I cooked this quick and easy fish dinner the other night and shared it on my Instagram stories. I was overwhelmed by how many people dm’d me, asking for the recipe and cooking instructions. So, Ive decided to write it here for you, as well. Fish can be intimidating to cook, but I promise this is quick, simple and delicious.
I get my fish from Whole Foods market. This was locally caught red snapper. I would highly recommend asking them to remove the skin and bones. ( I forgot this time and my husband was spitting out bones lol !) * My secret to non- fishy tasting fish, is rinsing it immediately when I get home from the grocery store and soaking it in Natalie’s fresh squeezed orange juice. This cuts any fishy taste and adds a little sweetness to your fish. Refrigerate the marinating fish until you’re ready to cook it.
What you’ll need: 1-2 tbsp capers, 2 tbsp lemon juice or a 1/2 lemon squeezed, 4 tbsp butter, 1-2 tsp parsley or I prefer a pinch of fresh parsley, 1 or 2 cloves of garlic ( orange juice optional)
Remove your fish from the refrigerator. Spray your baking pan with olive oil or cooking spray and preheat to *350. I just use my toaster oven since it’s only 2 fillets. This recipe makes enough sauce for 4, but there’s just 2 of us , so I used the extra sauce to drizzle over our steamed green beans. I had planned on making my Green Bean Amondine recipe, but this was even easier.
Bake the fish for about 15-20 minutes. While that’s baking, chop your garlic and parsley. Next, melt the butter in a skillet on low heat. Add your garlic, lemon juice and capers and then parsley. this shouldn’t cook ongerthan 1-2 minutes. You don’t want to burn your garlic because it will turn bitter and ruins the flavor of your sauce. Just sauce’ on low heat until it begins to look golden. Remove from heat. Your fish is done when it’s opaque white and it flakes when you stick a fork in it. Remove from the oven, plate it and drizzle you delicious lemon, caper, butter sauce over it. Now, wasn’t that quick and easy?!
This can be enjoyed with any vegetable and served over a bed of rice or quinoa. I just steamed some green beans and drizzled the extra sauce on top of them. Quick, easy and delicious. If you’d like a visual reference , the videos and recipe are also saved on my Hilites under Recipes @purejoy_lifestyle (Instagram ). Be well, It well.