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Orange Roughy with Basil and Peppers Recipe

Serves 4


  • 2 red or green bell peppers, seeded and julienne sliced
  • 1 small onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 tbsp fresh basil, chopped or 1 tsp dried basil leaves
  • 1/4 tsp ground pepper
  • 1 lb orange roughy fillets
  • 1 dash paprika
  • 1 lemon, cut in wedges


1. Layer peppers and onion over bottom of a shallow 12 x 7" microwave-safe baking dish.
2. Sprinkle with half of the basil and half the pepper.
3. Cover dish with plastic wrap, leaving one corner open to vent.
4. Microwave on HIGH (100%) setting for 2-3 minutes, or until vegetables are partially tender.
5. Arrange fillets over vegetables, with thickest portions toward outside, and sprinkle with remaining basil and pepper.
6. Dust lightly with paprika.
7. Cover with vented plastic wrap and microwave 7-9 minutes longer, or until fish flakes easily with a fork, rotating dish 1/2 turn after 4 minutes.
8. Let stand, covered, 3 minutes before serving with lemon wedges.


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Main Ingredient:Seafood / Fish
Course:Main Dish
Preparation Method:Microwave

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