Whitefish Grenoble Style

READY IN: 30mins
Recipe by Northern Cook

This recipe is adapted from a cookbook entitled Best Recipes of Michigan Inns and Restaurants by Margaret E. Guthrie. This is a menu item served at Arie's Cafe in Plainwell, Michigan. If you ever find yourself in Southwest Michigan, do yourself a favor and have a meal at Arie's Cafe. It's worth going out of your way to find. My sister had her wedding rehearsal dinner there and it holds special memories for me. I hope you enjoy this dish as much as I do . . .

Top Review by Debi9400

This dish was interesting but a bit bitter tasting. I will try it again but cut back on the capers quite a bit. Pretty dish that presents well and is easy to make.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 2 (6 -8 ounce) white fish fillets
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 cup flour
  • 12 teaspoon salt
  • 12 teaspoon pepper
  • 14 teaspoon granulated garlic
  • 1 ounce clarified butter
  • Grenoble Sauce

  • 12 cup diced lemon
  • 14 cup diced fresh tomato (avoid using canned)
  • 14 cup capers
  • 1 ounce fresh butter


  1. Mix the salt, pepper, and garlic with the flour in a plate or pie plate. Pour milk into a separate pie plate and dip the fillets in milk, then dredge in the seasoned flour.
  2. Heat saute pan over medium heat. When hot, add 1 ounce clarified butter. Place fillets in pan, skin side down (**I always use skinless fish). Cook until golden brown, turn over and cook until done.
  3. Remove fillets onto a plate. While pan is still hot, wipe the pan out with a clean damp rag or paper towels. Place back on the stove. Add fresh butter; when it starts to brown add the Grenoble sauce and saute until heated, approximately 1-2 minutes. Pour the warmed Grenoble sauce over the fillets** and serve.
  4. **After reading the first review of this recipe I wanted to add a final note. The cookbook says to serve only 1 tablespoon of the Grenoble sauce over each fillet. That may help in making the dish more balanced, as opposed to using all of the sauce.

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