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Fish Fillets with Citrus-Herb Butter

Total Time

Prep: 10 min. + freezing Bake: 10 min.


4 servings

The stuff in our Test Kitchen combined dried herbs to transform ordinary butter into a tasty topping for your favorite fish fillets. Served with wild rice, this is a simply elegant entree.


  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1/3 cup mixed dried herbs of your choice (chives, thyme, basil, dill weed)
  • 2 tablespoons grated lemon zest
  • 2 tablespoons grated orange zest
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons orange juice
  • 4 teaspoons confectioners' sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 pound orange roughy, cod or haddock fillet


  1. Preheat oven to 375°. In a small bowl, combine first eight ingredients; beat until blended. Shape half of the butter mixture into a log; wrap in plastic and freeze. Place remaining mixture in a microwave-safe bowl; heat 1-2 minutes or until melted.
  2. Place fish fillets in an ungreased 13x9-in. baking dish. Drizzle with melted butter mixture. Bake, uncovered, 10-15 minutes or until fish flakes easily with a fork. Cut butter log into slices; serve with fish.

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