Baked fish with lemon butter

Recipe from: 18 February 2011

Ingredients 12
Servings 1
Minutes 00:05


Serving Change
  • 1
    side of white fish, cleaned and scaled (approximately 2.5kg)
  • 4
    softened butter
  • 2
    fish spice of your choice
  • 2
    lemons, halved
  • For the lemon-garlic butter:
  • 1.5
  • 4
    garlic cloves, crushed
  • juice of 2 lemons
  • 2
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • 3
    freshly chopped parsley
  • capers, to serve


Pre-heat the oven to 200°c.
Place the fish on an oiled roasting tray and rub/brush the softened butter all over it. Sprinkle with the fish spice and cover with foil.
Place in the oven and allow to bake/roast for 12-15 minutes and then remove the foil. Allow to bake/roast for another 5 minutes or until cooked throughout.
Meanwhile, melt the butter, garlic and lemon juice together in a small saucepan.
Add the cream and mix well (I use my handheld blender at this point but it’s not essential).
Add parsley and pepper to taste.
Serve the fish with a generous spoonful of the lemon-garlic butter and a good sprinkling of capers.

Reprinted with permission of Simply Delicious.
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