Everyone knows that lemon goes well on fish but did you know that orange and fish are a tasty combination? Navel oranges will soon show up in the produce section of the grocery store here in North America. I like to use a navel orange for this simple easy and low calorie fish dish. The fish is baked in a 400 degree oven for just 20 minutes so it doesn’t take long to put this meal on the table.
I would like to introduce you to Everglades seasoning from South Florida. It has a unique flavor from spices of tropics with out heat. They also make one with heat It has a wonderful mild favor that is perfect for fish. I also like it on pork chops. If it is not available in your grocer’s spice section you can go to it’s web site www.evergladesseasoning.com and order on line. It has the history of the spice that is really interesting.
Frozen or fresh flounder fillets
1 teaspoon orange zest from above orange per fillet
1 tablespoon chopped sweet red pepper per fillet
Everglades seasoning or season salt
Dash of pepper
Thin pat of margarine per fillet (optional)
Preheat oven at 400 degrees F.
Foil line baking pan and place fish fillets on foil, With a zest tool or grater scrape the outer layer of the orange skin to make orange zest. Finish peeling the orange and slice. Season fish with a dash of pepper and seasoning. Lay orange slice on each fillet and sprinkle chopped pepper, parsley and orange zest on top of each fillet. A small thin pat of margarine can be places on each fillet. Top with foil and seal to keep in juices. Bake fish for 20 minutes if unfrozen. Frozen fish will take 10 to 15 longer minutes. Fish should be flakey and tender.
Dill Fish Mayonnaise
½ cup mayonnaise
1 tablespoon orange juice
½ teaspoon lemon juice
1 teaspoon parsley flakes or fresh parsley chopped finely
½ teaspoon dill weed
1 tablespoon sweet pickle relish
Salt and pepper to taste.
Mix all ingredients together in a small bowl and chill. Serve with fish.
This recipe can be used with any white fish. So when you are out of ideas and out of money baked fish can fit into your budget.