Orange roughy Meuniere. A classic French sauce. Lots of butter slowly melted. A even size orange roughy gently cooked with the butter and basted. As a result a juicy tender and very tasty fish. The basting helps with the cooking also to keep the non heat expose side warm during cooking. Consequently your fish will be warm and cooking faster too. This process is also used with meat.

Dipping the fish into the milk softens it. Make sure that you shake off all the excess flour.

While cooking make sure that the fish will not burn.

While making the sauce the heat under the butter most be low to melt not burn.


Orange Roughy Meuniere - Classic French Sauce

5 from 2 votes
orange roughy meuniere
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Servings: 4


  • 1 lemon 1 lemon
  • 4 orange roughy fillets 4 orange roughy fillets
  • 6 tbsps unsalted butter 6 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 2 tbsps flat-leaf parsley 2 tablespoons chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley


  • Cut the lemon in half. Save one half, squeeze out the juice and keep aside until ready to make the sauce. Take the other half and cut in 4 wedges to serve along with the fish when ready to serve. Season the fillets lightly with salt and pepper, dip in the milk, and dredge them in the flour. Shake off any excess flour.
  • Heat 4 tablespoons of butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat. When the butter stop foaming, add the fillets. Cook turning once, until golden brown and fully cooked. About 5 minutes. Transfer to the dinner plates and keep warm.
  • Lower the heat under the skillet and swirl in the remaining 2 tablespoons butter. When the butter is melted, but not foaming, add the juice of the half lemon and the fresh parley. Sprinkle lightly with salt and pepper to taste. Remove from the heat. Spoon the sauce over the fillets and serve the lemon wedge along side the fish.


Calories: 159kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 45mg | Sodium: 3mg | Potassium: 48mg | Vitamin A: 695IU | Vitamin C: 17mg | Calcium: 15mg | Iron: 0.3mg

Giangi's Kitchen provides nutritional information, but these figures should be considered estimates, as a registered dietician does not calculate them.

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