An easy orange roughy recipe on MayoClinic.org involves sprinkling lemon juice and chopped fresh thyme over orange roughy fillets before broiling or grilling them until they are thoroughly cooked. Easy recipes for orange roughy are also available on Epicurious.com and MyRecipes.com.
To make braised orange roughy with leeks, warm 2 tablespoons of butter in a skillet. Stir in 3 sliced leeks, 2 teaspoons of sugar and 1/2 teaspoon of dried thyme along with a sprinkling of salt and pepper. Cook the mixture until the leeks are very tender. Place 4 orange roughy fillets on top of the leeks. Pour in 1/2 cup of whipping cream and 1/4 cup of dry vermouth. Cover the skillet again and braise the mixture for eight minutes or until the fish is cooked through. Remove the fish from the skillet and keep them warm on a plate. Boil the remaining mixture to form a slightly thick sauce. Season with salt and pepper. Serve the fish with the leek sauce and chopped fresh chives.
To make sunflower-seed-crusted orange roughy, whisk 2 large egg whites with 1/2 teaspoon of black pepper and 1/2 teaspoon of lemon zest in a bowl. Mix 1/2 cup of breadcrumbs and 3 tablespoons of sunflower seed kernels in a dish. Moisten 4 orange roughy fillets in the liquid mixture before coating them with the dry mixture. Place the fish fillets on a greased shallow baking pan and bake them at 475 degrees Fahrenheit for 10 minutes or until they are thoroughly cooked.