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Oven-Fried Orange Roughy

Rated as 4.38 out of 5 Stars

"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."
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25 m servings 207
Original recipe yields 4 servings


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  1. 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.
  2. Mix cornmeal, bread crumbs, salt, paprika, dill, and black pepper together in a shallow bowl. Pour milk into a separate bowl.
  3. 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.
  4. 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

Per Serving: 207 calories; 10 6.8 21.4 95 299 Full nutrition

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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.

My family loved this dish.

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 tas...

Very easy dish to make and quite tasty!

This oven-fried Orange Roughy was great! I followed the recipe to the letter. Easy too

Like others, I double the batter. And used a little less butter. We loved it. Wonderful recipe.

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...

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.