Lemon Butter Fish + Video

This post may include affiliate links. As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.

This one-skillet Lemon Butter Fish recipe is easy and can be made in under 20 minutes from start to finish.

Lemon Butter Fish served with lemons and herbs    

Trying to eat more fish and veggies? You’re in luck! This one-skillet Lemon Butter Fish recipe is easy and can be made in under 20 minutes from start to finish.

Pair this dish with Cilantro Lime Rice and vegetables for a light and tasty weeknight dinner.

Four pieces of raw fish ready for cooking

Lemon Butter Fish

This easy Lemon Butter Fish is flavorful made with any firm and mild flavored white fish. I made this recipe using paiche, which is very mild, similar to a tilapia, but rich almost like lobster. Even picky eaters who are not fish lovers will appreciate this dish.

Applying dry spice rub on fish fillet

The fish is seasoned with a homemade spice rub then drizzled with a mixture of melted Land O Lakes® Butter with Olive Oil and Sea Salt, fresh lemon juice, and lemon zest.

Land O Lakes butter with olive oil and sea salt

The combination forms an irresistible golden, caramelized crust on the fish and the texture doesn’t flake apart, making it easy to flip in a hot pan.

Watch this video to see how quickly this dish comes together.

Lemon Butter Fish with Land O Lakes in the background

Photography by Jenna Sparks 

This post is in partnership with Land O Lakes. As always, thank you for reading and for supporting companies I partner with, which allows me to create more unique content and recipes for you. All opinions are always my own.

 

YOU WILL LOVE THESE, TOO:

 

Lemon Butter Fish

This one-skillet Lemon Butter Fish recipe is easy and can be made in under 20 minutes from start to finish.
Lemon Butter Fish served with lemons and herbs
Print Recipe
5 from 1 vote
Rate this Recipe »

Ingredients

Instructions

  • In a small bowl, combine melted butter with olive oil and sea salt, lemon juice, and zest. Stir to combine.
  • In a separate bowl, combine salt, paprika, garlic powder, onion powder, and black pepper.
  • Evenly sprinkle spice mixture onto both sides of fish fillets.
  • In a large, heavy pan over medium-high heat, heat olive oil until hot. Cook 2 fish fillets at a time to avoid overcrowding, which allows for even browning. Cook each side 3 to 4 minutes just until fish becomes opaque, feels somewhat firm in the center, and is browned.
  • Lightly drizzle some of the lemon butter sauce as you cook, reserving the rest for serving.
  • Serve fish with remaining lemon butter sauce, cilantro, and lemon slices.

Notes

Pair this dish with Cilantro Lime Rice and vegetables for a light and tasty weeknight dinner.

Nutrition

Calories: 127kcal, Carbohydrates: 4g, Protein: 1g, Fat: 13g, Saturated Fat: 5g, Cholesterol: 16mg, Sodium: 343mg, Potassium: 58mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 1g, Vitamin A: 421IU, Vitamin C: 14mg, Calcium: 7mg, Iron: 1mg

I’d love to see what you cook!

Tag #MUYBUENOCOOKING if you make this recipe.

Subscribe to Muy Bueno to get new recipes in your inbox and stay in touch on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest and YouTube.