Fish With Lemon, Butter, Caper Sauce

I've been making this "sauce" to serve over fish for years. I like it over simple pan fried fish, but you could serve it over crumbed fish too.

Fish With Lemon, Butter, Caper Sauce

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  • 4

    fish fillets, your choice (tonight I have shark)

  • ¼

    cup all-purpose flour

  • salt and pepper

  • ¼

    cup butter

  • 2

    tablespoons lemon juice

  • 1

    teaspoon lemon zest

  • 2

    tablespoons capers

  • 2

    tablespoons chopped fresh parsley


1 Combine the flour, salt and pepper. Coat the fish in the seasoned flour, shaking off the excess flour. Heat half the butter to foaming over medium high heat in a heavy based pan. 2 Cook the fish to your liking and remove to serving plates. 3 Add the remaining butter, juice, zest, capers and parsley. Heat for a minute then serve over the fish sharing the capers between the plates.


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