Baking fish in the oven is one of the easiest cooking methods for fish, and is more healthy than pan frying or deep fat frying. A basic recipe calls for simply dipping each fillet in a mixture of melted butter and lemon juice, then placing on a baking pan. The melted butter mixture can be flavored with a little grated onion, if desired.
Bake in a moderate oven, 350 degrees F, until the fish flakes. Over baking will cause the fish to be dry and tough.
Baked Fish Steaks or Fillets
- 2 pounds fish steaks or fillets, cut into portion sized pieces
- Salt and pepper
- 1/4 cup melted butter
- 2 tablespoons fresh squeezed lemon juice
- 1 teaspoon grated onion
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
- Lightly brush the baking sheet with oil, or lightly spray with cooking spray.
- Whisk the melted butter, lemon juice, and grated onion together.
- Sprinkle each portion with a little salt and pepper.
- Dip in the melted butter mixture, and lift to drain excess.
- Place in a single layer in the baking pan. Lightly drizzle any extra of the melted butter mixture over the top if there is any left.
- Bake until the fish flakes, about 20 to 30 minutes depending on the thickness of the fish.
- Serve hot.