Luby’s Cafeteria Baked White Fish has been a favorite of mine for a long time, but they recently took this off the menu. Perhaps like you, I missed enjoying the dish, so I got to work on this one.
If you are lucky you have a Luby’s nearby. Luby’s is a cafeteria that serves up all sorts of home cooking. One of my favorite menu items has always been their baked white fish. A couple of months ago this was removed from the menu. I am certain there are others that feel the same way, so I knew I should get busy.
The baked white fish is one of the most simple recipes you can make. It can be difficult knowing exactly how to cook fish fillets, but now you have a new recipe to arm yourself.
You can use haddock, cod, white fish, and I am sure any other white firm-fleshed fish will work. This recipe needs some basic seasoning, like salt, pepper, and lemon pepper. Perhaps you weren’t aware of it, but mayonnaise provides the unique topping of this fish.
You can put this fish together in no time. I like to start by patting the fish dry with a paper towel, and then seasoning it with some salt and pepper. I then dredge the fish in flour, careful to shake off any extra.
I lay the fish carefully into a baking dish, then I cover the top of the fish with mayonnaise, I like the mayonnaise to be about 1/4 inch high. I then sprinkle lemon pepper over the top of the fish and bake the fish for about 15 minutes or so at 350 degrees. I turn on the broiler in my oven and allow the top of the fish to brown.
By browning the fish, the mayonnaise browns and almost forms a crispy crust on top. How does this fish taste? Amazingly well. This dish is simple to make and is great for experienced as well as beginner cooks. What would you serve with this fish? I am partial to macaroni and cheese.
Lubys Cafeteria Baked White Fish
- 24 ounces white fish (cod, haddock, white fish, or paiche)
- salt and pepper
- 1/2 cup all purpose flour
- 1 cup mayonnaise
- 1 teaspoon lemon pepper
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Blot excess moisture off of fish with paper towels. Season both sides of the fish with salt and pepper. Dredge fish in flour, and shake off excess flour. Place fish filets in a 9 x 13 inch baking dish. Gently spoon mayonnaise over the fish, spread mayonnaise over the fish evenly. Sprinkle lemon pepper over the mayonnaise. Add about 1/2 cup water to the baking dish. Bake fish for approximately 15 minutes. Then turn the broiler on your oven, and brown the mayonnaise on top of the fish.