BBQ Chip-Crusted Orange Roughy Recipe
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BBQ Chip-Crusted Orange Roughy Recipe

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“This easy and delectable recipe actually converted me to a fish lover,” writes Geraldine Buba from Palos Hills, Illinois. “It was given to me by a fishmonger decades ago and is frequently requested by family and friends. Even those who don’t like fish like this recipe!” TIP: Tilapia or other white fish make easy substitutions for the orange roughy fillets in Geraldine’s recipe.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 4 orange roughy fillets (6 ounces each)
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon butter, melted
  • 1/2 cup crushed barbecue potato chips
  • Tartar sauce, optional


  1. Preheat oven to 400°. Place orange roughy in a greased 13x9-in. baking dish. Combine lemon juice and butter; pour over fillets. Top with crushed potato chips.
  2. Bake, uncovered, 20-25 minutes or until fish flakes easily with a fork. Serve with tartar sauce if desired. Yield: 4 servings.
Editor's Note: This recipe uses plain, not ridged potato chips.
Originally published as BBQ Chip-Crusted Orange Roughy in Simple & Delicious January/February 2007, p16

Light-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.

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