Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 20 mins

A classic meunier is simply a mild white fish seasoned and lightly dredged in flour, sauteed in butter and garnished with chopped parsley. In this recipe, the addition of lemon brightens the flavor. A handful of toasted stale breadcrumbs can be added to the lemon-butter mixture to create a slightly more substantial sauce with a note of toasty flavor.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Rinse fillets and pat dry. In small bowl combine flour, salt, pepper and thyme. Pour the dry mixture out onto a plate and dredge each fillet, lightly covering all surfaces; set aside. Cut stick butter into 1 oz. pats; set aside.
  2. Heat 1/3 of oil in large skillet over medium-high heat. Place 2 fillets (or more, just don't crowd skillet surface) in skillet and saute for several minutes on each side. Remove fillets from skillet, place on plate, and sprinkle with 1/3 parsley. Set in your oven as the remaining heat of fillet will crisp the fresh parsley. Repeat until all fillets are cooked.
  3. Pour off the oil and wipe skillet dry. Return skillet to heat and begin melting butter, 1 oz at a time until bubbling hot, but not brown. Quickly add the lemon juice and slices (capers if using); stir gently in the skillet until combined and warm. Pour over fillets and serve.


Most Helpful

This had a great flavor! However I was multitasking and used 1/2 cup lemon juice by mistake - we had to scrape off the sauce and lovely thin breading. Even with that the fish had a good flavor, and the coating was beautiful. Will definitely make it again, and leave a proper review with stars next time :D

Random Rachel July 17, 2012

WOW! is all I can say... what a delicious recipe... it was simple and the taste is out of this world good! The capers are a must! I paired this with baby spinach sauteed with olive oil, garlic, and a touch of lemon juice. also rice that was cooked in chicken stock with chopped parsley ... very good.. in fact I'm thinking of making it again this week!! its a keeper everyone.. a gotta try !

MIDWESTGUY January 15, 2011

Excellent! Not only was it easy, but it was delicious. Don't leave out the capers.....they add so much! We had this with a little yellow rice and broccoli with thyme. Wonderful, light meal. Thank you for a easy flavorful dish!

fourkids June 07, 2009

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