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Pecan-Coated Roughy Recipe
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Pecan-Coated Roughy Recipe

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Use your favorite whitefish fillets if orange roughy is not available.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 3/4 cup finely chopped pecans
  • 4 orange roughy fillets (6 ounces each)
  • 1 tablespoon chopped shallot
  • 2 teaspoons butter
  • 1/2 cup white wine
  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 1 cup orange juice
  • 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard

Nutritional Facts

1 fillet with 3 tablespoons sauce equals 364 calories, 21 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 92 mg cholesterol, 207 mg sodium, 12 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 29 g protein.


  1. Place the egg and pecans in separate shallow bowls. Dip fillets into egg, then coat with pecans. Place in a greased 15-in. x 10-in. x 1-in. baking pan. Bake, uncovered, at 400° for 20-25 minutes or until fish flakes easily with a fork.
  2. Meanwhile, in a small saucepan, saute shallot in butter until tender. Add wine. Bring to a boil; cook for 1-2 minutes or until liquid is reduced by half.
  3. In a small bowl, combine the cornstarch, orange juice and mustard until smooth; stir into wine mixture. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Serve with orange roughy. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Pecan-Coated Roughy in Weeknight Cooking Made Easy Annual 2005, p222

Full-Bodied White Wine

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

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Reviewed Nov. 6, 2014

"I personally did not care for the sauce. It was just too orange tasting for me. It was edible but not something I would make again."

Reviewed Jan. 11, 2014

"This was absolutely outstanding! It looked like a dish served by a professional and tasted like it too! We used Orange Roughy, substitutes garlic for the shallots and used raspberry lemonade instead of OJ (we did not have shallots or OJ). This will definitely be made again and again!!!"

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