Easy lemon butter baked fish

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Lemon butter baked fish is the perfect, easy sheet pan dinner recipe. Baked with asparagus and a delicious lemon butter sauce.

Easy lemon butter baked fish

This easy baked fish recipe has become a firm favorite in our family. It’s delicious, healthy and perfect for nights when you need dinner on the table in under 30 minutes. Sheet pan dinners are a trusted staple in most busy households because you can make a full, nutritious meal for your family with minimal dishes to deal with and very little effort.

Baking the fish with the lemon butter sauce and asparagus means you can add one more side dish (if you wish) or keep it as is for a light, gluten-free and low carb dinner.

Easy lemon butter baked fish

How to make lemon butter baked fish

Add butter, garlic and lemon juice to a saucepan and bring to a simmer. Cook for 2-3 minutes until the sauce is fragrant then set aside. Line a sheet pan with parchment/baking paper. Add boned fish fillets and asparagus (green beans, sugar snap peas or broccoli can be substituted). Pour the lemon butter sauce over the fish and asparagus and season with salt and pepper. Bake in a pre-heated oven until the fish and asparagus are cooked through.

What kind of fish can be baked?

Most fish bake very well but for this recipe any white fish will work:

  • Hake
  • Tilapia
  • Cod
  • Bass
  • Haddock

How long should you cook fish in the oven?

In a 200ºC/400ºF pre-heated oven, fish fillets should take no longer than 10-12 minutes to cook. Cooking time will depend on size and thickness of fillets. Fish is cooked when it can easily flake apart and the flesh is opaque.

Easy lemon butter baked fish

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Easy lemon butter baked fish

Lemon butter baked fish is the perfect, easy sheet pan dinner recipe. Baked with asparagus and a delicious lemon butter sauce. 
Course Dinner, Gluten free, Keto, Low Carb
Cuisine American
Keyword Baked fish, Gluten free dinner, Lemon butter sauce
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 275kcal
Author Alida Ryder

Ingredients

  • 800 g/1,7lbs White fish, boned (Approximately 200g/7oz per person)
  • 3 tbsp butter
  • 4 garlic cloves crushed
  • 3 tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 2 tsp dried oregano/thyme
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • asparagus washed and trimmed

Instructions

  • Pre-heat the oven to 200ºC/400ºF and line a sheet pan with parchment/baking paper. 
  • Combine the butter, lemon, garlic and herbs in a saucepan and bring to a simmer. Cook for 2-3 minutes until fragrant then remove from the heat and set aside to cool slightly. 
  • Place the fish and asparagus onto the lined sheet pan then season with salt and pepper. 
  • Pour the lemon butter sauce over the fish and asparagus and top the fish with lemon slices (optional). 
  • Place in the oven and bake for 10-12 minutes or until the fish and asparagus are cooked. Fish is cooked when it flakes easily and the flesh is opaque, white throughout. 
  • Remove from the oven and serve. 

Nutrition

Calories: 275kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 40g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 122mg | Sodium: 180mg | Potassium: 627mg | Vitamin A: 5.3% | Vitamin C: 6.4% | Calcium: 2.8% | Iron: 6.5%

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  • Angie
    Reply

    Made this for dinner with your cucumber tomato salad and it was absolutely delicious. Love easy fish recipes and this one was great.

  • Lindsay Cotter
    Reply

    This is my kind of sheet pan meal! So easy to make and perfect for a busy weeknight dinner!

  • Toni | Boulder Locavore
    Reply

    Such a perfect idea for weeknights!

  • Karien
    Reply

    Meal prepped this ahead for the week for my lunches, stole a bite now and wow! The fish is so flaky and tasty. Didn’t have asparagus so I used a combination of green beans, brussel sprouts and cauliflower. Can’t wait for my lunch tomorrow!!!!

    • Alida Ryder
      Reply

      Such a clever idea! And love all the different vegetables!

  • Julian
    Reply

    Made this recipe for dinner with rice and broccoli instead of asparagus and we all loved it. Even my son who hates fish ate all of his. Thanks for a great recipe.

    • Alida Ryder
      Reply

      My daughter is also a fish-hater and she also ate a full portion of this so I knew it was a goodie. 😉

  • Reply

    Tom and I have been working really hard at healthying up our diets lately Alida. This is a great recipe to add to out list!

    • Alida Ryder
      Reply

      This is the perfect recipe for healthy dinners Mary Ann. Hope you love it!

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