Lemon Butter Fish

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For lemon butter sauce:
4 tbsp Unsalted butter cut into pieces
1 tbsp Lemon juice fresh
1 pinch Kosher Salt
1 pinch Black pepper finely ground
For fish:
2 White fish fillets 4-5 oz each, skinless, boneless
Kosher Salt to taste
Black pepper to taste
2 tbsp All-purpose flour
2 tbsp Vegetable oil
For serving:
Parsley to taste, finely chopped
2 wedges Lemon

Nutritional information

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Lemon Butter Fish


Looking for an easy dinner recipe that doesn’t skip on flavor? Indulge in this Lemon Butter Fish! Quick pan-fried fish fillet served with a homemade lemon brown butter sauce. This 2-ingredient sauce elevates a simple white fish into something restaurant-worthy. Serve with creamy polenta, mashed potatoes or white rice, and a green salad on the side.

Tip: I recommend browning the butter and preparing the sauce in advance so it’s ready to pour over the cooked fish. The prepared sauce can sit while you cook the fish. Serve immediately with a drizzle of lemon butter sauce, a sprinkling of fresh chopped parsley, extra black pepper, and a wedge of lemon. Enjoy!

To make the Lemon Butter Fish, you will need the following ingredients:

Ingridiens for Lemon Butter Fish

Steps to make Lemon Butter Fish


Melt butter


In a small light-colored saucepan, melt 4 tablespoons unsalted butter over medium heat.


Cook butter


Continue cooking, occasionally scraping the bottom and sides of the pan with a rubber spatula, until the butter foams, turns a deep golden brown, and becomes fragrant and nutty, about 3 to 4 minutes more. Watch closely to make sure the butter doesn't burn.


Strain brown butter


Immediately pour the brown butter through a sieve into a small heatproof bowl.


Prepare lemon butter sauce


Add 1 tablespoon lemon juice and a pinch of salt and black pepper and stir to combine. Taste and adjust lemon and salt if needed. Set aside.


Season fish fillet


Pat the fish fillet dry using paper towels. Sprinkle the fillets with salt and black pepper, then flour. Use your fingers to spread flour. Turn over and repeat. Shake the excess flour off well.


Cook fish


In a nonstick skillet over high heat, heat 2 tablespoons oil. When the oil shimmers, add the fish fillet. Cook for 1 ½ minutes until golden and crispy on the edges, then turn over and cook the other side for another 1 ½ minutes. Add 1 to 2 minutes to the cooking time if you have thicker fillets.



Serve immediately with a drizzle of lemon butter sauce, extra sprinkle of freshly ground black pepper, fresh chopped parsley, and a wedge of lemon. Enjoy!

This recipe for Lemon Butter Fish is your new fast and easy way to turn a simple white fish into a satisfying dinner. If you've made this recipe, please leave us a rating and comment down below to let us know how you liked it!

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