Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 12 mins

This is a quick, easy and delicious dish that I saw being made on FoodTV about 2 years ago. I don't remember the show but Chef Ehab Habishi is the author of the recipe.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 200°F.
  2. Place flour for dredging in a shallow bowl; coat each fillet with seasoned flour and shake off excess.
  3. Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium heat for 3-4 minutes; add butter/olive oil combination then add the fillets, without crowding.
  4. Increase heat to high and saute, shaking the pan from time to time, until bottom of the fish is nicely browned, about 3 minutes; turn and brown the other side.
  5. Remove fish to a plate and keep warm in the oven; repeat with remaining fillets.
  6. Deglaze the pan with white wine; cook, stirring over high heat until reduced by about 1/3; stir in remaining butter and drained capers.
  7. Place fillets on individual serving plates and drizzle sauce around each fillet.


Most Helpful

Wow! Great recipe--simple and tastes amazing! I never knew how easy is was to make delicious sea bass at home. I feel like I ate at a fine restaurant this evening. Thanks so much for sharing. My family loved it.

babytoothdoc September 13, 2013

Like Bergy, I cut the recipe in half to make a meal for two. White sea bass is no more a bass than Chilean Sea bass, but both have firm white flesh and no strong-flavored lateral line. I served it with boiled red potatoes and haricots vert (French for green beans, but in fact young beans about 1/8 - inch in diameter).

bill March 31, 2013

My fish turned out a little too brown by cooking on almost high. . .next time I will cook it on medium-high. And next time I will add a little extra butter and some cornstarch to the sauce. Thanks for posting!

JanuaryBride January 26, 2010

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