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Pan-Seared Fish with Lemon Butter

Looking for a tasty meal that fills you up without weighing you down? A little butter boosts the flavor of our pan-seared filet, which you’ll finish off with a squeeze of fresh citrus. Add in a side salad and dinner is done in just 20 minutes. 
Servings: 2
Total Time: 20m
Prep Time: 5m
Cooking Time: 15m
Pan-Seared Fish with Lemon Butter


  • 1 fish fillet – such as tilapia, cod, sea bass, salmon.
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Oil or butter – 2 to 3 tbsp
  • lemon

Preparation Instructions

Choose your favorite fish, being aware of the filet thickness. A thicker the piece will take a bit longer to cook. We suggest tilapia, cod, sea bass or salmon. | Set your frypan on medium heat. | While frypan is heating up, wash your fish and pat dry. Season both sides of fish with salt and pepper. | Once frypan is hot, add 2-3 tbsp of butter/oil and allow to heat up. We prefer butter for this recipe to enhance flavor and end results. Then add your fish skin side down – if the fillet curves upwards while cooking, simply press the down with a spatula to ensure even cooking. | Let the fish cook for 3-4 minutes or until you see the edges begin to brown. Flip fish fillet to other side, baste with butter from the pan and let cook for another 3 minutes. |
  1. Transfer to plate carefully and squeeze lemon – enjoy!