This recipe is a light alternative to pan-fried fish. A combination of cornmeal, bread crumbs, and dill weed gives this recipe a savory flavor in less than 25 minutes.

Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
10 mins
total:
25 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat an oven to 500 degrees F (260 degrees C). Move oven rack to position slightly above middle of oven. Generously grease a 13x9-inch baking dish.

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  • Mix cornmeal, bread crumbs, salt, paprika, dill, and black pepper together in a shallow bowl. Pour milk into a separate bowl.

  • Dip orange roughy pieces into milk and then press into bread crumbs to coat on all sides. Gently toss between your hands so any bread crumbs that haven't stuck can fall away. Place breaded orange roughy into prepared baking dish in a single layer while breading the rest. Drizzle butter over the breaded fish pieces.

  • Bake in preheated oven until fish flakes easily with fork, about 10 minutes.

Editor's Note:

Nutrition data for this recipe includes the full amount of breading ingredients. The actual amount of breading consumed will vary.

Cook's Note:

Margarine works just as well as butter in this recipe.

Nutrition Facts

207 calories; protein 21.4g; carbohydrates 6.8g; fat 10g; cholesterol 94.9mg; sodium 298.9mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (15)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
02/24/2016
I agree with the other reviewer and there needs to be more breading. I DID use a whole pound and think it needs tripled. Other than that, this is perfect for a healthier alternative. Read More
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18 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 11
  • 4 star values: 7
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
02/23/2016
I agree with the other reviewer and there needs to be more breading. I DID use a whole pound and think it needs tripled. Other than that, this is perfect for a healthier alternative. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/28/2020
Being home as part of the Covid 19 shutdown, I made this during the week and found it to be quite good. I didn't have Italian bread crumbs so I used Garlic and Herb instead and it turned out to be just fine. If we are still at home in a couple of weeks, I'll make this again..... Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/22/2019
Very delicious! If you make sure to spray or drizzle butter on it before cooking, it wont be dry! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/12/2019
My family loved this dish. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
11/28/2015
This was good and easy. I doubled the breading or I don't think there would have been enough for that amount of fish and I had less than 1 pound. Will be making this one again. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
02/07/2017
I used this recipe to make Swai. Instead of butter I used I Can't Believe it's Not Butter to spray over the top of the fish and used Almond Milk instead of regular milk. My fish was crispy and delicious. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/22/2017
Like others I double the batter. And used a little less butter. We loved it. Wonderful recipe. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
12/08/2020
Delicious. I’m going to try this with all my coatings. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
02/07/2019
Very tasty. Made as recipe is written but next time I will use very little or no butter and bake on a foil lined sheet pan. The butter prevented the breading from crisping up... still very tasty. Read More
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