Baked Orange Roughy (or Catfish)

Submitted By: Ann Cobble


  • 1 1/2 pounds orange roughy or catfish fillets
  • 1 teaspoon salt or Vege-Sal
  • Pepper to taste
  • 1/4 medium-size onion, thinly sliced
  • Juice of 1 lemon or 2 tablespoons bottled lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • Paprika
  • Minced fresh parsley (optional)


Preheat oven to 325°. Coat a shallow baking dish with nonstick cooking spray.
Arrange fish in prepared pan; sprinkle with salt and pepper to taste. Scatter onion over fish.
In a small bowl, combine lemon juice and butter; pour over fish and onions. Sprinkle with paprika. Bake, uncovered, for 30 minutes. Garnish with parsley if desired and serve.
Yield: Four servings, each with 2 grams carbohydrates, trace of fiber, 25 grams protein.