Margarita Mix Baked White Fish

"My son and I came up with this one when we were camping on the Wenatchee River a few summers ago. I caught a huge White Fish and wanted to share it with some folks camped next to us. We all thought it turned out good and I have since made it at home using Red Snapper and Catfish."
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Ready In:
1hr 15mins
1 fish recipe


  • 2 lbs white fish or 2 lbs other thick white fish fillets such as red snapper, Catfish, Halibut etc
  • 2 cups margarita mix (without the booze) or 2 cups enough just to cover the fish
  • 1 12 tablespoons butter
  • 12 of a lemon (juice only)
  • 12 cup diced onion
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil


  • Marinate the fish in enough Margarita Mix to just cover the fish for 30 minutes, turning once. Do not leave longer than 1 hour.
  • Preheat oven to 400*. Melt the butter in the baking dish in the oven. Add lemon juice. Stir and add the fish. Cover with diced onions, salt and pepper and basil. Bake for about 30 minutes and turn. Season other side with salt, pepper, and basil. Cook until fish flakes easily with fork. Sprinkle fish with paprika and set under the broiler for 2 minutes. Transfer to serving plate and spoon the sauce over the fish. Garnish with fresh parsely and lemon wedges. Enjoy!

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  1. breezermom
    I tested this on three types of fish: snapper, tilapia, and flounder. I think my favorite was the flounder. The only thing is that the flounder is so thin, I cut the cooking time down. I'm a big fish eater, and I'll definitely make this again. Made for Football Tag.
  2. Brookes Kitchen
    Great recipe and very easy. I ended up cooking about 47 minutes total. 30 minutes on the first side, flip for another 15 minutes & then 2 minutes of broiling. I used catfish and it was delicious!
  3. GingerlyJ
    I actaully added just a bit of the booze!! But this was unbeleivable!
  4. TMcD4685
    Fantastic! My husband goes fising all the time since we live near a coast line. I am always looking for a good baked fish recipe. This one hit the spot! The only thing I changed was that I did not have any lemons, so I substituted Weber Zesty lemon seasoning - just sprinkled a little on top of each fish fillet. WOW!


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