Easy White Fish Broil


Prepare yourself for the easiest and tastiest fish recipe ever. It’s adapted from a recipe in one of the boy’s cookbooks (Esquire’s Eat Like a Man). We’ve made this twice so far, and thoroughly enjoyed it both times. It’s also a good excuse to use that oft neglected broiler drawer on your oven.

Easy White Fish Broil


  • 2 skinless white fish fillets*, 6 oz. each
  • 2 Tbsp. of butter, softened but not melted
  • Fine sea salt
  • Ground white pepper
  • Herbes de Provence
  • 2 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 1/4 c. freshly squeezed lemon juice

*We’ve used red snapper and halibut for this recipe before, and both were tasty. Striped bass, branzino, etc. would also work.


  1. Preheat the broiler.
  2. Cover the bottom of a baking sheet with foil and lightly brush/spread an area a little bigger than your fillets with part of the softened butter.
  3. Season the fish on both sides with salt and pepper. Place on baking sheet. Liberally brush the tops with the rest of the softened butter, and season with the herbes de Provence.
  4. fish-prep

  5. Broil for about 5 minutes, or until the fish just starts to flake.
  6. While the fish is cooking, stir together the olive oil and lemon juice, and add in some more herbes de Provence.
  7. Transfer the fish to plates, and drizzle the oil mix over and around the fish.
  8. Enjoy!
  9. fish-meal


Are you a fan of fish? What’s your favorite fishy recipe?



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