Broiled Sand Dabs

Sand Dabs Sharon Hahn Darlin/Flickr
Prep: 10 mins
Cook: 5 mins
Total: 15 mins
Serving: 1 serving
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
469 Calories
13g Fat
87g Carbs
28g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 1
Amount per serving
Calories 469
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 13g 17%
Saturated Fat 6g 29%
Cholesterol 91mg 30%
Sodium 1701mg 74%
Total Carbohydrate 87g 32%
Dietary Fiber 22g 79%
Total Sugars 33g
Protein 28g
Vitamin C 428mg 2,142%
Calcium 236mg 18%
Iron 5mg 27%
Potassium 1544mg 33%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

Sand dabs are wonderfully delicate fish, a lot like petrale sole or even fresh-water fish like sunnies or walleye. They are commonly pan-fried, but they're tasty (and quicker to prepare) when broiled. See how easy it is to broil them to deliciousness with this recipe. All they need is a little spritz of fresh lemon juice when you serve them.


  • 2 to 3 sand dab filets, per person

  • 1 to 2 teaspoons butter, or to taste, per filet

  • Fine sea salt, to taste

  • Lemon, for garnish

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

  2. Preheat a broiler and set a cooking rack 3 to 4 inches below the broiler.

  3. Rinse the sand dab filets and pat them dry. Place them, skin-side-down, on a baking sheet. Dot the filets with butter and sprinkle them with salt.

  4. Place the baking sheet under the broiler and cook until the fish flakes easily and starts to brown on top, about 4 minutes.

  5. Serve fish hot, with lemon wedges for spritzing.

Glass Bakeware Warning

Do not use glass bakeware when broiling or when a recipe calls to add liquid to a hot pan, as glass may explode. Even if it states oven-safe or heat resistant, tempered glass products can, and do, break occasionally.

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