Peanut-Crusted Orange Roughy Recipe
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Peanut-Crusted Orange Roughy Recipe

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Michelle Smith relies on this nutty treatment when she's having fish for dinner at her home in Skyesville, Maryland, Even kids are likely to go for the flavorful fillets crowned with a golden topping of roasted peanuts. Colorful corn salsa makes a zippy accompaniment.
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)
  • 2 tablespoons reduced-fat mayonnaise
  • 1/3 cup unsalted dry roasted peanuts, finely chopped
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 cup fresh or frozen corn, thawed
  • 1/2 cup chopped green pepper
  • 1/4 cup chopped red onion
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh cilantro
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 261 calories, 10g fat (1g saturated fat), 37mg cholesterol, 244mg sodium, 15g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 3g fiber), 30g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 4 lean meat, 1 starch, 1 fat.


  1. Arrange fish fillets in a 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish coated with cooking spray. Brush the top of each fillet with mayonnaise. Sprinkle with peanuts and pepper. Bake, uncovered, at 450° for 10-15 minutes or until fish flakes easily with a fork. meanwhile, combine the salsa ingredients in a bowl. Serve with the fish. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Peanut-Crusted Orange Roughy in Light & Tasty June/July 2003, p58

Light-Bodied White Wine

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

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