Gluten Free/ Low Carb/ Main Dishes/ Paleo

Fish in Egg and Lemon Sauce

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You can use most white fish for this dish, either fillets or fish steaks too. I used Tilapia in this dish.  I am also wondering about trying a vegetarian version and perhaps just cook this with some vegetables only.   Steaming fish  on top of the onions and then using the cooking liquid to make a sauce is a good way to retain water-soluble vitamins.  You could use other vegetables in place of the onions.  Perhaps zucchini or carrots? The sauce is a classic Greek egg and lemon sauce called avgolemono.

Excuse the photos…photographing this dish did not come out very well!  Will have to retry this one for better photos!


4 white fish steaks or fillets (check for bones and remove any)

1 onion, thinly sliced

7 tblspn lemon juice

150ml water

3 eggs

1 tblspn fresh dill, chopped

salt and pepper



  • Put the fish in a large, shallow saucepan and add the onion slices, lemon juice, water, salt and pepper.  Bring to the boil, cover the saucepan and simmer for 15-20 minutes until the fish is tender.
  • Whisk the eggs together in a bowl.
  • Remove the fish and onions from the saucepan and put on a warmed serving dish.  Keep warm.
  • Strain the liquid into a jug then very slowly add to the eggs, whisking all the time.  Pour the liquid into a small saucepan and heat gently for 2-3 minutes, whisking all the time, until the sauce thickens.
  • Stir the dill into the sauce and season with salt and pepper.  Spoon the sauce over the fish and serve.
  • Eat and enjoy!



Serves 2-4 (depending on how hungry you are!)

 Nutrition per fillet: 159 Calories; 4g Fat; 25g Protein; 5g Carbohydrate; 1g Dietary Fiber; 4g Net Carb

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  • Reply
    GiGi Eats Celebrities
    May 16, 2015 at 1:10 am

    I bet if I made this, I would make it wrong and it would turn into an omelet of sorts, LOL – but hey, I am A-OK with that!

    • Reply
      May 18, 2015 at 9:31 am

      LOL! Gigi…you never know! Give it a try. I find that sometimes when I am cooking an omlette and try to flip it, suddenly I’m now making scrambled egg…;)

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