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Saucy Skillet Fish

Saucy Skillet Fish
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.

Nutrition Facts

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


Average Rating:
  • 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.

  • 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.

  • dawnru
    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
    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
    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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