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Sea Bass with Lemon Butter Caper Sauce

This easy, fast, and healthy meal will be ready for you to devour in under 30 minutes. Don’t wait on this Sea Bass with Lemon Butter Caper Sauce!

Sea Bass With Lemon Butter Caper Sauce

Now that it’s back to school time (like, what?), super fast and healthy meals like this Sea Bass with Lemon Butter Caper Sauce are going to come in clutch on busy weeknights.

This meal is one that we have often, whether it’s with some sort of fish or chicken. I always have lemons on hand and I feel like a jar of capers lasts forever, so right there is a simple restaurant-quality meal that the whole family will love!

Fancy another fish recipe? Check out my Swordfish Provençal! But, only if you promise not to judge the horrible photos. 🙈

Sea Bass With Lemon Butter Caper Sauce

Sea Bass With Lemon Butter Caper Sauce

Sea Bass With Lemon Butter Caper Sauce

Sea Bass With Lemon Butter Caper Sauce

Sea Bass with Lemon Butter Caper Sauce

Yield: 3 servings
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1.5 lbs sea bass fillets
  • Sea salt, to taste
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons capers, drained
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice, freshly squeezed
  • 2 tablespoons butter, softened

Instructions

  1. Generously salt the tops of fish fillets. They'll likely have skins on the bottom so you can leave those alone. Add flour to a long shallow dish. Coat the meaty side of the fish with flour and shake off excess, again, leaving the skin bare.
  2. In a large skillet, heat olive oil over medium heat until rippling. Gently add the fillets, skin side up, to the pan. Cook for about 3 minutes on medium heat.
  3. Turn the fillets over, skin side down. Cook for another 2-3 minutes. After the fish is cooked through, using a spatula, carefully remove fillets to the plate.
  4. Turn the pan down to medium-low.
  5. Add capers, diced garlic, and lemon juice to the same pan with oil. Cook on medium-low heat for about 1 minute, until garlic softens a bit. Remove from heat. Add 2 tablespoons of butter, off heat, to the caper sauce, stirring, until butter melts and forms a creamy mixture.
  6. Add fish back to the pan, spoon sauce over the fish, and serve.

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Heather

Wednesday 1st of September 2021

This is the first recipe review I’ve ever left! It was delicious. I scaled up the sauce a little bit and stirred a load of linguini through. Mwhah! Perfect.

Paige

Friday 3rd of September 2021

What an honor! I'm so happy you like it so much and thanks for letting me know!

Janet Patterson

Sunday 15th of August 2021

Oh my! This was delicious and EASY! Will definitely do again. Thank you from someone who has limited experience with cooking fresh seafood. Love it.

Paige

Monday 16th of August 2021

Thank you so much for the kind words and I'm so happy you enjoyed it!

Linda

Saturday 8th of August 2020

This recipe is amazing! Easy and delicious. Thank you.

Paige

Saturday 8th of August 2020

I am so with you on this one, it's so good! Thanks for letting me know!

TT

Tuesday 3rd of July 2018

Really enjoyed it tonight, super quick to make and little room for error. Nutritious and yummy!

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