Fish Piccata

 

Fish Piccata - Pan-fried fillet, finished with a white-wine butter sauce laced with lemons, capers, and shallots | Fit, fun & delish!P I N_______I M A G E

It’s been 3 weeks since I last shared a recipe. 3 weeks!! This break wasn’t intentional but suddenly one week turned into 2 then into 3 until I realized how fast time had passed. Maybe deep down inside I just needed time to “unplug” for a few days without realizing it. Maybe I wasn’t in the mood to blog about food since what I was eating wasn’t worth sharing. I think it was a little bit of both but I’m so glad I’m over it now! Regarding the latter, I mentioned before that I was dieting since I had gotten too fluffy (for my comfort zone) late last year so for the past few weeks I was working on doing damage control and being on a diet is not a pleasant process. No matter how balanced you make your diet, it still sucks! Some people may like to eat at a deficit but not me… no ma’am.

Having said that, I’m happy to announce that I’m done with that! I reached my goal weight and I’m back to eating at maintenance calories just the way I like it:)Even though they say it’s healthy not to worry about what the scale says, I also think it’s important to keep yourself within a healthy weight range so those ugly pounds don’t sneak up on you one day.

Fish Piccata - Pan-fried fillet, finished with a white-wine butter sauce laced with lemons, capers, and shallots | Fit, fun & delish!P I N_______I M A G EThe recipe for this pan-fried filet, finished with a white-wine butter sauce laced with lemons, capers, and shallots, is adapted from Rick Moonen’s “Fish Without a Doubt”. You can use any flaky white fish like Dover Sole, Tilapia or Trout. For this dish I used Trout (skin on one side) since it’s usually the one available at my Farmer’s Market grocery store.

I try to cook fish at least once a week and honestly this is one of my favorite ways to prepare fish lately. The only thing I can complain about is that the house smells like fish for two days afterwards! I open windows to let the house air out and light candles but sometimes the smell lingers a little longer than I want. Do you have any tricks to make your house not smell like fish after cooking? Other than to grill the fish outside obviously 😉

Fish Piccata - Pan-fried fillet, finished with a white-wine butter sauce laced with lemons, capers, and shallots | Fit, fun & delish!P I N_______I M A G E

Fish Piccata
Author: Fit, Fun & Delish!
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Serves: 4
The recipe for this pan-fried fillet, finished with a white-wine butter sauce laced with lemons, capers, and shallots, is adapted from Rick Moonen's "Fish Without a Doubt" book. You can use any flaky white fish like Dover Sole, Tilapia or Trout
Ingredients
  • 4 - 6 oz skinless fillets Trout (If you can't find skinless, use with skin on one side)
  • Kosher salt & ground pepper to taste
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1/4 cup canola oil
  • 4 Tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 large shallot, minced
  • 1/2 lemon, thinly sliced
  • 1/4 cup dry white wine
  • 2 Tablespoons capers
Instructions
  1. Pat fillets dry with paper towels and season with salt & pepper; dredge in flour and set aside.
  2. Heat 2 tablespoons oil and 1 tablespoon butter in a 12" skilled over high heat.
  3. Cook 2 fillets, flipping once, until golden and cooked through. About 2 minutes per side.
  4. Transfer to a plate.
  5. Wipe skillet clean and repeat with remaining oil, 1 tablespoon butter and the other two fillets.
  6. Add 1 tablespoon butter, shallots and lemon to skillet. Cook until shallot is soft - about 1 - 2 minutes.
  7. Add wine; cook scraping up browned bits from pan.
  8. Add remaining butter, the capers, salt & pepper.
  9. Cook until sauce is slightly thick; spoon over fish.
  10. Serve immediately.

Fish Piccata - Pan-fried fillet, finished with a white-wine butter sauce laced with lemons, capers, and shallots | Fit, fun & delish!P I N_______I M A G E

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  • 03/23/2015 - 9:42 am

    caren - LOL… Only you could make fish and broccoli look so appealing.

    Congrats on being back to your goal weight. Dieting is no fun (said the girl who’s done it to compete eating pretty much only fish and broccoli).

    Happy Monday Ana!ReplyCancel

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  • 04/09/2015 - 8:06 am

    Ana @ Muy Delish - You’re too funny Caren! Thanks so much and I’m so glad I’m finally done with dieting lol! Have a good day!ReplyCancel

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