Easy Baked Orange Roughy

"This is the first thing my husband cooked for me back when we were dating. Very simple but really delicious. I was hooked."
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  • Put fish fillets in a greased 11x7 inch baking dish.
  • Sprinkle with seasoned salt, pepper, and paprika.
  • Drizzle with melted butter.
  • Cover and bake at 400 degrees for 15 to 20 minutes or until fish flakes easily.

Questions & Replies

  1. Hi! Just wondered why when I type the nutrition info into my Weight Watchers Calculator it comes up to 5 points. Must be the butter?? I think I'll cut back on the butter for fewer points.
  2. Just curious if this recipe calls for 1 tsp of the season salt and pepper and paprika or if the pepper and paprika are just a dash?
  3. Should I assume this is for fresh or thawed fillet?


  1. Trying to get my husband to eat fish any other way than fried has been a challenge. We all thought this was delicious and it was easy on the cook (that's me) because it was simple to make. The fillets were tender and the seasoning was slightly spicy but not overdone. Thanks Nurse Di, for another great recipe.
  2. This was my very first attempt at making any kind of fish (besides canned tuna) and it does not get any quicker or easier than this. The seasonings were very good and I will make it again. Thanks
  3. Very tasty! I added a squeeze of lemon with the pat of butter.
  4. It doesn't say if this has to be fresh, frozen, or thawed etc., I would appreciate that information.
  5. This was good and easy to make. We all enjoyed this and I made as written.


  1. This was my first time ever making orange roughy. I really enjoyed it, but my boyfriend thought that the flavor was good, but the fish taste to fishy. I substituted season salt for kosher salt and when it was done it melted in your mouth. I served with cheesy broccoli. I was trying to use what we already had in the house.
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  3. Easy and delicious.<br/><br/>You can make it vegan (if you want) by using something like Earth Balance instead of butter. I've made this time and time again. It's a real winner.
  4. We have started to add more fish to our diets and have been trying to eat it atleast 1-2 times a week. Orange Roughy is one of our favorites, and this was a simple delicious, healthy way of preparing. BTW I substituted olive oil for the butter.
  5. Easy and absolutely delicious! I used salmon instead of orange roughy, and it turned out great - the fish was tender and flaky, with just enough of a kick to it. I'll definitely make this again - thanks, Nurse Di!



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