Microwaved Orange Roughy Recipe
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Microwaved Orange Roughy Recipe

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Onion and mustard complement Microwaved Orange Roughy, tender flaky fish fillets that cook oh, so quickly. “We’re eating more fish these days, and this recipe is one of our favorites,” shares Alice Keohane Feeney of Morristown, Pennsylvania.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 1 small onion, sliced and separated into rings
  • 4 orange roughy fillets (5 ounces each)
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 4 tablespoons lemon juice, divided
  • 3 tablespoons butter, melted, divided
  • 2 teaspoons water, divided
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1/4 cup seasoned bread crumbs, toasted

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 188 calories, 6g fat (3g saturated fat), 96mg cholesterol, 519mg sodium, 10g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 1g fiber), 25g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 1 fat, 1/2 starch.


  1. Place the onion in an 11-in. x 7-in. microwave-safe dish coated with cooking spray. Top with orange roughy; sprinkle with salt and pepper. Combine 2 tablespoons lemon juice, 2 tablespoons butter and 1 teaspoon water; pour over fish. Cover and microwave on high for 4 minutes; drain.
  2. Combine the mustard and remaining lemon juice and water; spoon over fish. Sprinkle with bread crumbs. Drizzle with remaining butter. Cook, uncovered, on high for 2 minutes or until fish flakes easily with a fork. Yield: 4 servings.
Editor's Note: This recipe was tested in a 1,100-watt microwave.
Originally published as Microwaved Orange Roughy in Taste of Home December/January 2006, p48

Light-Bodied White Wine

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

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katlaydee3 User ID: 3741999 83922
Reviewed Jan. 11, 2014

"Delicious and light. I served this with a rice pilaf and steamed green beans."

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