A successful day of fishing recently allowed me to try a new baked fish recipe that turned out to be delicious!

Our haul for the day was one redfish and one flounder. Since I am making an attempt to eat healthy(-er), I decided to bake the fish instead of fry.

I filleted the fish patted it dry, and then followed this recipe:

  • 4 Fish fillets
  • 3 tbs butter
  • 1 clove of garlic
  • 1 tbs mustard (I prefer brown mustard)
  • 2 tbs lemon juice
  • salt
  • pepper
  • 1/3 cup cream/heavy cream
  • 3 slices of onion (rings)

Pre-heat oven to 375.

Line the bottom of a baking dish with the onion rings. After patting fish dry, put the fish on top of the onion slices. (Baking dish should be large enough for the fillets to all fit without stacking, but not so big that there's so much room that the sauce won't cover the fish).

Place the butter, garlic, mustard, lemon juice, salt, pepper, and cream into a microwave-safe bowl/measuring cup. Microwave in 15-second bursts, stirring each time until the butter is melted.

Pour melted sauce over fish fillets (there should be enough to just cover the fish). If not, add more butter/cream).

Cover and bake for 13-16 minutes (or until the fish is flaky).

Remove from oven and allow to sit on the stove for 10 minutes. During this time, slice up whatever you'd like to use for garnish (parsley, lemon slices, fresh rosemary, onion tops, etc).

For a healthier version of this recipe, put the fish on an olive oiled baking sheet or aluminum foil. Sprinkle with whichever low-calorie, low-sodium, low-flavor seasoning you prefer, then wrap and bake. It'll taste like fish. It won't be as good as the recipe above but, hey, you might live a few years longer. (If you're eating your fish with no butter, by the way, you aren't living)