a quick, healthy and absolutely delicious fish dinner [or lunch!] you can use any type of white fish that you have or are able to obtain; walleye, perch, halibut, etc. of course depending on the type, the cooking times might change. I was lucky enough to use my dad's freshly caught walleye for this dish.
you could either serve the fish as the meat portion of a meal alongside a salad and crusty bread or over a bed of buttered noodles topped with freshly chopped parsley, freshly grated parmesan, salt and pepper.
yields: 4 servings prep time: 5 minutes cook time: 10-15 minutes
1 lb. fresh walleye
3 Tbsp. butter
3 Tbsp. capers
juice of 1 lemon
1 Tbsp. minced garlic
kosher salt & freshly ground black pepper
optional: 1 lb. pasta, fresh parsley & freshly grated parmesan
Pat the fish dry and season both sides with kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper.
Melt 1 Tbsp. butter in a large sauté pan over medium heat.
Lay the filets evenly throughout the pan. If you have to, cook the fish in 2 batches.
Cook for 4-5 minutes on one side, until it has started brown.
Carefully flip the filets over and add the additional 2 Tbsp. butter, lemon juice and capers.
Cook for another 3-5 minutes.
Serve hot either on its own or over a bed of buttered noodles topped with fresh parsley, freshly grated parmesan, salt and pepper.