Lemon Butter Sauce for Fish



Recipe VIDEO above (helpful for pre-post browned butter). A Lemon Butter Sauce with Crispy Pan Fried Fish that would be perfectly at home in a posh restaurant, yet is so quick to make at home! Browning the butter gives the sauce a rich, nutty aroma which pairs beautifully with fresh lemon, as well as thickening the sauce and giving it a gorgeous golden colour.

Recipe VIDEO above (helpful for pre-post browned butter). A Lemon Butter Sauce with Crispy Pan Fried Fish that would be perfectly at home in a posh restaurant, yet is so quick to make at home! Browning the butter gives the sauce a rich, nutty aroma which pairs beautifully with fresh lemon, as well as thickening the sauce and giving it a gorgeous golden colour.

Ingredients


  • LEMON BUTTER SAUCE:
  • 60 g / 4 tbsp unsalted butter , cut into pieces
  • 1 tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • Salt and finely ground pepper
  • CRISPY PAN FRIED FISH:
  • 2 x thin white fish fillets (120-150g / 4-5oz each), skinless boneless (I used Bream, Note 1)
  • Salt and pepper
  • 2 tbsp white flour
  • 2 tbsp oil (I use canola)

Instructions
  1. LEMON BUTTER SAUCE (SEE VIDEO):
  2. Place the butter in a light coloured saucepan or small skillet over medium heat.
  3. Melt butter then leave on the stove, whisking / stirring very now and then. When the butter turns golden brown and it smells nutty - about 3 minutes, remove from stove immediately and pour into small bowl. (Note 2)Add lemon juice and a pinch of salt and pepper. Stir then taste when it has cooled slightly. Adjust lemon/salt to taste.