Fish Fillet with Lemon Butter Sauce Recipe


I’m writing and sharing this recipe here because I need a way to remember this meal. You see, I cooked this a few days ago for the very first time. And, I wasn’t really following a particular recipe. I basically read a half a dozen or so recipes for lemon butter sauce. And, I picked out different things from different places – and added my own twist to the whole thing. For whatever reason, it came out yummy. At least to me and my family anyway. 😉 So I know that I’ll want to repeat this some time. Let me know if you try it out too.


Fish Fillet with Lemon Butter Sauce Recipe
Choose your favourite type of fish when cooking this dish.
Recipe type: Main
Serves: 4
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  • 2 - 3 fish fillets
  • ½ lemon, juiced
  • ¼ tsp grated lemon rind
  • 5 - 6 tbsps butter
  • 1 tsp flour
  • 2 tbsp warm water
  • 1½ tbsp fresh parsley
  • salt and pepper to taste, for fish and sauce
  • 1-2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1½ tbsp soy sauce
  1. Drizzle soy sauce and olive oil on fish.
  2. Add salt and pepper.
  3. Grill.
  4. Put the grilled fish in a serving dish when ready.
  5. Dissolve flour in warm water. Set aside.
  6. Melt butter in a sauce pan under low heat.
  7. Add lemon juice and lemon rind. Stir.
  8. Add flour + water mixture. Stir continuously until they all mix.
  9. Add salt, pepper and parsley (leave some for garnish later). Mix.
  10. Drizzle lemon butter sauce on the grilled fish.
  11. Garnish with leftover parsley.
  12. Serve immediately while hot.
You can substitute chicken fillet here, I believe, if you're not in to fish.


Possible accompaniments for this meal: salad, grilled or steamed vegetables, steamed white rice, potatoes.

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  1. Leisa says

    Ok, Shai, I’m gonna try this recipe out on my fiancee. I’m doing pan seared tilapia, steamed veggies and garlic toast, and white wine. I hope it tastes as good as you make it sound!

    –Ms. Leisa

  2. Shirley says

    This recipe sounds great (:
    How many fish fillets did you serve with all the ingredients?

  3. Kathie Cooks says

    Looking 4 a simple and good lemon butter sauce! Thanks for the recipe here. Sound good to me. I’m steaming salmon fillets and baking cod! Happy Fall ‘yall. from Arkansas


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