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

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ss2berkley User ID: 7955679 230785
Reviewed Aug. 6, 2015

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

danilane User ID: 2035574 219362
Reviewed Jan. 31, 2015

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

veggiemama User ID: 4640590 29527
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."

mdhighfill User ID: 6632266 69577
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."

deannasnz User ID: 6542477 61126
Reviewed Mar. 29, 2012

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

Hellga User ID: 6156412 203164
Reviewed Mar. 6, 2012

"This was absolutely delicious."

angelwings1020 User ID: 6488648 49912
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."

dawnru User ID: 6156047 26660
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."

goodcook86 User ID: 3932693 29526
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."

Sprowl User ID: 29186 29523
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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