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poisson meunière fish in butter 3

Fish in butter Poisson Meuniere

French classic of fish in butter
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 15 mins


  • 2 fillets of lemon sole
  • 3 tablespoon plain flour
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 2 pinches freshly ground black pepper
  • tablespoon oil
  • 45 g butter cut into cubes
  • ½ lemon juice only
  • 1 tablespoon chopped parsley
  • 1 tablespoon small capers


  • In a large plate, mix together flour with salt and pepper.
  • Pat the fish in the flour, so that they are coated evenly.
  • Heat the oil in a large frying pan.
  • When the oil is hot, add the fish.
  • Cook for 1-2 minutes until golden brown, turnover and cook the other side for a further 1-2 minutes.
  • Remove the fish from the frying pan and wrap in foil to keep warm.
  • Wipe the frying pan with paper towels and return to the cooker to a medium heat.
  • Add the butter and heat until they melt and become light brown.
  • Take off the heat and add lemon juice.
  • Add the parsley and capers.
  • Give the sauce a mix.
  • Place the fish into the pan for a quick heat and soaking up of the butter sauce.
  • Serve.