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Broiled Fish Fillet

Make this delicious, broiled fish fillets recipe using the broiler, the drawer beneath an oven, an underutilized part of our kitchen ovens! Recipe source: University of Arizona: Division of Agriculture

Prep Time: 5 minutes Total Time: 10-12 minutes Cook Time: 5-7 minutes Servings: 2
Ingredients Click the play button next to each ingredient for How-To Videos
  • 2 6oz Catfish Fillets (or similar flaky white fish, such as pollock or tilapia)
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • 1 Lemon or Lime
  1. Spray sheet pan lined with foil and both sides of fish with non-stick cooking spray. Season top side of fish with salt and pepper. Place on pan.
  2. Broil about 7-8 inches from broiler unit or flames about 5-7 minutes per side, or until fish is opaque when flaked.
  3. Add a squeeze of lemon or lime and serve immediately.


  • 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 5 minutes on each side. A good rule of thumb is 10 minutes total for each inch of fish thickness.
  • If using frozen fish, thaw before cooking by placing in fridge while still wrapped for several hours or overnight. For faster thawing, place fish in a leak-proof bag and submerge it in cold water for 30 minutes.


Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1 % Daily Value
Calories 240
Fat 10 g 13%
Saturated Fat 0 g 0%
Cholesterol 120 mg 40%
Sodium 198 mg 9%
Total Carbohydrates 0 g 0%
Fiber 0 g 0%
Sugars 0 g
Protein 38 g 76%
Ingredient Nutrition Info

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