Sole Meuniere With Browned Butter Caper Sauce

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 15 mins

Mmmmmm....browned butter sauce. Wish I could mainline the stuff, but then it would bypass my tongue and boy, would it be ticked off! Any mild white fish would work here.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 4 sole fillets (roughly 1 lb) or 4 tilapia fillets (roughly 1 lb)
  • salt & freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons clarified butter (aka ghee)
  • 12 cup flour
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped parsley
  • 2 tablespoons fresh butter
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon drained brined capers, minced
  • lemon slice, for garnish


  1. Season flour with salt and pepper to your preference, then dredge fillets in the mixture, shaking off any excess.
  2. Heat 2 tablespoons clarified butter in a large saute pan. When heated, place fillets in pan and cook over medium heat for 2 to 3 minutes per side, until golden brown and crispy. Remove fillets from pan and transfer to a platter; sprinkle with parsley, then cover with foil.
  3. Remove remaining butter from the skillet and add the fresh butter. Heat until the butter begins to brown. Remove from heat and stir in lemon juice and capers. Pour sauce over fish and serve. Garnish with lemon slices.
Most Helpful

My wife and I really liked this recipe.

ChefByrum November 20, 2006