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Fast Baked Fish

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 25 min.

Makes

4 servings

We always have a good supply of fresh fish, so I make fish recipes often. This recipe is my favorite because it is moist, tender and flavorful. —Judie Anglen, Riverton, Wyoming

Ingredients

  • 1-1/4 pounds fish fillets
  • 1 teaspoon seasoned salt
  • Pepper to taste
  • Paprika, optional
  • 3 tablespoons butter, melted

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 400°. Place fish in a greased 11x7-in. baking dish. Sprinkle with seasoned salt, pepper and, if desired, paprika. Drizzle with butter.
  2. Cover and bake until fish just begins to flake easily with a fork, 15-20 minutes.

Baked Fish Tips

What's the best fish to bake?

For this fish recipe, your best bet is to use a flaky white fish, such as tilapia, halibut, cod, bass, grouper, haddock, catfish or snapper. White fish doesn’t mean that the fish is white in color; rather, it is a mild-flavored fish that cooks quickly and seasons very well. Learn more about the different types of fish.

How can you tell when a fish is finished cooking?

To test the doneness of fish, carefully pierce the thickest portion with a fork and twist slightly to see if it flakes without resistance. If it does not, cook it longer. Just make sure you are cooking fish properly.

Do you flip fish when baking?

Because fish is delicate and cooks quickly, flipping the fish isn’t always necessary.

Nutrition Facts

1 each: 270 calories, 17g fat (7g saturated fat), 110mg cholesterol, 540mg sodium, 0 carbohydrate (0 sugars, 0 fiber), 28g protein.