This fish fillet recipe uses the broiler, an underused part of our ovens.
It allows you to easily make a recipe that tastes like grilled fish, without the need for a barbecue or indoor grill. It actually caramelizes the fish much nicer than those two sided indoor grills.
The recipe is simple, but delicious and makes a quick and easy dinner recipe, served with the suggestions you will find below.
This simple fish recipe makes a very healthy main course. It is lightly brushed with the butter, so I would cut the butter in half to really cut the fat in this recipe.
Broiled Fish Fillet Recipe
- 1/4 cup butter, or a good quality vegetable oil
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon pepper
- 1/2 teaspoon paprika
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice, freshly squeezed
- 1 1/2 pounds fish fillets, see notes below
- chopped fresh parsley
- Preheat the oven on the broil setting.
- Heat the butter in a small skillet and stir in the salt, pepper, paprika and lemon juice. Arrange the fish on a greased rack in a broiler pan (thin fillets may be placed in the pan without the rack). Brush the fillets with the seasoned butter.
- Broil 4-5 inches from the source of heat until the fish flakes with a fork, about 5 to 10 minutes depending on the thickness of the fish fillets. Thick fillets should be turned about halfway through the cooking period.
- Sprinkle with chopped fresh parsley and serve with lemon or lime wedges.
- You can use almost any fish in this recipe but firmer fish like cod, haddock, swordfish, and mahi mahi work really well.
- You can also use this recipe for fish steaks. Cook for about 8 minutes per inch of thickness.
This fish fillet recipe makes an easy dinner served with our rice pilaf. I would bake the rice pilaf and as soon as it is out of the oven, cover it to keep it warm, and set the oven to broil the fish.
An easy vegetable side dish to serve with it? Try asparagus with orange butter sauce.
This healthy fish recipe is perfect for many restricted diets. If you need gluten free recipes, diabetic recipes or low carb recipes, include this in your favorites.