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20 Simple Orange Roughy Recipes for Dinner

Step up your fish game with these tasty orange roughy recipes!

You’ll love how this simple and delicious component enhances your next fish dinner recipe

Grilled Orange Roughy Fish with Vegetables
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Once known as the poor man’s lobster, orange roughy is a mild whitefish that absorbs flavors beautifully.

Think of it as a blank canvas you can paint deliciousness all over.

Unfortunately, this fish is relatively rare, but if you get a chance to try it, please do!

And when you do, make sure to use one of these yummy orange roughy recipes. They’re so delicious and super easy to whip up.


1. Simple Orange Roughy 

If you’re hesitant about cooking with fish, give this quick dish a shot. You’ll be blown away by this mega-easy orange roughy recipe.

You’ll pan-sear the fish in butter, creating a slightly crisp exterior that melts in your mouth.

Don’t forget to pour a generous helping of lemon cream sauce for an excellent finale.

2. Blackened Orange Roughy

Can you believe it only takes 10 minutes to prepare this beautifully charred fish? 

This simple method infuses so much delicious flavor into each filet, so each buttery bite delights your palate.

All you need is a side salad or some roasted potatoes on the side for a fantastic weeknight fish dinner the whole family will love.

3. Orange Roughy with Blueberry Mango Salsa

Want to shake up your regular barbecue menu?

This innovative fish recipe will give you something new to treat your backyard party guests.

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You’ll grill the fish to perfection before dousing it with a heavy helping of blueberry and mango salsa.

It’s everything you could want in a summer dinner and more!

4. Fish with White Wine Sauce

Ready to impress that someone special with a restaurant-worthy meal?

After one mouthful of this decadent fish dish, your dinner honey will be begging for seconds.

They call this recipe “Fish with White Wine Sauce.”

But I think “White Wine Sauce with Fish” fits better since the rich gravy is the star of the show here. 

No matter what you call it, I know you’ll love it.

5. Dill Parmesan Crusted Orange Roughy

Dill is having a moment in the culinary world, and this recipe is no exception.

You’ll love how the fresh bite of herbs gives this fish a mouthwatering flavor.

Combined with the perfectly crusted parmesan coating, this is one tasty fish dish you’ll be sure to obsess over. 

6. Breaded Orange Roughy

The next time you make homemade fish and chips, swap out the usual cod orange roughy.

Trust me, you’ll love how the mild flavor soaks up the breading. Each bite melts in your mouth with delicious flavors of parmesan and the sea.

After one taste of this orange roughy, you’ll have a hard time going back to your usual pub fare. 

7. Citrusy Baked Orange Roughy In Foil Packets – Foil Packet Cooking Method

It doesn’t get any easier than this 15-minute baked orange roughy.

Baking fish in foil locks in delicious moisture and flavor. After all, there’s nowhere for it to go but inside the fish!

Each bite brings enticing flavors of cilantro, lemon, and lime. Everyone will struggle to resist a second helping.

8. Fish à la Meunière

Fish à la Meunière may sound like it comes from a Michelin star restaurant, but it’s actually super easy to whip up at home.

With just a handful of ingredients, you can prepare this decadent fish in only 20 minutes.

That means less time in the kitchen and more time drinking wine with friends. Win-win!

9. Bistro Orange Roughy

Believe it or not, you can easily create this crushable orange roughy recipe in under 30 minutes.

Simply fry the filets in butter and herbs until golden brown. Then serve with brown rice, angel hair pasta, or crunchy roasted potatoes.

Each scrumptious bite explodes with an incredibly buttery white wine sauce you’ll go nuts for – in the best way possible.

10. Lime and Herb Orange Roughy

If you’re ready to take your taste buds on an adventure, this is the recipe for you.

And you won’t believe how much flavor soaks inside this yummy orange roughy recipe.

Each mouthful tantalizes your palate with citrusy lime flavors, accentuated by smoky paprika and cumin.

Make sure you leave room for seconds – there’s no doubt you’ll want some!

11. Caesar Orange Roughy

This surprisingly simple Caeser dish only calls for four ingredients. Yet, it’s insanely flavorful and tender.

In fact, if you have a picky eater in the family, this dish might just turn them into a seafood-lover. 

Coat each orange roughy filet with cheese, crackers, and caesar dressing. Then sit back and watch as your family gobbles it up.

12. Easy Baked Orange Roughy

Looking for a healthy fish recipe to feed a hungry family?

This orange roughy recipe is light, bright, and jam-packed with incredible flavor.

I love the pops of juicy cherry tomatoes and how they blend beautifully with the fresh basil and parsley.

It’s my go-to summer dish on a hot Friday night.

13. Cajun Fried Fish and Cheese Grits

If you’re craving a little taste of Southern hospitality, whip up a batch of this Cajun fried fish with cheese grits.

I’m drooling already!

The fish is tender and warmly spiced, making every mouthful better than the last.

It’s so good, you’ll feel like you’ve been transported to a Louisiana fish shack.

And paired with cheesy grits? I’m a goner!

14. Air Fryer Orange Roughy

You likely already know how much I love my Air Fryer. It’s one of my favorite kitchen appliances – especially for cooking fish.

You need little to no oil and only 20 minutes to create a filet that’s lightly crisp on the outside and perfectly juicy and tender on the inside.

You can’t get flaky fish like this in the oven!

15. Orange Roughy on Rice with Thai-spiced Coconut Sauce

I’m a massive fan of seafood and fish curries.

If you’re curious about the combo, try this super simple Thai-spiced fish curry with coconut sauce.

Orange roughy is the perfect blank slate for curry paste, absorbing all the tantalizing flavors into each bite.

Serve with sticky white rice and fresh mango slices.

16. Healthy Pistachio Crusted White Fish

Pistachios are my all-time favorite nut. And when they’re used to coat fish, I go weak in the knees!

This recipe looks fantastic, but it’s actually ideal as a last-minute dinner option.

So, if you have unexpected guests and aren’t in the mood to cook (we’ve all been there), this recipe will save the day. 

It’s effortless to make, and the results look straight out of a Bon Appetit magazine.

17. Mediterranean Baked Orange Roughy

I can’t recommend this fresh and tasty Mediterranean-baked fish enough.

If you’ve never thought of pairing tomatoes and olives with fish, let me be the first to tell you: you absolutely should. 

This creative concoction is bright, vibrant, and beyond scrumptious. So scatter over a bit of feta and dig in!

18. Easy Grilled Orange Roughy

This recipe is a showcase of simplicity.

The flavors of fresh dill, lemon, and olive oil will instantly satisfy your palate in the best way possible.

And the fish is crazy-tender to boot.

It’s a great reminder that you don’t need much to create an exquisite meal.

19. Honey Orange Fish Filets

This honey orange roughy is a must-try if you like a little sweet with your savory.

Not only does this dish taste amazing, but you only need 15 minutes to prepare it.

Your weeknight dinners just got a whole lot easier.

20. Pecan-Crusted Fish Filets

Pecans and fish might just be the unlikely duo you never knew you needed. 

That said, you’ll fall in love with the satisfying crunch of this buttery fish at first bite.

Each morsel melts in your mouth with nutty, lemony flavors, leaving you craving more.

So, give this a try the next time you want to recreate a fine-dining experience at home. You won’t be disappointed.

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Step up your fish game with these tasty orange roughy recipes! You’ll love how this delicious component enhances your next fish dinner recipe. 


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Kim - InsanelyGood
Hey there! I'm Kim. I love running, cooking, and curling up with a good book! I share recipes for people who LOVE good food, but want to keep things simple :)

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