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Fish with Citrus Caper Sauce Recipe

When it comes to fish, simple is best. This fish recipe only takes 10 minutes to cook, start to finish. I've used a combination of orange and lemon, capers, white wine and then finished it with a bit of butter.
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Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Servings 4


  • 4 fish fillets of your choice, patted very dry
  • salt and pepper
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 orange
  • 1 lemon
  • 1 tablespoon capers (drained)
  • 1/2 cup white wine
  • 2 tablespoons butter


  • Cut the orange in half. Juice one half of the orange and slice the other half into thin half-moon slices. Repeat with the lemon.
  • Season the fish on both sides with salt and pepper. Heat a large skillet over medium heat. Swirl in the olive oil. When hot, add the fish fillets. Once the cooked edge has reach almost halfway up the fillet, flip the fish.
  • Add in the wine, orange juice, lemon juice, orange/lemon slices, capers and the butter. Season the sauce with a bit of salt and pepper. When the liquid begins bubbling, turn the heat to medium-low, cover and cook until the fish is cooked through, about 1-2 minutes depending on the thickness of your fillet. Serve immediately.
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