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Savory Lemon White Fish Fillets

This fish recipe is a quick and easy way to make a scrumptious and healthy meal that's versatile and only requires five ingredients.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: Universal
Keyword: Diabetic-Friendly, Gluten-Free, Keto, Quick and Easy, Seafood
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 197kcal
Author: SkinnyMs.


  • 16 to 24 ounces cod fillets halibut or flounder for substitute (4 fillets)
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil divided
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher or sea salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper freshly ground
  • 2 lemons one cut in halves, one cut in wedges


  • Allow the fish to sit in a bowl at room temperature for 10- 15 minutes.
  • Rub one tablespoon olive oil and sprinkle salt and pepper on both sides of each fillet. Place a skillet or sauté pan over medium heat and add two tablespoons of olive oil. When the oil is hot and shimmering, but not smoking, after about one minute, add the fish. Cook for two to three minutes on each side, so that each side is browned and the fish is cooked through.
  • Squeeze both lemon halves over the fish and remove from the heat. If there is any lemon juice left in the pan, pour it over the fish to serve. Serve with lemon wedges.


Tip: Make this into a meal by tossing arugula, baby kale, or other lettuce greens in lemon juice, olive oil, salt and pepper, and having as a side salad.


Serving: 1fillet | Calories: 197kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 21g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 56mg | Sodium: 223mg |
SmartPoints (Freestyle): 5