Easy lemon butter baked fish

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, baked fish recipes, Lemon butter sauce
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 275kcal
Author Alida Ryder


  • 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


  • 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. 


Calories: 275kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 40g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 122mg | Sodium: 180mg | Potassium: 627mg | Vitamin A: 265IU | Vitamin C: 5.3mg | Calcium: 28mg | Iron: 1.2mg