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These orange roughy recipes are easy, tasty ways to mix up your protein. The mild flavor and flaky meat pairs well with almost any seasoning, sauce, or sides and holds up to almost any form of cooking. This list of recipes offers up interesting and flavorful ways to enjoy this versatile fish!

Graphic for 12 orange roughy recipes

Roughy, aka slimeheads (hey, I’m just reporting the facts here) are a saltwater fish that popped up on the culinary scene in the mid 1970s. These New Zealand natives are slow growers, living up to 150 years, though they’re typically caught between ages 30 and 50. It’s important to remember that, because of its age, this fish can have high levels of mercury.

Orange roughy has a mild, delicate taste, sort of similar to tilapia or flounder, so if you’re someone who doesn’t like “fishy” fish, this might be a good option for you! The flaky, moist meat is low in fat and just oily enough to maintain a lot of moisture when cooked.

Of course, what you pair with your fish dish matters! We love a side of Air Fryer Asparagus or Green Beans Almondine or even just a small side salad with our orange roughy.

Orange Roughy Recipes

Fish and caesar salad on a white plate
  1. Caesar Orange Roughy from Taste of Home

2. Orange Roughy with Indian-Spiced Tomato Sauce from Bon Appetit

3. Baked Orange Roughy, Italian-Style from AllRecipes

4. Garlic Parmesan Orange Roughy from Bitz & Giggles

Orange roughy and white rice on a green plate with chopsticks

5. Orange Roughy on Rice with Thai-Spiced Coconut Sauce from Food & Wine

6. Orange Roughy with Arugula, Garlic, and Tomatoes from Epicurious

7. Breaded Orange Roughy with Tomato and Arugula Salad from Bon Appetit

Orange roughy with blueberry mango salsa

8. Grilled Orange Roughy with Blueberry Mango Salsa from Kim’s Cravings

9. Orange Roughy Meuniere from Giangi’s Kitchen

10. Oven Fried Orange Roughy from CDKitchen

Grilled orange roughy on a white plate with lemon slices and a small salad

11. Bistro Orange Roughy from CDKitchen

12. Orange Roughy Ceviche from Fairy Burger Blog (via Yummly)

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  1. I haven’t had this fish in forever! Nice reminder and thank you for sharing all of these recipes and for all of this orange roughy inspiration!

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