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Lemon Parmesan Orange Roughy

Course Fish
Cuisine Italian
Keyword dinner, fish, fish dinner, fish pamesan, grated parmesan cheese, Italian recipe, lemon, lemon sauce, orange roughy, orange roughy recipe, parmesan cheese, shredded parmesan cheese
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories 206 kcal


  • 6 ounces orange roughy fillets 4, 6 ounces orange roughy fillets
  • ½ cup milk ½ cup milk
  • ½ cup flour ½ cup flour
  • ½ cup bread crumbs 1/2 cup bread crumbs
  • 2 tablespoons parmesan cheese 2 tablespoons shredded parmesan cheese
  • 2 tablespoons parmesan cheese 2 tablespoons grated parmesan cheese
  • 5 tablespoons unsalted butter 4 to 6 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 lemon juice of 1 lemon


  1. Preheat broiler.

  2. You will need 3 bowls. In one bowl mix together the bread crumbs, the grated parmesan cheese, and ½ of the shredded parmesan cheese, and mix well. In the second bowl four, in the third milk.

  3. Pat dry the fish and season well with salt and pepper. Dip it in the flour, then the milk, and lastly, in the cheese mixture shaking off any excess mixture.

  4. Sauté the fillet in a large skillet with 3 tablespoons of butter. Turn when nicely browned.

  5. When both sides are done remove them from the stove and place them on a baking sheet. Divide the remainder of the cheese on top of each fillet and place it under the broiler for 2-3 minutes or until the cheese starts to bubble. When done remove from pan, place on plates, and keep warm.

  6. Clean the pan from all butter leaving the brown bits. Add the remaining butter to the pan and over medium heat, melt the butter, add the lemon juice, and gently swirl the pan around to make a velvety sauce.

    Garnish the fish with sauce and sprinkle some of the parsley if wish.

Nutrition Facts
Lemon Parmesan Orange Roughy
Amount Per Serving
Calories 206 Calories from Fat 144
% Daily Value*
Fat 16g25%
Saturated Fat 9g56%
Cholesterol 41mg14%
Sodium 181mg8%
Potassium 63mg2%
Carbohydrates 12g4%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 4g8%
Vitamin A 475IU10%
Vitamin C 14.3mg17%
Calcium 95mg10%
Iron 0.8mg4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.