Baked white fish

Fish is so good for you, but I have always been intimiated by it! After 11 years of being married and cooking delicious meals for my family, I have just in the past few months ventured into the wonderful world of fish... I mean, "real" fish and not frozen breaded fish-sticks! It isn't hard at all to prepare and we have really been enjoying it lately.

3 or 4 fillets of any white fish (I buy mine frozen at the grocery store; usually between $6-10 per pound... orange roughy, talapia, cod, halibut, etc.)
1 lemon
olive oil
salt & pepper

To thaw fish, leave in plastic packaging or remove and put in a big Ziploc bag; run under cold water or submerge in a sink full of cold water until thawed. Arrange fillets on a baking sheet or casserole dish. Brush both sides with olive oil and sprinkle both sides with salt and pepper. Slice lemon into thin slices; arrange lemon slices on top of fish. Bake in a 400 degree oven for about 20 minutes. To check to see if it's done, stick a fork in the thickest part of a fillet and see if it's solid white all the way through and if it flakes easily. If so then it's done! I serve mine with this sauce and this rice... tonight for dinner we ate all of that plus these carrots. And I'm very full!


Meredith said...

We love fish and are trying to eat it once a week. I can't to try your rice. Can I do it in a rice cooker?

sara said...

I have never used a rice cooker; I always have great rice success with my Calphalon pots n' pans!

(nice how I'm responding 7 months later... sheesh)

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