Simple Fish Piccata Recipe

A quick and easy meal ready in no time!

This quick and easy fish piccata recipe is one you will turn to time and again.  The fish cooks in just minutes and the sauce cooks in the same pan.  It’s quick, it's easy and it’s a real crowd pleaser.

Fish Fillets Flour Unsalted Butter White Wine Lemons


Cut your fish into 4 fillets that are close to evenly sized. Dredge the fish on both sides with flour and season with salt and pepper.

Step 1

Melt the butter in a hot pan. Once the pan is hot, gently place the dredged fish into the pan. Cook about 3-5 minutes on each side, being careful not to over cook.

Step 2

Remove the fish from the pan, and set aside on a plate. To the same pan, add the white wine and use a whisk to scrape up all the little brown bits.

Step 3

Once the wine is cooked down, add in the butter and lemon juice and whisk until the sauce thickens a bit. Add in the capers, turn off the heat and add the fish back into the pan.

Step 4

Serve over pasta or sautéed spinach and pour the pan sauce over the top of the dish.

Step 5

When you are dredging the fish, put a glove on one hand and use that hand exclusively for dredging the fish.  The other hand is then free to cook, use tongs, grab ingredients etc.

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