Googie’s Kitchen presents Lemon Buttered Herb Fish

Lemon Buttered/Ghee Herb Fish with Jasmine Rice and Steamed Greens

My son is a huge fan of fish so it’s a food I try to incorporate into our weekly menu a lot. For a long time, we were eating the same fish dishes which became a bit tedious. So I felt a change was needed and I started looking for different fish dinner ideas. Nowadays, I’m always searching or thinking of new ways to cook fish.

The other week we had a lemon, buttered/ghee chicken dish which everyone enjoyed. So I decided to try it with a plain piece of fish. We ate this with basa fillets but it could be eaten with cod too. As it has lemon and dried mixed herbs I would suggest a plain tasting fish would be best with this dinner. Below is a video and recipe for you.

Lemon Buttered Herb Fish
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Serves 4


  • Small saucepan
  • Large mixing bowl
  • Stirring spoon
  • Teaspoon
  • Baking tray
  • Fish slice


  • Lemon x 1 juice and zest
  • Unsalted butter or Ghee x 50g
  • Cod or Basa fillets x 4
  • Dried mixed herbs x 1 tsp
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  • Preheat the grill to high.
  • Put the small saucepan on a low heat.
  • Place the butter or ghee into the pan and melt until it becomes a liquid.
  • Then remove from the heat.
  • Now put the fish into the large bowl.
  • Be sure to remove any skin or bones from the fish.
  • Pour the butter or ghee over the fish.
  • Next zest the skin from the lemon into the bowl.
  • Cut the lemon in half and squeeze the juice from it using the juicer or fork.
  • Sprinkle over the dried mixed herbs and add salt and pepper to your taste.
  • Rub the lemon and butter mixture as evenly as you can across the fish with your hands.
  • Place the fish in the baking tray and drizzle the excess over the top.
  • Slide the fish under the grill and cook for about 5 minutes or until the fish pulls apart easily.
  • Once cooked, remove from the grill and serve with boiled rice or a grain of your choice and steamed greens.
Lemon Buttered/Ghee Herb Fish with Jasmine Rice and Steamed Greens

Lemon Buttered/Ghee Herb Fish was a great way to make a plain piece of fish exciting. We had ours with jasmine rice and steamed greens. The fish could be eaten with boiled new potatoes or quinoa. It’s a quick and easy way to help make plain fish interesting. Plus it doesn’t take hours to cook it. However you decide to eat this dish, as always, enjoy.