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Baked Fish with Mustard Butter


Use haddock, cod, or other mild flaky fish fillets in this easy recipe. The mustard and butter give the fish nice flavor.

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 15 minutes

Yield: Makes 5 to 6 Servings


  • 2 pounds fish fillets, such as haddock, cod, or pollock
  • 3 cups water
  • 3/4 cup lemon juice
  • 6 tablespoons butter
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 4 teaspoons Dijon style mustard
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • chopped parsley


Thaw fish if frozen. Cut fillets into serving-size portions, about 6 ounces each. Place fillets in single layer in a shallow baking dish, about 12x8x2 inches. Combine water and lemon juice and pour over fish. Cover and let the fish marinate in refrigerator for 15 minutes. Combine the butter, 3 tablespoons of lemon juice, Dijon mustard, salt, paprika, and pepper in a saucepan. Heat until butter is melted.

Place fish on a well-greased broiler pan. Brush the fish generously with mustard mixture. Broil 4 inches from source of heat for four to six minutes;*  turn carefully. Again brush generously with the mustard sauce and broil four to six minutes longer or until fish flakes easily when tested with a fork. 

Arrange on a serving plate and sprinkle with parsley. Heat the remaining mustard mixture  and spoon over the fish. 

Makes 5 to 6 servings

*Note: The cooking time for the fish depends on how thick the fillets or steaks are. For fillets measuring about 1 inch at their thickest, cook for about five minutes on each side. Adjust time for fillets of other size accordingly.


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