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.

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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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

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

  • 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.

  • 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

209.8 calories; 20.3 g protein; 3.5 g carbohydrates; 83.8 mg cholesterol; 231.8 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

Reviews (9)

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Rating: 5 stars
12/01/2003
My husband loves this recipe its simple and easy served with salad or boiled new potato's and baby pea's Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
11/15/2008
This recipe was fine but that's it. Not very flavorful and while it was pretty simple to make I don't think I will be repeating it. Read More
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9 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 7
  • 4 star values: 1
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
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Rating: 5 stars
12/01/2003
My husband loves this recipe its simple and easy served with salad or boiled new potato's and baby pea's Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/01/2003
My husband loves this recipe its simple and easy served with salad or boiled new potato's and baby pea's Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
11/15/2008
This recipe was fine but that's it. Not very flavorful and while it was pretty simple to make I don't think I will be repeating it. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/22/2012
This was really good. Very simple recipe that you can throw together at the end of a hard day in about 20 minutes. Served with boiled red potatoes and Cajun Buttered Corn from this site. Thanks for posting Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/26/2009
VERY good! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/02/2009
This was so delicious! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/07/2014
Thank you. I made this dish with this hot blonde director I'm dating for lunch. So its also a good recipe for food therapy. Completely misread the recipe and combined all ingredients with the melted butter made on the gas grill outside and even with this mistake it was crazy tasty looked fabby and impressed me & my date quite a bit. We r discussing what she's making for our next date! Thanks Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/17/2011
Simple but delicious. Butterfish prepared this way is the only way my kids will eat fish. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/09/2016
This is becoming my favorite way to prepare sablefish. It's so easy & so flavorful Read More
Rating: 4 stars
10/10/2016
Good basic recipe needed a little more seasoning. I added paprika scallions bc I didn't have chives. Sauteed some mushrooms and spooned the sauce over it and was very tasty! Will make again Read More