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Mahi mahi fish piccata.

Mahi Mahi Fish Piccata

Great tasting fish recipe that's easy to prepare.
Course Main Course, Seafood main dish
Cuisine American
Keyword fish piccata
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 14 minutes
Total Time 24 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 306kcal
Author Joe


  • 1 1/2 lbs Mahi mahi or other fish
  • 1/3 cup flour
  • 4 tbsp butter
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup capers, drained and rinsed
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth (I use Better than Bouillon, chicken base)
  • salt and pepper


  • Prepare the fish by removing the skin if necessary. Then lightly coat all sides with olive oil and salt and pepper.
  • Place the flour in a bowl and dredge the fish pieces to coat. Save 1 teaspoon of the flour to use later.
  • Place a large skillet on the stove on medium high heat and add 1 tablespoon of olive oil and 1 tablespoon of butter. Fry the fish on the first side until about a third of the fish becomes opaque, (2 minutes). Flip and fry the second side until the sides of the fish filet or nearly completely opaque, (2 minutes). Remove the fish from the skillet.
  • Wipe the skillet with paper towels to remove most of the burnt flour and then add 2 tablespoons olive oil and 1 tablespoon butter on medium heat. Stir in a teaspoon of flour and cook for 1 minute.
  • Carefully add the broth, lemon juice and capers. The oil will definitely start to splatter.  Bring to a slow boil and stir to thicken, 2 minutes. 
  • Lower the heat to low and add the fish back to the skillet along with 2 tablespoons chopped butter. Spoon the sauce over the fish to heat back up and to melt the added butter.
  • Serve hot with the sauce and the side dish of your choice.


Calories: 306kcal