Garlic Butter Fish

Servings 3

Garlic Butter Fish

This meal is best served as an main dish with garlic butter dipping sauce.

10 minPrep Time

10 minCook Time

20 minTotal Time

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  • 12 oz. firm white fish fillet (halibut, cod or pollock fillet)
  • salt
  • ground black pepper
  • 3 dashes cayenne pepper
  • 2 tablespoons corn starch
  • 2 tablespoons cooking oil
  • lemon wedges
  • Garlic Butter Sauce
  • 1/2 stick salted butter, melted (4 tablespoons)
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon chopped parsley


  1. Cut the fish into pieces, not to thin for easy pan-frying.
  2. Season the fish with salt, black pepper and cayenne pepper.
  3. Coat the fish with corn starch.
  4. Set aside.
  5. Prepare the Garlic Butter Sauce by mixing all the ingredients together. Set aside.
  6. Heat up a skillet (preferably non-stick) on medium heat.
  7. Add the cooking oil and once the oil is heated, pan-fry the fish in a single layer until both sides turn crispy and golden brown.
  8. Use a wooden spatula or tong to gently flip the fish over. Try not to break the fish.
  9. Remove the fish from the skillet and drain on paper towels.
  10. Toss the fish with the Garlic Butter Sauce and serve immediately with lemon wedges.

Samuel Samura

Courtesy of Samuel Samura.

Samuel Samura is a native from West Africa, he writes on various topics, including health, fitness, African cultures etc. 

He is the author of ‘Meeting the cheeky bumsters of The Gambia‘ an article that throws light on some of the things to expect when visiting The Gambia as a tourist.