Gulf Coast Garlic /Butter /Wine Fish

Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 15 mins

I love seafood! This is a great simple alternative to frying! Remember to use FRESH fish, or it will be a little mushy!

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 4 mild fish fillets (I usually use flounder or tilapia)
  • 14 cup butter
  • 1 dash olive oil, I make my own but unflavored is fine
  • 3 -4 garlic cloves (more or less to your taste)
  • 12 cup good white wine, not too sweet
  • 12 lemon
  • lemon pepper
  • salt, add other seasonings to your taste
  • your favorite mix herbs, I like rosemary and oregano


  1. Melt butter in skillet with oil. Add garlic, cook maybe 2 min on medium heat.
  2. Add the fillets, don't crowd them. Depending on your skillet and fillet size, I usually only do 2 at a time.
  3. Sprinkle seasonings on one side and add herbs to the butter. Add wine and lemon juice now. Cook maybe 5 minute.
  4. Now flip over and sprinkle other side with seasonings. cook 5 more minute or till flakes with a fork easily.
  5. Repeat with other fillets. Add more butter and wine if sauce looks like it is disappearing.
  6. Enjoy!


Most Helpful

Elegant, added a few spices, but was still very tasty!

Chef GreanEyes February 17, 2009

I followed the recipe exact, even cooked it a little less and I didn't like it at all. The fish was mushy and there was little flavor. I added plenty of spice, but it just tasted like butter and sweet from the wine. Maybe with chicken or a heartier fish it would work better.

shan.marsh March 27, 2007

I am giving this recipe 5 stars because after changes it became great! I thought there was far too much lemon juice and even though i do not have a sweet tooth(!) it was very bitter for a sauce. I used fresh parsley, 1tsp italian dried herbs, 3 chopped green onions, 2tbs cream (to remove the bitter taste) 1 cup chenin blanc, a handful of sweet pink seedless grapes. My fish was hake. I shall make this again because it was delicious.

cheetahwinks March 14, 2007

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