Orange Roughy Meuniere – Classic French Sauce

  • 45 mins total
  • 5 mins prep
  • 40 mins cook
  • serves 4 

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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.

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Nutrition Facts
Orange Roughy Meuniere - Classic French Sauce
Amount Per Serving
Calories 159 Calories from Fat 153
% Daily Value*
Fat 17g26%
Saturated Fat 10g63%
Cholesterol 45mg15%
Sodium 3mg0%
Potassium 48mg1%
Carbohydrates 2g1%
Vitamin A 695IU14%
Vitamin C 17mg21%
Calcium 15mg2%
Iron 0.3mg2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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Orange Roughy Meuniere - Classic French Sauce

  • 45 mins total
  • 5 mins prep
  • 40 mins cook
  • serves 4 


Original recipe yields 4 servings

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


  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.


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