Recipe – Baked Italian Orange Roughy

September 10, 2008 at 10:40 am 1 comment

I’m a huge fan of seafood, and for some reason I’ve been craving a good piece of orange roughy. So, when I happened to run through the market after leaving work a little early yesterday, I found my orange roughy, which Eddie (my fish monger) told me was brought in that afternoon. I snapped up two fillets and did my best to replicate a cheesy, breaded version that seemed to be haunting me.

The best part about whitefish – it can be so easy to cook and picks up a lot of flavors. By some miracle, I happened to be home by 5:30 and we were prepped, cooking and done eating by 6:30. I even had time to take Rafiki for a walk, enjoy a cup of coffee and talk to my wife. All in all a great night with a great meal.

Ingredients :

  • 2 orange roughy fillets
  • 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 tablespoons grated Romano cheese
  • 1/4 cup Italian bread crumbs
  • 1/4 cup melted butter
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley

1. Preheat oven to 400°F. Coat a medium sized baking dish with non-stick cooking spray.
2. In a shallow bowl, mix bread crumbs, Parmesan cheese, Romano cheese and garlic powder.

3. Brush both sides of orange roughy fillets with butter, and dredge in the bread crumb mixture. Arrange fillets in a single layer in the prepared baking dish, and sprinkle with parsley.

4. Bake in preheated oven 10 to 15 minutes, or until the fish flakes easily with a fork.

Vita and I had ours with a slice of lemon and some green beans. The beans were blanched for 3 minutes, drizzled with sesame oil and tossed with toasted sesame seeds. The bean recipe came from Allen, who maintains the fantastic Eating Out Loud. Allen, hats off to you for the simple and yes, sexy, bean recipe. I enjoyed the fusion of the Asian-inspired beans and my no-nonsense Italian orange Roughy.

Oh, the bread you see on the plate was just some garlic sour dough that we buttered, topped with Parmesan and placed under a broiler for a few minutes. I NEVER get enough cheese. Happy eating!


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  • 1. Sweetcharity  |  September 10, 2008 at 2:19 pm

    Oh yum! Man, when I can have bread and cheese again I’m going to make this!
    btw, thanks for the nice words!


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