Buttery Oven Baked Fish

On these cold winter days, it is nice to have an excuse to start the oven to help warm the house. I baked fish yesterday and it turned out very tasty! This recipe is full of flavor and very quick to make.


I started out spraying cooking spray in a 9 x 13 baking dish. I sprinkled some St. Elmo seasoning on the fillets.

Next, in a separate bowl I melted 4 tablespoons of butter.  To the melted butter I added more St. Elmo seasoning, Kosher salt, paprika, onion powder, garlic powder, lemon and lime juice.

I drizzled the seasoned butter over the fish fillets. If you like a little crunch, you can add Panko bread crumbs to the top of the fillets. Bake in a 400 degree oven for 15-20 minutes depending on the thickness of the fish.  That is it! This was a great dinner with virtually no clean up afterwards. That is my kind of baking.


3-4 whitefish fillets [Any whitefish will work]

A sprinkle St. Elmo seasoning over the fillet

4 tbs of melted butter

1/2 tsp of St. Elmo seasoning

1/4 tsp of Kosher salt

1/4 tsp of paprika

1/4 tsp of onion powder

1/4 tsp of garlic powder

1/2 tsp of lemon juice

1/4 tsp of lime juice


Baked Fish Recipe

What do you do when you want to grill fish, but run out of propane shortly after firing the grill up? You bake it! Running out of propane did not stop us from having a great dinner.  When baking fish I like to keep the seasoning simple. I want to taste the fish, not the seasoning.


This recipe is great for any mild fish. Walleye, tilapia, and redfish are my favorites to bake or grill.  Smaller fish, such as bluegill and crappie, seem to fall apart too easily, so I prefer frying these types of fish.


I start out by making a non-stick aluminum foil boat with a small amount of lemon juice poured in. Next, I sprinkle the fillets with onion powder, garlic powder, salt, pepper, Lawry’s seasoned salt, and Old Bay seasoning. I only season one side of the fillet, but you can do both sides if you prefer.


I cooked the fish for about 10-12 minutes per side in a 425 degree oven. Be careful to avoid breaking the fillet while flipping.


This recipe is very easy, but it turned out great.  One other thing I really like about this recipe is the prep time is less than 5 minutes.

Check out my fried crappie post here.


Fried Crappie Recipe

Who doesn’t love fried fish? Especially when you caught them yourself. Crappies are one of my favorite fish to eat. We caught these crappies from Lake Shafer in August.


We decided to cook these up for dinner one night. The seasoning I chose to use was Open Season, but I really like Uncle Bucks available at Bass Pro Shops. I like to mix together their original seasoning with their spicy flavor. I also add bread crumbs for a little extra crunch.

I use paper plates, because it makes clean up much easier. The only dishes I have to use are the bowl for the egg wash and the skillet.


Pat at the crappie fillets completely dry. Once dry drop them into the egg wash.

After they have been soaked in the egg mix coat them with the breading mix. Don’t be afraid to make the breading is thick.


I like to cook the fish outside on the grill gas burner. This keeps the fried fish smell outside. You also don’t have to worry about the fish splattering. Put enough oil in the skillet to cover at least half of the fish. Cook the side down until it turns golden brown. Flip the fillet over and cook the other side to golden brown. The fish will come out crunchy and ready to eat.


I almost like eating them as much as I like catching them. Okay, not really, but they sure are tasty!