Herbed Orange Roughy with Mushrooms Recipe
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Herbed Orange Roughy with Mushrooms Recipe

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Family-pleasing fish is never long in the making for Carla Weeks. Her Herbed Orange Roughy simmers quickly on the stove, keeping her St. Charles, Illinois home cool. "My mother created this main dish, which is low in fat and calories," Carla notes. "I often use fresh scrod instead of orange roughy," she adds.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 4 orange roughy fillets (6 ounces each)
  • 1/3 cup lemon juice
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons minced fresh parsley
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons minced fresh basil or 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 cup thinly sliced fresh mushrooms, optional
  • 1/8 teaspoon paprika

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 135 calories, 1g fat (0 saturated fat), 102mg cholesterol, 418mg sodium, 2g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 0 fiber), 28g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 4 lean meat.


  1. Place the fish fillets in a single layer in a large skillet. Sprinkle with the lemon juice, parsley, bail, salt and garlic powder. Place mushrooms over fish if desired. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 6-8 minutes or until fish flakes easily with a fork. Sprinkle with paprika. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Herbed Orange Roughy in Quick Cooking July/August 2003, p14

Light-Bodied White Wine

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

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