Jan 042010

Happy New Year! Hope you had a great Holiday…after a big celebration to welcome 2010, we decided to eat lighter to compensate all what we ate for this Christmas and New Years celebration…
Orange Roughy? There are a couple of reasons:

1. My husband likes better white fish, according to him they are less “fishy”. I am not sure about his hypothesis, because I had white fishes that were very “fishy”, anyway, no need for further discussion…

2. I usually buy the fish frozen, individually packed at Costco, they defrost very fast so I can come up with something fast when I run out of idea, this is one of the recipe that I often use, again, it is simple, fast and very healthy. I like the idea of topping the fish with fresh crushed garlic, once baked, the garlic turns kind of crispy, adding a great flavor to the fish.


3 small filets Orange Roughy
2 cloves garlic
Salt and pepper to taste
1 tablespoon olive oil


Cover the filets with olive oil and sprinkle with crushed garlic, thyme, paprika, salt and pepper to taste.

Bake for 15 to 20 minutes at 375F.

Serve hot.

Curiosity Corner Jan 2013
Did you know that orange roughy is found in cold deep water? It has been speculated that orange roughy can live a long lifespan… up to 149 years.

Thank you for stopping by Simple Recipes and have a great week!

  66 Responses to “Baked Orange Roughy”

  1. I agree, fish is the way to go in the new year. I’ve never had orange roughy, but this recipe is well worth a try.

  2. Baked orange roughy sounds light and delicious! Happy new year!

  3. Happy New Year! Now is really the time for light dishes like these….

  4. Happy New Year!
    Looks wonderful and with lent right around the corner I need all the fish recipe I can find.

  5. Happy New Year!
    This is a delicious and healthy meal that I would like to try~ Thank you!

  6. love your thyme and paprika marinade for your fish. this is a really healthy and delicious meal!

  7. Hi Juliana

    Happy New Year! I like Costco’s fish…they are always fresh and a good price.This looks very flavorful!

  8. MMMMMM,…a lovely fish dish!!


  9. I have had orange roughy a few times and enjoyed it. My hubby grills it using an Emeril recipe, my fav way. This looks terrific, and simple. Love the salad in the background. Happy New Year to you.

  10. Mmm I love fish and this looks delicious. I don’t think I have tried orange roughy before!

  11. this fish takes me way back to when I was a kid – I love orange roughy!

  12. I hope you had a wonderful holiday season! This is really the perfect healthy and delicious meal to start off the New Year!

  13. I love orange roughy, and this looks absolutely delicious! Happy New Year to you!!!

  14. Looks delicious, I had no idea those fish could live for so long!

  15. I’ve also had some pretty “fishy” white fishes…

    Your dish looks scrumptious! Lovely flavors!

    Happy New year!



  16. I also would rather have white fish but you are correct, sometimes the white fish is also very fishy. Orange Roughy is usually a very mild fish. I am going to try your recipie for my Hubs….he would love it…especially with the garlic and I love it because it is so easy. Thanks for posting the recipe.

  17. This looks great! You reminded me that I haven’t been eating enough fish. I love thyme – I’ve been using it in everything lately. Happy New Year!

  18. Talking about Costco – I buy frozen salmon fillet, halibut fillet, shrimps and scallops 🙂

  19. This looks yummy, and super easy. I love the salad you paired it with, too. I’ll be right over for dinner! Happy new year to you!

  20. This looks so yummy and easy. I’ve had good luck with the fish at Costco too.

  21. I could absolutely kick myself for not reading your blog BEFORE dinner tonight! I started the South Beach Diet this week and had some orange roughy tonight. Just broiled. BORING. I could have used your recipe for some flavor!

  22. haha- I’ve had some pretty fishy white fish too but regardless, this sounds like a great recipe. My husband loves orangey dishes- I will have to make this for him. Happy New year!!

  23. What a delicious but simple way to enjoy orange roughy! And I had no idea that they lived that long! :O Surely that must be one of the longest lifespans (sure beats the life of a goldfish 😛 )

  24. Happy new year.
    I agree with your hubby white fish is less fishy. I know it is weird but even i think that way 🙂

  25. Wow! Those Orange Roughy live a long time. I wonder what they eat?! 😀

    Looks great and so does the yummy salad!

  26. I love to eat white fish. they taste so much better.
    By the way, i love that salad on the background.
    Strawberries + ?

  27. We do fish the same way. We buy tilapia from sam’s club individually frozen, and it’s so easy to thaw and cook. I also think white fish is less fishy. 🙂 I’ve heard that if you let the fish sit with lemon juice on it for a few minutes, it can help get rid of the “fishy” taste.

  28. Very light and healthy. You are ushering in the New Year just right. 🙂 Fast and easy weeknight meal too!

  29. the thyme makes it aromatic and the paprika makes it pretty and flavorful–yep, this is a great fish dish!

  30. oh this looks and sounds delicious!!!

  31. We too are trying to eat a bit lighter. I’m coming up with all sorts of healthy meals. This looks like a great one. Happy New Year!

  32. Hi Juliana, happy new year, I just read that you were raised in Brazil, that’s cool I’m from Sao Paulo
    what about you?
    And finally I found somebody that thinks the same about fish I also prefer white fish because they are less fishy. 🙂 Your looks delicious.

  33. A quick, healthful weeknight dish like that is sorely welcome after all the over-indulging we did over the holidays. Just looking at it makes me feel 10 pounds lighter already. OK, maybe not. But at least a few ounces lighter to be sure. 😉

  34. Mmmm.. I know this is delicious as I have tried it with a different fish and its a lovely combination of flavours.

  35. My family love to eat fish. I always buy fresh salmon from Costco. Your fish looks simple to cook and delicious too. Thanks for sharing.

  36. Juliana – Thanks for stopping by “A nod is as good as wink to a blind horse”. You have a terrific blog here and this Roughy recipe is awesome ~ great flavors and easy to prepare.
    I look forward to read more of your creative post.

  37. Happy New Year to you Juliana! This sounds so simple and very delicious. It’s summer here and after being out at the beach/pool/park etc, this sounds like a very quick and healthy dinner to throw together. Thanks for the inspiration.

  38. I LOVE white fish. How are they packaged at Costo–like in a big bag or in the little saran wrapped packets? My mom has a membership and I may go mooch off her…

  39. Pedro Ribeiro: The salad on the post indeed contain strawberries, if you wish, search the recipe in my older posts. The strawberries add color and gives the salad a very refreshing taste.

    Anna: Yes, I am from Sao Paulo as well, but have been living in LA for a long time, happy to meet you 🙂

    Blond Duck: The Orange Roughy at Costco comes is a big pack, but they are individually packed, which makes it easy.

  40. Orange Roughy? I’ve enver heard of that before. I like how you seasonsed the fish! Hapy 2010!

  41. Happy New Year Juliana.

    I love the simplicity of this baked fish. Sounds delicious.

  42. Definitely a simple and delicious meal!

  43. Hi Juliana, Thanks for dropping by my blog… you have a very pretty site, very pleasing to the eye, and I love the colour green:D Been scrolling down your blog and found your sweetrolls which look really light and fluffy. Since bread is my favourite bake, I am going to try it soon. Cheers! Jeannie.

  44. Nice simple recipe!

  45. Hi Juliana, thank you for visiting my blog earlier and it’s a great pleasure of meeting you. This orange baked recipe sounds wonderful and refreshing. It’s a keeper indeed! Thanks for sharing. Will scroll around then… Have a nice weekend. Cheers.

  46. I usually don’t really like white fish because they can be kind of bland…but yours sound and look really nice and flavorful! Haha, so I suppose you husband doesn’t like fishy fish like salmon?

  47. 149 year life span?! Wow! I learn something new everyday! Anyway, that recipe sounds delicious – so healthy too and simple… all the things I look for in one recipe!

  48. I’m betting these flavors would be great on baked tofu, too! That’s my kind of “white meat”. 😉

  49. Happy New Year!

    That looks delicious. You just gave me idea how to cook white fish. I was running out of ideas. Thanks

  50. I’ve never had that type of fish, but it sure looks good!

  51. This looks absolutely scrumptious, and what an interesting fact!

  52. These simple recipes are often the best! Sounds and looks delicious!

  53. Interesting! I actually tend to think white fish are more fishy. But actually it probably depends on the fish itself. What a great way to prepare it!

  54. Looks wonderful…I had no idea they could live that long!
    I need to make more fish, I’m just not very good at it.

  55. Julian, I have not had orange roughy in a while, so I might have to look here in St Louis to see if I can find it, and make this. You can soak fish in milk or buttermilk to take that flavor out of fish he does not like. For some reason fish n chips sound really good right now!

  56. hello juliana
    i did not konw this fish !! thanks for the sharing! PIerre

  57. Happy New year to ya!
    I love your orange roughy recipe, simple yet so scrumptious and it is always such a treat to view your pictures!

  58. This looks like the perfect thing for a quick weeknight dinner. We eat a lot of fish, and this is just the kind of thing we love to do with it. Great idea!

  59. wow! This is exactly what I do when I get a piece of fish that I want to cook fast! Can’t go wrong with garlic and paprika!
    I have got a giveaway going this week on my blog (goodies from Lebanon) so stop by if you wish!
    Happy new year to you!

  60. Sophia: Yes you are right, my husband cannot stand salmon 🙁

    Hannah: I am sure that will taste great in tofu as well 🙂

    Chef E: Soak in milk or buttermilk? Great! I’ll definitely try this “trick”

  61. Lovely crust, I agree with you some white fish can be fishy too. Here in Switzerland, I use pangasius, I bought them frozen too so I can have some fish stand by at home. The baking method is great simple yet delish. Happy New Year to you : )

  62. Yuummmm! Looks so tasty!! I love fish!

  63. This looks delicious. Fish is one of my favorite foods, but I don’t cook it often.

    Thanks for stopping by for a visit.

  64. For some unknown reason, I don’t seem to buy that much orange roughy to cook with. Not sure why. But obviously, from the looks of this beautiful dish, I ought to start stacking up on fillets. 😉

  65. This is the first time I have bought frozen Orange Roughy from Costco. I know it is a frozen fish, but should it smell like fish coming out of the freezer? I know that is the weirdest question, but when we bought the frozen Mahi from Costco I don’t remember it smelling so strong.