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Lemon-Orange Orange Roughy Recipe
  • READY IN 20 mins

Lemon-Orange Orange Roughy

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"Orange roughy fillets with a citrus twist. Very quick to prepare."

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Original recipe makes 4 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    5 mins

    20 mins


  1. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Arrange fillets in the skillet, and drizzle with orange juice and lemon juice. Sprinkle with lemon pepper. Cook for 5 minutes, or until fish is easily flaked with a fork.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Sep 29, 2003

I used 2 tbsp orange juice and 1 tbsp lemon juice (not fresh squeezed), and the flavor was still fantastic. Very light and delicious! We enjoy having this with French Green Beans from this site.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Sep 27, 2007

Orange Roughy is an endangered fish and should not be consumed until it has recovered sufficiently from overfishing. Try this recipe with another fish that is not having an large ecoclogical impact on the environment.

Jan 13, 2004

Speedy, excellent, healthy entree. Use plenty of fresh-squeezed orange and lemon juice (also try lime...very good). The juice will reduce in the frying pan to form a wonderful subtle-flavored sauce. Don't use store-bought orange juice...when reduced it tastes much too strong, almost like marmalade, and will take away from the natural flavor of the fish.

Aug 02, 2007

Great base recipe. I tweaked it a bit. First I added Old Bay, salt and ground black pepper to all purpose flour and coated fish in it. Used 3 clementines (only oranges I had), half lemon and quarter of a lime. Added fresh lemon basil (had no lemon pepper) with some cilantro to the juice before pouring it over the fish in the skillet. Added fresh garlic to the oil and a little lemon basil too prior to putting fish in it. Added ground peppercorns to fish in the pan. Great sauce, can also use on tilapia. Will double the juice contents if using clementines again as I would've liked more of the sauce - used 2 fillets (approx 1lb).

Mar 21, 2003

Easy recipe. Great way to prepare fish. I didn't have an orange but I did have some dried orange peel which worked great in place of the juice. I look forward to trying this with fresh caught crappie, bass, and catfish we are able to catch from the nearby lakes.

Mar 21, 2003

Excellent Recipe. I will make this again.

Feb 14, 2003

This was delicious! It literally took 5 minutes from start to finish. It is worth a try, and I will make this again for sure.

Dec 03, 2003

Can't beat this recipe for speed of preparation, great flavor, low calories. Very good!


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  • Calories
  • 140 kcal
  • 7%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 7.9 g
  • 3%
  • Cholesterol
  • 67 mg
  • 22%
  • Fat
  • 4.3 g
  • 7%
  • Fiber
  • 2.3 g
  • 9%
  • Protein
  • 19.1 g
  • 38%
  • Sodium
  • 139 mg
  • 6%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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