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Saucy Skillet Fish Recipe

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Total Time: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.

Makes: 6-8 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.



  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.
Originally published as Saucy Skillet Fish in Taste of Home June/July 1999, p29

Nutritional Facts

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


Aug. 6, 2015

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

Jan. 31, 2015

This was delicious, will definitely make it again.

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.

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.

Mar. 29, 2012

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

Mar. 6, 2012

This was absolutely delicious.

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.

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.

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.

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.


Aug. 6, 2015

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

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