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Lime Baked Fish Recipe

An easy, healthy fish recipe...

Fish, for me, is an underrated protein. I find people only know the usual suspects. Cod, Halibut, Catfish, Talapia. There is a certain freedom that comes with being able to choose a protein and master it. Fish is one of the hardest proteins to master, not because it is complicated, but because it is light and you must have a light hand when seasoning or sauteeing it.

In my earlier cooking days, I dreaded cooking catfish, because I was so unsure of how to do it. All of my life my family had fried it beautifully and even then, I knew there was a special skill in frying catfish filets. I finally mustered up the courage and learned how to cook it. That gave me the confidence to experiment with more fish. Next, I cooked with Halibut, then rainbow trout, then a whole salmon.:

Be courageous when cooking fish !-GTG

Throughout this fish-cooking journey, a few things stand out. The first is to have confidence in the fish you cook. Your confidence or lack thereof will shine through in the protein. Don't be afraid to cook it differently from what is expected. When you are confined to cooking a protein one way you lose out on the creativity that can be built upon.

Me thinking frying catfish was my weakness turned out to be my strength because I can bake, poach and fry Catfish. Fish challenges you and if you rise to the challenge you will be rewarded with a winning dish that your friends and family will be sure to love. This Lime Fish recipe is great if you are a citrus and seafood lover. The reason I love it so much is that it is delicious and healthy. It is a perfect dish for these warmer months and also a great dish if you are watching your weight. I love using lime for a variety of reasons. A major reason, other than its refreshing flavor is that limes help promote weight loss. Chef Tips *Purchase double the number of limes the recipe calls for. Limes go fast *Pair with Mexican rice and sweet corn. *For a healthier option, pair it with Asparagus *Use Taco seasoning mix to turn it up a notch Happy Cooking! Let me know How it turned out in the comments section.

Lime Baked Fish Recipe


  • 1 lb. Fish Fillets *Your Choice Of Fish

  • 4 Tablespoons Butter

  • 1 Cup Lime Juice

  • Salt and pepper (to taste)

  • 1/2 teaspoon dried Tarragon

  • 1/2 teaspoon Chives

  • 1/2 teaspoon Paprika

  • 2 Limes, wedged

Cooking Directions

  1. Place thinly sliced butter in baking pan place in over until melted, swirl to coat the pan.

  2. Put the fish in the pan and drizzle lime juice over the fish

  3. In a bowl combine the remaining ingredients and sprinkle over the fish.

  4. Cover with foil, Bake at 350F degrees. 10-15 minutes.

  5. Garnish with lime wedges if desired.

Nutrition facts

Serving size: 1

Servings per recipe: 4

Prep time: 5 minutes

Total Time: 20 minutes

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