Broiled fish is quick, easy and simple to cook. All you really need is fish, lemon, salt, pepper and butter for a flavorful and flaky result.
Although I used trout for this recipe, you can use other kinds like salmon, halibut, mahi-mahi or sole. The thickness of the fish will determine how long it takes to cook. If you are using a thick piece make sure you cook it on the lower rack of your oven. Otherwise the fish will not cook completely and you run the risk of burning the top. The general rule of thumb is 2 inches away from the heat source for every 1/2 inch of thickness.
It is important that the oven be preheated for at least 10 minutes before you start your broiling. Turn the broiling unit (grilling unit is the same) to high.
If you are broiling a fish with skin, make little slits in the skin so it does not shrink and cook it skin side up.
You will find that broiled fish is truly a great way to eat it. Here is what you need for a delicious and simple broiled fish recipe:
- Heat your oven on broil.
- Rinse and pat dry the fish.
- Place the fish in an oven proof dish.
- Squeeze a large lemon over the fish and cover it in juice.
- Season it with salt and pepper.
- Add a small dab of butter.
- Place the fish in the oven, on the lowest rack.
- Cook the fish for approximately 20 minutes, turning the dish, and making sure not to burn it.
- Serve and enjoy!