Friday, May 1, 2015

Lemon Butter Baked Fish

This is a great recipe with any type of white fish.I am using crappie which we catch here ourselves locally.

The beautiful color you see on this fish is coming from the paprika, so make sure you aren't shy with the shaker.
Since I grow lemon thyme I like to use it with this recipe.If you have regular thyme it also works well here.If you dont have or grow herbs, no worries.I have been making this for years and way before I ever used any fresh herbs and it is still mighty tasty without any thyme at all.

This is definitely one of my families favorite baked fish recipes.The addition of the flour is perfect here because it soaks up the lemon butter and the paprika so it has plenty of flavor.

Jodies Kitchen Lemon Butter Fish
2 pounds of any white fish fillets

2 tablespoons lemon juice (lemons for garnish and addition squeeze if desired)
1/3 cup real butter (melted)
1/4 cup all purpose flour
Salt & pepper to taste
Lemon Thyme (optional)
In one dish mix melted butter and lemon juice together.In another dish, mix together flour, salt and pepper.Dip fish fillets into butter mixture coating well and then into flour mixture coating both sides.Place fillets into a un-greased baking dish and pour remaining lemon butter over fish fillets.Sprinkle the top of each fillet well with paprika.Bake in a 350F oven for 25 to 30 minutes depending on size of fillets until fish is cooked.Garnish with lemon thyme and lemon wedges of desired.

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