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Saucy Skillet Fish

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 20 min.


8 servings

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.
Saucy Skillet Fish Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 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 sour cream
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh parsley


  1. In a large bowl, combine the flour, salt, paprika and pepper. Add fish and toss to coat (if using fillets, cut into serving-size pieces first).
  2. In a large cast-iron or other heavy skillet, saute onion in butter until tender; remove and set aside. Add fish to the skillet, cook over medium heat until fish just begins to flake easily with a fork, 3-5 minutes on each side. 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.

Nutrition Facts

1 each: 319 calories, 18g fat (10g saturated fat), 87mg cholesterol, 531mg sodium, 9g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 1g fiber), 26g protein.

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  • Pamela
    Mar 5, 2020

    Haven't tried it yet but looks delicious! To answer ss2berkley you may sub Greek yogurt for sour cream

  • galenh
    Nov 13, 2018

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  • ss2berkley
    Aug 6, 2015

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

  • danilane
    Jan 31, 2015

    This was delicious, will definitely make it again.

  • veggiemama
    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.

  • mdhighfill
    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.

  • maritab
    Mar 24, 2013

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  • deannasnz
    Mar 29, 2012

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

  • Hellga
    Mar 6, 2012

    This was absolutely delicious.

  • angelwings1020
    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.