooked through, about 15 minutes or until semi-golden brown. Cooking time depends on how thick fillets are, so check to make sure they are done.


No special items needed.

9 Reviews


Very tender and tasty fish. I used my air fryer with success. Saving it!


review by:
(8 Sep 2020)


This was tasty fish indeed! I loved the butter and garlic and will use this technique on different types of fish to find my favorite. I used it on tilapia this time which probably wasn't the best match (yet still quite yummy). I'll try haddock next - as you suggested! Thank you!


review by:
(2 Mar 2019)


I eat a lot of fish these days and this was simple, quick and delicious! I added a sprinkling of panko bread crumbs for a little added texture and to help hold in the moisture and it was a great addition. Thank you for sharing this quick to the table fish recipe Sheri! Linda


(29 Jun 2018)


10 Stars all the way Sheri. So good and just perfect. I used cod instead of tilapia and used cilantro, because I didn't have parsley and forgot to place it on the fish before placing it in the oven (not the best memory today). What I love about it too is that it is so quick to make. Placing this one on my keeper files to do again especially for those busy, busy, weeknight meals. Thank you for sharing, Sheri. Made it for Billboard Tag.


review by:
(25 Mar 2018)


This is not only quick and easy, served with a mixed green salad it made for a meal that was very enjoyed. Can't wait to serve this to my family and friends!


review by:
(24 Mar 2018)


Easy tasty recipe. Takes minutes to put together and the end result is a lovely moist, tasty fish. I used a rock fish (snapper)


review by:
(20 Jan 2018)

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