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Easy Citrus Fish


Most landlocked Americans aren't fond of fish. I get it. My mother struggled most of my formative years to get me to eat fish that wasn't deep fried and drowning in ketchup. I opened up to salmon in middle school, but the rest of it was too fishy. Not surprisingly, my time in Japan totally changed my mind on fish. But unless you live on a coast, fish that good is hard to find and you have to settle for frozen. With a splash of citrus and a little spice, though, you can make even frozen fish tasty enough for a picky landlubber. No ketchup or deep frying required!

We like this recipe because it is super easy. It works best with frozen fish, and it is totally customizable based on what you have on hand. A great choice for a healthy meal on a hectic weeknight.

Easy Citrus Fish

Serves 4

Prep Time: 10 minutes     Cook Time: 45 minutes     Total Time: 55 minutes


4 frozen fish fillets

1 green pepper

1 red pepper

1 onion

4 red potatoes

1 lime

2 teaspoons fajita seasoning

1 tablespoon lemon, lime, or orange juice

Olive Oil


1. Set oven to 350.

2. Prepare ingredients and place them in a stoneware dish with lid or individual foil packets as you go. Cut potatoes into ¼ inch slices. These will be the bottom layer. If you are making individual packets, divide the potatoes evenly.

3. Thin slice the peppers and onion. Place them on top of the potatoes.

4. Drizzle with a little olive oil. Sprinkle with fajita seasoning.

5. Cut the lime into thin slices. Place these on top of the veggies.

6. Pour the juice over the limes and veggies.

7. Place fillets on top, skin side up (if they have skin). Drizzle with a little olive oil.

8. If you are using a baking dish, just cover it. If you are using foil, fold and seal the packets so that none of the steam escapes. Bake at 350 for 50 minutes or until the fish flakes easily.

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