Pan Fried Fish With a Rich Lemon Butter Sauce

Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 10 mins

A wonderful and flavorful dish that you can choose a variety of fish such as flounder, cod, trout, snapper, etc. Great served with fresh steamed veggies and steamed rice.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. LEMON BUTTER SAUCE: Heat a large skillet over high heat. Add the wine, lemon juice, garlic, and shallots. Cook for 3 minutes.
  2. Stir in the salt, pepper, Worcestershire, and hot sauce and simmer until the mixture is somewhat syrupy, about 3 minutes.
  3. Stir in the cream and cook for 1 minute. Over low heat, whisk in the butter a few pats at a time. Continue whisking until all of the butter is incorporated into the sauce. Serve immediately or keep warm until ready to use.
  4. FISH: Mix fish spice blend ingredients together. Season both the fish and flour with spices and dredge the fish in the seasoned flour or panko/almond mixture, coating completely.
  5. In a large saute pan, heat the olive oil. Add the fish to the saute pan, pan-frying for about 4 minutes on each side.
  6. SERVE: Drizzle some lemon butter sauce on each plate. Top with fish and drizzle more sauce over top of fish. Top with fresh parsley.
Most Helpful

This was fantastic!!!!!!!!!It tasted like a dish from a five-star restaurant. I used tilapia and it turned out great. The sauce was wonderful. Like another viewer, I'm going to try to freeze my leftover sauce. Made for I Recommend Tag.

mightyro_cooking4u August 18, 2009

Fabulous recipe! The sauce was easy to make and the spice rub was very flavorful. My husband loved it even though he's not a big fan of cod. Spicing the fish AND the flour is a great technique. This is a keeper! Thank you!

Anita B. August 07, 2016

Omg!!! All I can say, Lol. I made this tonight for dinner and it was hit in my house. My husband really enjoyed it!! I will suggest this to anyone

krissypoe87 November 28, 2015