Mahi-mahi with lemon caper sauce

Main Dish
4 servings
5 min
25 min


Number of serving: 4
* 4 Mahi-Mahi fillets

* Salt and Pepper (I recommend using a lemon pepper blend if you have it)

* 1 TBS olive oil

* 2 TBS butter

* 1 shallot, minced

* 1/4 cup white wine

* 1/4 cup chicken or vegetable broth

* 1 lemon, juiced

* 1 TBS lemon rind

* 1/4 cup capers, drained and rinsed (we love capers.. you may not hold the same relationship with them. Please adjust this for your taste).


  • * Prepare the fish by sprinkling each side with salt and pepper (or lemon pepper). Pour the olive oil into a stainless steel pan on medium high heat. When the oil is hot, test it with the tip of the fish fillet. If the oil crackles from the touch, your ready! If not, it needs to be hotter to get the sear the dish needs.
    * I would recommend against using nonstick unless you have no other option. The sauce depends on the bits and pieces you will get from deglazing the pan later. Run an extra mile and enjoy.
    * When the Mahi-Mahi is cooked (usually 3-4 minutes per side depending on the thickness of your fillet), remove and cover loosely to keep warm.
    * Add the butter to the hot pan and melt.
    * Saute the shallots until softened in the melted butter.
    * Add wine, broth, lemon juice, and lemon zest to the pan and use a spatula to scrape up all the browned bits (aka deglaze the pan). Allow the mixture to simmer and reduce by 1/3 to 1/2, stirring occasionally. Note: you can adjust the wine/broth ratio according to your tastes and how much wine you have left in the bottle by the time you get to this step ;)
    * Add the rinsed capers and simmer one more minute. While you are waiting, plate your fillets. Pour the sauce over the top.


Mahi-Mahi with Lemon Caper sauce, photo 1
Mahi-Mahi with Lemon Caper sauce, photo 2
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