fish with lemon caper cream sauce

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This is one of the easiest and tastiest ways to do up a nice mild white fish, like Cod or Mahi. Even people that don’t care for fish will enjoy it. It’s the sauce. Sometimes, with the right sauce- you can even make a shoe taste good. It’s like how ketchup fixes things. Condiments are magic. 😉

Now, it looks and sounds all fancy-pants… but I included step by step pics, so that you know what your pan should look like. It is butter based- so remember, not too hot. Otherwise your butter will burn, and burnt butter is best in other sauces. Not this one.

Now, before you begin: – have all your ingredients handy- you don’t want to leave this sauce unattended.

I started with some cod. I had some in the freezer, and …well… that’s what I used. But- you can make this with shrimp, also. Mmm.

I seasoned it with salt and pepper.Now, melt 2 tbs butter in a nonstick skillet. Add your fish and cook 3-4 minutes each side. Over medium-high heat.

Once the fish is done, remove it from the pan.

As pictured:

1) add 1 TBS flour

2) whisk well

3) add  a splash of dry white wine (appx 5 TBS )

4) sauce will begin to thicken as it cooks

5) add 1/3 c half and half, more or less to thin the sauce

6) stir in the juice of 1/2 lemon, 2 TBS capers,  1 TBS scallions 1 tsp salt

Garnish with fresh chives.

Recipe: fish with lemon caper cream sauce


  1. 1 mild fish filet, such as cod or mahi
  2. 2 tbs butter
  3. salt/pepper
  4. 1 tbs flour
  5. 5 tbs dry white wine
  6. 2 tbs capers
  7. 1 tbs chopped scallions
  8. 1/3 cup half and half or cream
  9. salt,pepper
  10. juice of 1/2 lemon


  1. In a nonstick skillet, over med-high heat, melt butter, add fish that has been seasoned with salt and pepper. Cook for 3-4 minutes per side, remove from pan.
  2. Reduce heat to medium. Whisk in 1 tbs flour, whisk to remove lumps.
  3. Add wine, and stir until thickens.
  4. Add half and half , adjusting to thin the sauce.
  5. Remove from heat and add lemon juice, capers, scallions and salt to taste.
  6. Pour over fish and garnish with fresh chives

Cooking time (duration): 20

Number of servings (yield): 2

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