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Saucy Skillet Fish Recipe

Saucy Skillet Fish Recipe

The main industry here on Kodiak Island is fishing, so I'm always on the lookout for new seafood recipes. This is my favorite way to fix halibut since it's quick and tasty. I often get recipe requests when I serve this to guests.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min. YIELD:6-8 servings


  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1-1/4 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 pounds halibut, haddock or salmon fillets or steaks
  • 1 medium onion, sliced
  • 1/3 cup butter, cubed
  • 1-1/2 cups (12 ounces) sour cream
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh parsley


  • 1. In a large resealable plastic bag, combine the flour, salt, paprika and pepper. Add fish and shake to coat (if using fillets, cut into serving-size pieces first).
  • 2. In a large skillet, saute onion in butter until tender; remove and set aside. Add fish to the skillet, cook over medium heat for 3-5 minutes on each side or until the fish flakes easily with a fork. Remove fish to a serving plate and keep warm.
  • 3. Add the sour cream, basil and onion to the skillet; heat through (do not boil). Serve with fish. Garnish with parsley. Yield: 6-8 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 319 calories, 18 g fat (10 g saturated fat), 87 mg cholesterol, 531 mg sodium, 9 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 26 g protein.

Reviews for Saucy Skillet Fish

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Reviewed Aug. 6, 2015

"Question; Can you substitute any portion of sour cream with Greek yogurt?"

Reviewed Jan. 31, 2015

"This was delicious, will definitely make it again."

Reviewed Aug. 25, 2014

"I just love this recipe! I make it quite a bit. It's very quick and easy and tastes so good. I use tilapia."

Reviewed Apr. 7, 2013

"T have made this recipe quite a few times over the years and it is always a big hit. It's the recipe my husband always requests for special dinners. I have only used Halibut."

Reviewed Mar. 29, 2012

"I've made this a few times & it's wonderful."

Reviewed Mar. 6, 2012

"This was absolutely delicious."

Reviewed Feb. 10, 2012

"We liked this, but the sauce had a little too much onion flavor. I might make this again, but I would try a different fish. I used salmon."

Reviewed Aug. 16, 2011

"Super easy to make and even got my 3 year old to eat it! I made too much sauce though so planning on making again tomorrow."

Reviewed May. 18, 2010

"I'm always trying to find recipes that I like that use fish and this one is wonderful. It's easy and delicious. I have used whiting and flounder."

Reviewed Feb. 20, 2010

"I'm not big on fish, but try to have it during lent for my husband. We both liked this recipe. I cut the recipe in half and it worked very well. I also liked that it was so quick.

I used halibut."

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Wine Pairings

Full-Bodied White Wine

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