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Baked Fish in Lemon Garlic Sauce

Nalini Sodhi Iyer | July 23, 2020
Baked Fish in Lemon Garlic Sauce

Fish with lemon sauce is a well-known exotic continental dish which has an impressive presentation and a heavenly taste. Add some garlic to the rich zesty sauce to elevate the taste of this mouth-watering dish which is sure to leave you and your guests craving for more.


  1. Basa fillet or any firm fish of your choice – 1
  2. Lemon – 1 pc – zest from the same lemon and few lemon slices
  3. Butter – 1 knob; molten
  4. Extra virgin olive oil – 1 tbsp
  5. Garlic – 1 clove; grated
  6. Fresh coriander or parsley – 1 tbsp; chopped
  7. Green onion – 1; chopped
  8. Sea salt – to taste
  9. Fresh pepper powder – to taste
  10. Chili flakes – 1 tbsp


  1. Pat the fish fillet with paper towel to ensure it is dry and doesn’t have any moisture.
  2. Season with sea salt and pepper on both sides and keep it aside.
  3. Combine the butter, extra virgin olive oil, lemon juice, lemon zest, grated garlic, chopped coriander/parsley, chopped green onion, chili flakes and give it a mix.
  4. Preheat the oven to 200 C. Line a baking dish with parchment paper.
  5. Coat the fish in the lemon garlic sauce on one side and place that side on the baking dish.
  6. Add the remaining sauce on top, ensuring the fish is well coated. Garnish with a few lemon slices as shown in the picture.
  7. Bake for 12-15 minutes or until it is cooked. You can even broil it for a minute or two to get a nice color on top. Spoon over the sauce from the sides.



This show stopper of a meal needs hardly any sophisticated culinary knowledge and guarantees fantastic results every time. Serve hot with grilled veggies, mashed potatoes or steamed buns to make it into a complete meal of your choice. Do share with us your experience in the comment box below, when making this flavoursome delight.


Nalini Sodhi Iyer

Nalini is a home chef, based out of Dubai and is now working on opening her own restaurant – aptly named Nalini’s Kitchen. She loves travelling, exploring bars and different cultures, trekking, single malts and gin and tonic.

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Arti Chopra
Arti Chopra
3 years ago

Loved the simple yet exotic recipe..though I made a slight change in the cooking process..I pan fried it in low flame for 8-10 mins..& it turned out perfect!

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