Meatless Friday: Fish with Citrus-Mint Sauce


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Simple and inexpensive can still be fancy: this easy fish recipe takes under 15 minutes start to finish and looks so pretty on the plate! I used pollock to make this dish, but you can use any white fish such as flounder, cod, whiting or tilapia. This works with fresh fish or individually-quick-frozen fillets.

The mint and parsley came from my very own herb garden that my kids planted for me this Mother’s Day; next time I’ll probably garnish this dish with more mint instead of parsley–but use what you have!

"Meatless Friday: Fish with Citrus Mint Sauce" by Barb Szyszkiewicz (

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Fish with Citrus-Mint Sauce

4 4-ounce fish fillets
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp black pepper
1/4 tsp garlic powder (use roasted garlic powder if you have it for an extra punch of flavor)
1 TBL olive oil

For the sauce:

1 TBL butter
1/2 cup orange juice
2 TBL lemon juice
1 TBL chopped mint (or 1 tsp dried mint)


Fresh lemon slices
1/4 cup fresh parsley or mint leaves

Preheat oven to 375°F.

Brush half the oil on the bottom of a 9X13 glass baking pan. Place fish in pan and brush with remaining oil. Season fish with salt, pepper and garlic powder. Bake 10 minutes per inch of thickness (for flat fillets, I baked the fish about 6 minutes).

While fish is baking, add butter and juices to small saucepan and reduce by half over medium-high heat. Add mint and cook about 1 minute more.

Remove cooked fish to platter and pour some of the sauce over the top. Garnish with fresh lemon slices and parsley or mint leaves. Serve the remaining sauce on the side.

"Meatless Friday: Fish with Citrus Mint Sauce" by Barb Szyszkiewicz (

Copyright 2017 Barb Szyszkiewicz. All rights reserved.



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About Author

Barb Szyszkiewicz is a wife, mom, Secular Franciscan, managing editor for Today's Catholic Teacher magazine and editor at Her three children range in age from high school to young adult, and she enjoys writing, cooking, and reading. Barb is a music minister at her parish and an avid Notre Dame football and basketball fan. Find her blog at FranciscanMom and her family’s favorite recipes with nutrition information for diabetics at Cook and Count.


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