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Sea Bass in a Lemon, Caper Butter Sauce

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Servings 4 people


  • olive oil
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 4 sea bass fillets
  • 1-2 tbsp capers
  • 1 lemon (juice)
  • 2 tbsp butter


  • Season your fish with salt and pepper
  • Heat a frying pan and add a little olive oil and 1 tbsp of butter
  • Add the sea bass, skin side up and fry for 2-3 minutes. Season the skin side with salt and pepper
  • Turn the sea bass over and fry skin side down for a further 2-3 minutes, depending on the thickness of the fish
  • Once the fish is done, remove it from the pan and add the capers and lemon juice and cook for 1 minute.
  • Remove the pan from the hat and add the remaining 2 tbsp of butter and mix into the sauce.
  • Add the fish back to the pan and turn on to a medium heat. Spoon the sauce over the fish and heat for 30 seconds.
  • Serve on a big platter or individually on each plate. Steam some baby potatoes and green vegetables as as an accompaniment.