This would be a perfect dish to serve to a family that is trying to eat more fish — it is extremely mild with lemon and butter (I skipped the capers), and you can make it with whatever thin white flaky fish looks good at the store. I used wild flounder, but tilapia, snapper, sole, and catfish would also be good. I wouldn’t recommend a thick fish like halibut or cod for this recipe. I had never actually cooked fish using this process of dredging in flour and then lightly pan frying in olive oil before, and it turned out so well. The sauce was initially very strong with lemon, because I accidentally put the butter into the green beans instead of the fish sauce. Those were some really delicious green beans (since I had already tossed them in olive oil and lemon juice!).
Both the Fish Piccata and the Angel Hair Pasta recipes are from Melissa d’Arabian. You really want to serve them together as all the flavors combine so well (lemon, butter, olive oil, parmesan). And if you keep some fish fillets in the freezer, this is a super easy dinner to throw together with things you already have on hand. With the ingredient lists so short, these aren’t as much recipes as they are methods of cooking, but I’m thrilled to now know how to cook fish this way and the kids loved it.
- Italian Fish Fillets on Orzo (amommys2cents.wordpress.com)