Lemon Butter Fish

Flaky Pan Fried Lemon Butter Fillet

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This is one of my fav ways to jazz up a simple white fish fillet. You can use any simple white fillet such as Cod, Hake, haddock, halibut or sole. The thinner the fish, the quicker it cooks. Choose 2 good size portions as they shrink slightly when cooked & flakey. 

Ingredients: (dinner for 2)

  • 2 white fish portions
  • 2 tbl sp butter
  • 2 tbl sp olive oil
  • Juice of 2 lemons 
  • Salt & pepper
  • 1 tsp chilli flakes
  • Vegetables of your choice on the side (I roasted green beans, asparagus & yellow peppers)
  • Rice to serve (optional)
 All sauce ingredients in bowl ready to mix & cook fish in

All sauce ingredients in bowl ready to mix & cook fish in

 Sauce melted & bubbling ready for the fish

Sauce melted & bubbling ready for the fish

Method:

  • Mix butter, oil, lemon juice, salt pepper & chili flakes into a small bowl
  • Place mixture into a frying pan & bring to a simmer (mixture will melt & blend)
  • Add the fish fillets & cook for 4-5 min per side (this depends on fish chosen & thickness of fillet)
  • Turn the fillets after 4-5 min & cook on the second side until the fish flakes. Once the fish flakes, you know its cooked (see pics below)
  • Serve on a bed of rice or simply with a side of roasted vegetables for a super healthy dinner
 First side of fillet cooking - flip after 4-5 minutes then watch for flaking

First side of fillet cooking - flip after 4-5 minutes then watch for flaking

 Fish turned & flaking on second side - this shows its just about cooked

Fish turned & flaking on second side - this shows its just about cooked

 Voila! A Healthy tasty dinner for 2 

Voila! A Healthy tasty dinner for 2 

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