Sit down to dinner in under 30 minutes with
this easy way to make fish in the oven.
I used catfish, but scrod or other mild fish would also work.
Melt the butter in a shallow plate in the oven.
Coat both sides of the fish in the butter.
Sprinkle with lemon juice, salt and pepper.
Top with the crushed Ritz crackers and a little melted butter.
Bake for 20 minutes. Longer for thicker fillets.
A nice buttery crunchy topping.
Easy Baked Fish
1 lb fish fillets, about 4
4 T butter, 1/2 stick
1-2 T lemon juice
salt & pepper
1/2 sleeve Ritz crackers, crushed
Put 3 T butter in a shallow baking dish and put it in
the oven as it's preheating to 400.
Rinse the fish and pat dry with a paper towel.
Remove the dish with the melted butter from the
oven and lay the fish on and turn to coat both
sides with butter. Squeeze 1/2 lemon, about
1-2 T juice over the fish. Sprinkle generously with
salt & pepper.Top the fish with the crushed Ritz
crackers and drizzle the top with a the remaining
melted butter. Bake at 400 for about 20-30
minutes, until fish is opaque and
the crumbs are golden.
tip: oven fries or small new potatoes can
bake along with the fish.