All-Purpose Sauce for Fish

It's hard to come up with lots of different sauces for all the varieties of fish available. Generally, though, fresh & light citrus flavors go well with most fish. Here is a recipe for an "all-purpose" sauce for fish.

Note: you can get more juice from the lemons and oranges by microwaving the fruit for about 10 to 15 seconds first. Then roll the fruit between your palm and the countertop for a few seconds, before cutting it open to juice it.

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Sauce Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup of fresh lemon juice
  • Finely grated zest from 1 lemon
  • 2/3 cup of fresh sweet orange juice (navel oranges work well)
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • Salt & white pepper, to taste

Whisk together all the ingredients until they're blended well. Sauce is best made within a few hours of use. Refrigerate until ready to use. Before serving, you can bring the sauce back to room temperature or heat it if you prefer.

This sauce for fish goes particularly well with barbecue fish like salmon or trout. Grilled fish has lots of great flavor on its own, so you don't need a lot of sauce - just a light drizzle will do the trick. Browse our website for BBQ seafood recipes and BBQ salmon recipes.



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