Fried Tarakihi with Lemon Sauce

    15 minutes

    Pan fried in butter and served with a lemon sauces with capers and chives. This white fish is a common New Zealand dish.


    Washington, United States
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    Serves: 4 

    • 4 tarakihi fillets
    • 1/4 cup olive oil
    • juice of 1/2 lemon
    • zest of 1 lemon
    • 2 tablespoons capers, diced
    • 1 tablespoon chives
    • salt and pepper, to taste
    • butter, for frying

    Preparation:5min  ›  Cook:10min  ›  Ready in:15min 

    1. Salt and pepper the tarakihi fillets then fry in butter until cooked (about 3-4 minutes a side).
    2. In the frying pan, whisk together oil, lemon juice, zest, capers and chives then heat. Pour over the fish fillets.

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     -  01 Jun 2012


    I added a cup of white wine, boiled it down and added cream and boiled that down until it thickened. Delicious. Than you for the inspiration.  -  14 Jan 2017