How do you cook fish in the oven?


Quick Answer

To make a basic oven-baked fish filet, pour a mixture of melted butter, lemon juice and seasoning over the filet and bake the filet in a greased rectangular pan. The recipe is easy to customize and combine with other ingredients such as roasted potatoes.

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Easy Baked Fish Filet Recipe

This recipe for baked fish filet was originally published on the official Betty Crocker websites. The website rates the recipe as easy.

Prep time: 5 min.

Cook time: 20 min.

Ready in: 25 min.


  • 1 1-lb. fish filet, such as cod, catfish or perch
  • 3 tbsp. melted butter
  • 1 tbsp. lemon juice
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 tsp. paprika
  1. Prepare oven and pan
  2. Grease an 11-inch by 7-inch rectangular baking pan. Turn on the oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.

  3. Prepare the fish
  4. Divide the fillet into four even pieces. Put the fish in the pan with the skin facing down. Mix the butter, lemon juice and seasoning together in a small bowl. Pour the mixture onto the fish.

  5. Bake the fish
  6. Bake the fish for 15 to 20 minutes. When it is done, it should flake with a fork.

Baked fish filet is a very flexible recipe. Cooks can easily customize the recipe by experimenting with different herbs, spices and seasonings, such as garlic and rosemary. They can also bake the fish filet on a bed of roasted potatoes or root vegetables. To cook the fish with potatoes or vegetables, roast the additional ingredients with seasoning for 25 to 30 minutes before adding the fish filet to the pan.

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