Grilled Fish in Lemon Butter Sauce

Grilled Fish in Lemon Butter Sauce

How to make Grilled Fish in Lemon Butter Sauce

Grilled fish paired with lemon butter sauce is one of the most delicious and flavorful dishes made with minimal pantry ingredients. 

This restaurant style grilled fish can be prepared in less than 15 minutes with a lemon butter sauce made with butter, lemon juice, salt, pepper and coriander leaves. 

Usually fish in lemon butter sauce is done with fish fillets. But as I don’t get fillets since we moved to our hometown, I tried it with locally available fish and it turned out delicious none the less.

How to make Grilled Fish in Lemon Butter Sauce at home

Cooking instructions with step by step pictures

Marinating the fish

Melt butter in a pan and keep it aside.

In a bowl add lemon juice, pepper powder, garlic powder, red chilli flakes, basil and chopped coriander leaves.

Add the melted butter and mix well.

Marinate the fish pieces in the butter mixture. You can leave it from 30 minutes to overnight. It tastes good even if you cook it immediately.

Grilling the fish

In a grill pan or tawa cook the fish pieces along with the butter mixture. Cook for 7 minutes on medium flame on each side.

Turn and cook the other side.

Once done remove and place the cooked fish pieces on a plate.

Making lemon butter sauce

In the same pan add the butter for making the sauce. Be careful not to burn the butter. 

Once butter is melted add minced garlic cloves, lemon juice and cook on low flame for 3 minutes. 

Once the sauce thickens, add pepper powder and pour the sauce over the grilled fish pieces.

Garnish with coriander leaves.

Grilled fish in lemon butter sauce

Serve as such or with rice / rice of your choice.

Recipe Notes

  • Usually fish in lemon butter sauce is done with fish fillets. But as I don’t get fillets since we moved to our hometown, I tried it with locally available fish. 
  • You can even grill the fish in an oven.
  • Dry the fish thoroughly before marinating. There should not be any moisture in the fish.
  • Do not overcook the fish as it may flake and get broken.
  • Do not burn the butter while grilling the fish.
  • If you feel that the butter has even slightly burnt, do not use the same pan for the sauce. 
Grilled Fish in Lemon Butter Sauce

Grilled Fish in Lemon Butter Sauce

Dr. Monica
This restaurant style grilled fish can be prepared just under 20 minutes with a lemon butter sauce made with butter, lemon juice, salt, pepper and coriander leaves.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Course Appetizer, Main Dish
Cuisine Continental
Servings 2
Calories 250 kcal

Ingredients
  

For marination

  • 2 tbsp butter
  • Juice from 1 lemon
  • ¼ cup chopped coriander leaves
  • ½ tsp red chilli flakes
  • ½ tsp basil
  • ½ tsp garlic powder
  • ½ tsp pepper powder
  • 300 g fish slices / fillet
  • Salt to taste

For lemon butter sauce

  • cup butter
  • 1 tsp minced garlic
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • ¼ tsp pepper
  • ¼ cup chopped coriander leaves
  • Salt to taste

Instructions
 

  • Melt butter in a pan and keep it aside.
  • In a bowl add lemon juice, pepper powder, garlic powder, red chilli flakes, basil and chopped coriander leaves.
  • Add the melted butter and mix well.
  • Marinate the fish pieces in the butter mixture. You can leave it from 30 minutes to overnight. It tastes good even if you cook it immediately.
  • In a grill pan or tawa cook the fish pieces along with e butter mixture. Cook for 7 minutes on medium flame on each side.
  • Turn and cook the other side. Once done remove and place the cooked fish pieces on a plate.
  • In the same pan add the butter for making the sauce. Be careful not to burn the butter. 
  • Once butter is melted add minced garlic cloves, lemon juice and cook on low flame for 3 minutes.
  • Once the sauce thickens, add pepper powder and pour the sauce over the grilled fish pieces.
  • Garnish with coriander leaves.
  • Serve as such or with rice / rice of your choice.
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Recipe Notes

  • Usually fish in lemon butter sauce is done with fish fillets. But as I don’t get fillets since we moved to our hometown, I tried it with locally available fish. 
  • You can even grill the fish in an oven.
  • Dry the fish thoroughly before marinating. There should not be any moisture in the fish.
  • Do not overcook the fish as it may flake and get broken.
  • Do not burn the butter while grilling the fish.
  • If you feel that the butter has even slightly burnt, do not use the same pan for the sauce. 

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