Baked Fish Fillets
Fish fillets drizzled with lemon juice and baked in a simple white sauce with a buttered bread crumb topping.
1 pound fresh or frozen fillets
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1/8 teaspoon paprika
Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
1 tablespoon butter or margarine
1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
1/2 cup milk
1/4 cup buttered bread crumbs
1 tablespoon snipped parsley for garnish
- Thaw frozen fillets; cut into serving-size pieces. Place in a greased shallow baking dish. Sprinkle with lemon juice, paprika, salt and pepper.
- In saucepan, melt butter; blend in flour and cook 30 seconds. Stir in milk; cook and stir until thickened and bubbly; season with salt and pepper. Pour sauce over fillets. Sprinkle with crumbs.
- Bake, uncovered, in a preheated oven at 350°F (175°C) for 35 minutes or until fish flakes easily. Garnish with parsley, if desired.
Makes 2 to 4 servings.