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Orange Roughy with Citrus Sauce

Orange Roughy with Citrus Sauce

Clever fish recipes are always appreciated here at CSWS; they give us great flavors, beautiful presentations and enticing wine pairings.  Such is the case this week: a delicious orange roughy accented by a citrus sauce and paired with an incredible sparkling wine.

The wine: Vino Spumante Fior d’Arancio – Spumante Dolce DOC – La Montecchia from the Colli Euganei DOC. It has a big, round orange label, and yes, we know it’s a mouthful, so just ask for ‘La Montecchia.’ This sparkling white is so good, it simply must be considered to accompany any orange-flavored dish because of its a sweet/sour, mandarin orange profile. It’s just lovely.

Orange Roughy


1 lb orange roughy filets
1/2 c milk
1/4 tsp salt
1/3 c all-purpose flour
1 1/2 tbsp olive oil
1 tbsp minced garlic
1 tbsp fresh lime juice
1 tbsp lemon juice
4 tbsp orange juice
1 tbsp chopped fresh parsley
2 tbsp thinly sliced green onion
1 tbsp butter


Soak fish in milk for 10 minutes. Remove, sprinkle with salt and dredge in flour.

Heat 2 tablespoons oil in a frying pan over medium-high heat. Cook fish until it is golden on one side, about 3 minutes. Cook second side until golden and cooked through, about 3 to 4 more minutes. Remove fish and reserve on a serving platter.

Wipe frying pan clean. Reduce heat to low, add remaining oil and cook garlic 30 seconds. Add lime juice, lemon juice, orange juice, parsley, and green onions. Add butter, swirl in skillet until just creamy. Pour sauce over fish and serve.

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