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

The rub was wonderful, although added to much of the rub to the fish and it was very spicey! Loved the fact that the fish was tender and crisp which i like. Didn't care for the sauce to much lemon to tart.
Will be using the rub but not the sauce. thank you for posting.

mysaxylv November 20, 2010

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

I found this recipe while looking for sauces. I seasoned my fish differently, and cooked it just fine. but I followed the directions as weitten, and my sauce curdled as soon as the dairy hit the lemon. I had a feeling the times weren't quite right, so I simmered the pan longer than it said to do. still, instant curdle and splash on my hand from the backlash. not okay.

Kristen A. October 24, 2016

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