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Oven-Fried Bluefish with Herb Butter


  • 1 ½ pounds bluefish fillets
  • ½ cup milk
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ⅛ teaspoon freshly ground white pepper
  • 1 ½ cup finely ground fresh French bread crumbs
  • 3 tablespoons margarine or butter, melted

Prepare Herb Butter and set aside.

In large shallow dish, combine milk, salt and pepper.

Spread crumbs in another dish. Dip fish in milk, then coat evenly with crumbs. Place in a single layer in greased baking dish. Drizzle with melted margarine. Bake at 500° F until crisp and golden brown, about 8 to 12 minutes. Remove to serving dish. Serve with Herb Butter.

Herb Butter

  • ½ cup butter, softened
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
  • 2 tablespoons finely snipped fresh chives
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh parsley
  • ⅛ teaspoon salt
  • ⅛ teaspoon freshly ground white pepper

In small bowl, combine margarine, garlic, lime juice, chives, parsley, salt and pepper.

Contributed by Joyce Taylor MM2