Recipe By Brian Ehrler
Published Mar 21st
Lemon-Orange Orange Roughy
Prep 15m Cook 5m Additional - Ready In 20m
Servings 4 servings Calories 140.4

Orange roughy fillets with a citrus twist. Very quick to prepare.

Recipe Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 4 (4 ounce) fillets orange roughy
  • 1 orange, juiced
  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • ½ teaspoon lemon pepper

Cooking Directions

  1. 1 Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat
  2. 2 Arrange fillets in the skillet, and drizzle with orange juice and lemon juice
  3. 3 Sprinkle with lemon pepper
  4. 4 Cook for 5 minutes, or until fish is easily flaked with a fork.

Nutrition Facts

  • Calories 140.4
  • Carbohydrate 7.9 g
  • Cholesterol 67.2 mg
  • Fat 4.3 g
  • Fiber 2.3 g
  • Protein 19.1 g
  • Saturated Fat 0.5 g
  • Sodium 139.2 mg
  • Sugar 4 g


  1. This was a nice light sauce on a delicious fish. So sad that it's my last serving of orange roughy. I didn't realize that it was overharvested until I looked for a recipe for the fish that was already in my freezer. Guess I can always prepare another fish this way, perhaps tilapia as others - Read more ...
  2. Orange Roughy is an endangered fish and should not be consumed until it has recovered sufficiently from overfishing. Try this recipe with another fish that is not having an large ecoclogical impact on the environment.
  3. Great base recipe. I tweaked it a bit. First I added Old Bay salt and ground black pepper to all purpose flour and coated fish in it. Used 3 clementines (only oranges I had) half lemon and quarter of a lime. Added fresh lemon basil (had no lemon pepper) with some cilantro to the juice - Read more ...
  4. Speedy, excellent, healthy entree. Use plenty of fresh-squeezed orange and lemon juice (also try lime...very good). The juice will reduce in the frying pan to form a wonderful subtle-flavored sauce. Don't use store-bought orange juice...when reduced it tastes much too strong, almost like marmalade, and will take away from the natural flavor of the fish.
  5. Can't beat this recipe for speed of preparation great flavor low calories. Very good!
  6. I used 2 tbsp orange juice and 1 tbsp lemon juice (not fresh squeezed), and the flavor was still fantastic. Very light and delicious! We enjoy having this with French Green Beans from this site.
  7. Easy recipe. Great way to prepare fish. I didn't have an orange but I did have some dried orange peel which worked great in place of the juice. I look forward to trying this with fresh caught crappie bass and catfish we are able to catch from the nearby lakes.
  8. Excellent Recipe. I will make this again.
  9. This was delicious! It literally took 5 minutes from start to finish. It is worth a try and I will make this again for sure.