Baked Fish Lemon-Garlic
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This baked fish is baked to a delicate perfection with simple lemon-garlic butter. So quick & simple to create, but so flavorful. Simple, but delectable.

Why Is This Recipe So Delicious Baked Fish?

  • Baked fish that is tasty, delectable, and flavorful takes less than 20 minutes in the oven. For a delicious, quick lunch, serve it with air fryer potatoes or green beans almondine.
  • This recipe uses whatever white fish you like and is extremely cost-effective. I don’t know about you, but I’m all for a simple, delicious meal that’s both simple to prepare and inexpensive!
  • Baked fish is quite healthy! This recipe is inherently gluten-free and low carb, with one serving containing around 29 grams of protein, in addition to all of the fantastic vitamins and nutrients found in fish.
  • Any leftovers make a delicious lunch the next day! Keep leftover baked fish in an airtight container for up to three days. Allow the fish to come to room temperature while the oven heats up to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Bake the fish for 8-10 minutes, until barely heated through, after the oven is ready. If the reheated fish seems dry, add a bit extra lemon-garlic butter.

Important Ingredients

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Fish – This baked fish recipe can be made with any sort of white fish. Any white-fleshed fish will do, including tilapia, halibut, cod, snapper, and grouper.

Lemon – I adore the way the bright, sharp citrus flavor of the lemon complements fish. It’s timeless! Of course, we go it a step further by adding lemon juice to the butter, which makes it as rich and creamy as it is tart.

Chef’s Advice

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  1. If you have access to wild-caught fish, take use of it! Otherwise, frozen fish will suffice. Frozen fish is normally prepared and frozen shortly after being caught, so it’s often just as excellent as fresh fish.
  2. Fish cooks quickly, however cook times will vary depending on the oven. The thickness of your fish fillet is very important! Checking for flakiness is the easiest way to know if your baked fish is done. Insert a fork at a 45° angle into the thickest section of the fillet, then twist and lift up a little. Your fish is ready when it flakes easily and the flakes are opaque. Continue cooking if the fish resists and is still transparent, but keep a watch on it because it will cook quickly!
  3. Do you desire greater flavor? When seasoning the fillet with salt and pepper, add a pinch of rosemary, basil, paprika, Italian seasoning, or Cajun flavor.

Lemon-Garlic Butter Baked Fish

Preparation time: 10 minutes
20 minutes to prepare
30 minutes total
This baked fish is baked to delicate perfection with a simple lemon-garlic butter. So quick & simple to create, but so flavorful. Simple, but delectable.


For the Lemon-Garlic Butter

  • 3 tablespoons butter melted
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice

For the Fish

  • 1 ¼ pounds fish fillets
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • freshly cracked black pepper to taste
  • parsley optional, chopped, for serving
  • lemon slices optional, for serving


  • Small bowl
  • Whisk
  • 11×17 baking dish
  • Aluminum Foil

Instructions For Garlic Butter

  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. Whisk together butter, garlic, and lemon juice in a small bowl.
  3. In a prepared baking dish, place the fish. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Brush the fish with the lemon-garlic butter.
  4. Wrap foil around the dish. Bake for 16 to 18 minutes, or until the fish easily flakes with a fork.
  5. Serve by dividing into portions and garnishing with lemon slices and parsley (if desired).


  • Whole30, Paleo, and Lactose-Free: Instead of butter, use ghee. If using bottled lemon juice for Whole30, keep an eye out for additional sulfites.

This recipe serves around 4 people. The nutritional values displayed are for one serving. The macros may differ slightly based on the ingredient brands utilized.

Prepare the recipe as directed, then weigh the completed product to calculate the size of one serving. 4 times the total weight (not including the bowl, pot, or plate in which the food is served). The weight of one serving will be the result.

Nutrition Information

Serving: 1serving, Calories: 215kcal, Carbohydrates: 1g, Protein: 29g, Fat: 11g, Saturated Fat: 6g, Trans Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 93mg, Sodium: 730mg, Potassium: 442mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 1g, Vitamin A: 263IU, Vitamin C: 2mg, Calcium: 21mg, Iron: 1mg