Meuniere is a classic that can't go wrong. Traditionally it is done with sole, but I used whiting with impressive results, and so decided to spread the joy.

Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
15 mins
total:
25 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Season fish with salt and pepper and squeeze 1 lemon half over fish.

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  • Heat 2 tablespoon butter and oil in a large skillet over medium heat until bubbling.

  • Spread flour into a shallow bowl. Dredge fish through the flour until lightly coated on both sides.

  • Cook fish in the bubbling butter mixture, working in batches, until fish is golden on both sides and flakes easily with a fork, 5 to 10 minutes per side. Transfer cooked fish to a serving platter.

  • Increase heat under skillet to medium-high; add remaining 2 tablespoons butter. Cook and stir butter until fragrant and starting to turn brown, 2 to 3 minutes. Add garlic to brown butter and remove skillet from heat. Stir capers into garlic mixture and squeeze remaining lemon half over mixture. Pour caper sauce over cooked fish.

Editor's Note:

The nutrition data for this recipe includes the full amount for the flour. The actual amount consumed will vary.

Nutrition Facts

457 calories; protein 44.8g 90% DV; carbohydrates 27.3g 9% DV; fat 18.3g 28% DV; cholesterol 177.3mg 59% DV; sodium 416.5mg 17% DV. Full Nutrition

Reviews (13)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
12/01/2014
This was very good. I used cod as whiting is not available where I live. Would make this again. Thanks for posting Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
03/25/2015
This recipe was quick to assemble and cook. The fish was light and tasty with a flavor of the brine from the capers. To the sauce I added 1/4 cup white wine. Very good dish Read More
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16 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 9
  • 4 star values: 6
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
11/30/2014
This was very good. I used cod as whiting is not available where I live. Would make this again. Thanks for posting Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/27/2015
I really loved this recipe. It turned out light and tasted so good my husband wants his fish cooked this way often. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
03/25/2015
This recipe was quick to assemble and cook. The fish was light and tasty with a flavor of the brine from the capers. To the sauce I added 1/4 cup white wine. Very good dish Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/24/2016
Very good! I added a step and sautéed kale in the butter steamed until tender. Then removed kale and prepared the lemon caper sauce. (i used less lemon as well) Served the fish (arctic char or mahi-mahi is good as well) over kale drizzling lemon caper sauce over both. Very tasty. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
03/01/2015
This was easy to make and so good! I used another type of white fish so I'm guessing this be yummy with any white fish. Omitted pepper and used potato flour to make this recipe gluten free. Delicious! Read More
Rating: 4 stars
07/15/2019
Super easy to make and delicious. I ran out of capers though but it was still good. Quick tasty meal! Hubby loved it. So flavourful no tartar sauce required! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/05/2016
I love cooking with my sidekick (son)! We followed the recipe with the only change being that we had a "white" fish. It was received from friends who had unmarked packages of fish. The little fish background I have I figured it'd be a subtle flavor so I just tried this. I have more "unmarked packages" and don't mind using this recipe again. Thanks to the contributor! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
07/24/2016
We had a dinner party at which I was serving a pork tenderloin. About two hours prior to when I was to be serving guests I found out that one guest is a vegetarian but eats fish. I did a quick recipe search and found this recipe. I was able to obtain the ingredients and cook the dish with time to spare! Not only a quick dish but the flavor is fantastic. I got compliments on the dish by all who ate it as well as compliments on the presentation. I'd recommend this to anyone. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/22/2019
I followed the recipe exactly except used fillet of sole. This was really delicious. I think squeezing lemon juice over first before cooking made it very tasty. This will become a regular on our dinner rotation. Read More