Fish Fillets in Garlic Butter Recipe
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Fish Fillets in Garlic Butter Recipe

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This dish features seafood that's a mealtime mainstay in our home area. If fresh salmon isn't available where you live, other fish varieties will work just as well.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
MAKES:4 servings
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TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 small garlic cloves, minced
  • 4 fish fillets (about 6 ounces each) (salmon or whitefish or cod)
  • 1/4 cup thinly sliced green onions
  • Lemon wedges

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 132 calories, 10 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 40 mg cholesterol, 84 mg sodium, 1 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 9 g protein.


  1. In a skillet, melt butter over medium heat. Saute garlic 1 minute. Place fish over garlic, cover and cook over low heat 3 minutes. Carefully turn fish; sprinkle with onions. Cover and continue to cook until fish flakes easily with a fork, about 2-3 minutes. Squeeze lemon over fish. Serve immediately. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Fish Fillets in Garlic Butter in Country Woman July/August 1992, p37

Full-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied white wine such as Chardonnay or Viognier.

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Reviewed Dec. 8, 2009

"Very good, although on the second time around, I used Halibut which took a little longer, but the dish was worth the effort!"

Reviewed Apr. 15, 2009

"Use a extra clove of Garlic and a dab more butter, overall though very good"

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