Fresh Flounder with Caper and Lemon Sauce

Fresh Flounder with Caper and Lemon Sauce

  • Prep:
  • Cook Time: 15 min
  • Total: 15 min
  • Serving: Serves 2

This extremely light dish of sautéed flounder fillets is bursting with fresh lemon flavor. Pair the meal with a side of brown rice and a glass of Sauvignon Blanc.


  • 2 (4-ounce) flounder fillets
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons chopped parsley
  • 1/2 teaspoon whole capers
  • 1 small lemon, peeled and segmented


  1. With a sharp knife, make 2 crosswise slits in the flounder and season well with salt and pepper.
  2. In a large sauté pan, melt 1/2 tablespoon of butter and sauté flounder for about 3 minutes over medium-high heat. Fish will turn a golden brown color.
  3. Flip the fish once and cook for an additional 2 minutes. Place the fish on a serving dish and cover to keep warm.
  4. Add the remaining 1-1/2 tablespoons butter to the hot and pan and then the lemon juice, parsley, capers, and lemon segments. Mix well and then spoon sauce over the fillets. Serve immediately.

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