Broiled fish is a very, very quick way to fix dinner. It's also a bit of a treat for us when we find wild caught fish on sale. This recipe and technique will work with any firm white fish filet like red snapper, haddock, tilapia, and my personal favorite, cod.
You will need:
- 2-4 fish filets (1 1/2-2 lbs. total)
- 6 Tbs. melted butter (divided)
- 1 Tbs. flour
- juice of 1 lemon
- 1 Tbs. minced fresh parsley (or 1 tsp. dried)
- 2 tsp. Worcestershire sauce
Move one of your oven racks up to the top or next to the top - about 6 inches or so from the heating element. Like this:
Turn your oven to the BROIL setting. (Broiling means that only the top element will heat up, and it will automatically go on the highest heat.)
Pop your fish in the oven and set the timer for 5 minutes. The fish should just begin browning in that time.
Meanwhile, gather the rest of your ingredients:
I use a coffee mug for the rest of the melted butter and just mix the lemon juice, parsley, and Worcestershire right in with my basting brush. After the five minutes are up, your fish will look something like this:
This is the kind of food that nourishes your body and soul. Mmmmmmm...
And the Littles loved it too. Which is good because while they have no choice in the matter, they must eat what they are served, it is still nice for me when they truly enjoy dinner too.
PS - As soon as you are able, throw that icky pan into a sink full of soapy water and it will be MUCH easier to clean! Trust me, you don't want to leave it sitting around. Especially with the fishy/Worcestershire-y smell. :P