Simple Fish Recipe – Fish à la Meunière

Lightly fried white fish topped with brown butter lemon parsley sauce your family will love.
Course Main Course
Cuisine Belgian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4
Author Jas


  • 4 white fish fillets sole, cod, pollock, or tilapia
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 4 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh


  • In a large non-stick pan or cast iron skillet melt the butter over medium-high heat. When the butter begins to foam add the fish and then reduce the heat to medium.
  • Cook the fish 3-4 minutes on each side. Transfer the fish to a plate and keep warm.
  • Remove the skillet from the heat. Add the lemon juice and chopped parsley. Spoon the lemon butter sauce over fish fillet.
  • Serve alongside boiled potatoes (like the Belgians do) and your favorite vegetables.


~ Free Tip ~
Frozen fish tends to keep the moisture and fall apart when turning in the pan. Use fresh fish whenever you can. It tastes much better and has a better texture.