Baked Butterfish Saratoga


I learned about butterfish in Saratoga, California at the Race Street Market where I first tried it. I wouldn't eat fish as a child and am very particular which fish and shellfish I'll eat.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
30 mins
6 servings


  • 2 tablespoons butter

  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley

  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh chives

  • 1 ½ pounds butterfish fillets

  • ¼ cup fresh lemon juice

  • salt and pepper to taste

  • 1 bunch fresh parsley

  • 1 lemon, cut into wedges


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly grease a medium baking dish.

  2. In a bowl, cream together the butter, chopped parsley, and chives.

  3. Arrange the butterfish in the prepared baking dish. Sprinkle with lemon juice, and season with salt and pepper. Dot the fish with about 2 tablespoons of the butter mixture.

  4. Bake 5 minutes in the preheated oven, until the butter is melted. Turn fillets, brush with remaining butter mixture, and continue baking 10 minutes, or until fish is easily flaked with a fork. Garnish with parsley sprigs and lemon wedges to serve.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

210 Calories
13g Fat
4g Carbs
20g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 210
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 13g 17%
Saturated Fat 3g 13%
Cholesterol 84mg 28%
Sodium 232mg 10%
Total Carbohydrate 4g 1%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Total Sugars 0g
Protein 20g
Vitamin C 33mg 165%
Calcium 53mg 4%
Iron 1mg 8%
Potassium 527mg 11%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.