White Fish Recipes – White Fish in Brown Butter with Capers

This dish can be made with any mild, white fish you have at hand. I used Corvina but Tilapia, Basa, Catfish or Sole would work beautifully here. Make sure you have all you ingredients handy as this will cook fairly fast. Here is what you are going to need:

1 fillet of white fish – preferably with skin
2 TBS butter
1 garlic clove – minced
1 large lemon
Chopped parsley
2 tsp. capers

Rinse and pat fry the fish. Season with salt.

Melt the butter in a skillet. Add the garlic and cook for about 2 minutes until butter starts to brown. Add fish- skin side down.

Cook for about 3 minutes and flip. Cook for another 3 to 4 minutes and, carefully, flip again.

Top with chopped parsley and capers. Remove from heat and serve. Enjoy!

Print the Fish Brown Butter Recipe Here

My name is Mary Ann Allen and I am here to help you get organized so you can save money on groceries and feed your family healthy, nutritious food. My multi-cultural cooking background comes from being born in the US and raised in Bolivia. I have 5 kids and own around 400 cook books. I absolutely love to cook!


  • October 12, 2012


    I’m just curious – how does the lemon get used? It’s listed in the ingredients but not in the actual recipe. Thanks:)

  • October 13, 2012


    Hi Kerry!
    Thank you for pointing this out! I will correct it as soon as possible. You need to add the lemon juice on the fish before you cook it. Have a great week!
    Mary Ann