Saucy Orange Roughy Recipe
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Saucy Orange Roughy Recipe

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Both the seafood and citrus lovers in your home will request this entree time and again. Not only are the orange roughy fillets tender and the sauce delicious, but the dish is ready in moments. I haven't found anyone who didn't think it was wonderful! -Bette Hunn, Orosi, California
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 1/2 teaspoon chicken bouillon granules
  • Dash pepper
  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon grated orange peel
  • 1/8 teaspoon dried tarragon
  • 1 pound orange roughy fillets
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • Orange slices and fresh tarragon, optional

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 111 calories, 1g fat (0 saturated fat), 23mg cholesterol, 475mg sodium, 8g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 0 fiber), 17g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 lean meat, 1/2 fruit.


  1. In a small microwave-safe dish, combine the first six ingredients until smooth. Microwave, uncovered, on high for 45 seconds; stir. Cook 45 seconds longer or until thickened. Stir in orange peel and tarragon; set aside.
  2. Place fish in an ungreased 11-in. x 7-in. microwave-safe dish, with the thickest side toward the outside of the dish. Sprinkle with salt. Cover and microwave on high for 3 minutes.
  3. Top with orange sauce. Microwave, uncovered, on high for 30-45 seconds or until fish flakes easily with a fork. Serve with orange slices and fresh tarragon if desired. Yield: 4 servings.
Editor's Note: This recipe was tested in a 1,100-watt microwave.
Originally published as Saucy Orange Roughy in Quick Cooking May/June 2002, p27

Light-Bodied White Wine

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

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kccaid_MI User ID: 43704 35034
Reviewed May. 27, 2013

"This has been one of my go to recipes for a busy day ever since I first saw it several years ago. Super easy and absolutely delicious."

badgergirl User ID: 2400926 41770
Reviewed Oct. 17, 2008

"I was surprised, but it actually was pretty good microwaved. It was quite tasty with the sauce."

Grandmaj2u User ID: 189795 41767
Reviewed Aug. 26, 2008

"micro wave good fresh fish...Hmmmm don't think so"

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