Pan Fried Fish

Total Time:
30 min
15 min
15 min

2 servings

  • 1 large or two small skin-on fish fillets, about 8 ounces (rainbow trout, small salmon, brown trout)
  • Kosher salt
  • Ground black pepper
  • Flour for dredging
  • 2 tablespoon Canola oil
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 1 tablespoons capers, drained
  • 1 lemon, juiced

Heat a heavy pan over medium high heat.

Season fish on meat side with salt and pepper. Lightly dredge fish in flour and shake off excess. When pan is good and hot, add Canola oil followed immediately by 1 tablespoon butter. As soon as foaming subsides, place fish in pan with the skin side down. Jiggle pan for the first 10 seconds to keep the fish from sticking. Cook until golden crust forms on meat. Carefully turn fish away from you and again jiggle pan for the first few seconds. Cook until skin turns golden brown. Remove to a warm plate.

Pour out the cooking fat, add remaining butter and quickly fry the capers. Remove pan from the heat, add lemon juice to pan and swirl. Pour sauce over the fish and serve.

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    Love it! I made this for me and my grandmother and we both devoured it! I used vegetable broth instead and topped it off with grated cheddar cheese. I also left some broccoli chunky. Very easy and delicious!
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    This soup was excellent I always loved broccoli soup but thanks to the food network I watch everyday I am no longer afraid to try different foods or recipes. The only thing was I made a roux to thicken the soup with flour and butter. I have another broccoli bunch and u am going to make another batch. Thanks Paula my husband and daughter loved it. I also made my own croutons with French baguette bread.
    Great tasting and easy to make. Wife and kids loved it.
    This would be the very first soup I have ever tried to make. I must say delicious this soup was so goooooood - I'm heading back to the store to make more. The family loved it. I did not use as much broth as instructed (that's the only thing, but I love Paula and I am looking for something else to make.
    I loved it. I used chicken stock and added a little velveeta cheese to make it cheesier. I did not have any fresh broccoli so I used frozen. Great recipe! I made a big pot so I can freeze some for a quick lunch.
    i've been making this recipe for years . Its the most delicious soup i've ever had. And to tell you the truth, i dont add a thing to it. Paula's the best!
    I use yogurt instead of cream and add chopped bacon, cheddar cheese and cubed grilled chicken. YUM
    I used the basic recipe as the base. I sauteed 2 Tbs chopped sweet onion and 1/4 c. sliced baby bella mushrooms. In the blender I put a handful of baby spinach, the broccoli, sauteed onion and mushrooms and the 2 c. of chicken broth. I pureed it together then put it in a pan on medium heat and added a 1/2 c. of half & half. Very yummy!!!
    I Added 1 tsp cruhed garlic 1/2 tsp red chillie flakes and a touch of cumin

    its simply deliciouse
    Paula, thanks for keeping it simple. Like many others, I made a few changes, but I didn't mess with the basics. I minced and sauteed some onion and garlic before adding the broccoli to the pot. Also, instead of steaming the broccoli, I boiled it for a couple minutes. Then I reserved the broccoli water and used it, along with some chicken base (didn't have broth), and the cream and let it simmer for a little while. This recipe is easy to modify so you can make it your own.

    Super simple and super delicious !!!
    I added a lb of sliced and sauteed fresh mushrooms, a Tablespoon of crushed garlic, 3 tsp of red pepper flakes, and 6oz of shredded cheddar cheese. Yummy!
    I made this last night, very good! My hubby said it's just like the soup his grandma used to make. I also sauteed 1/2 onion and 2 cloves of garlic and pureed them with the broccoli. Quick and delicious - very nice for a bitter cold winter night. Next time, and there will be a next time!, I will probably leave 1/3 of the broccoli florets whole or largish chunks for a little more body. Thank you Paula for another excellent recipe!
    I thought this was really good and easy. I used veggie broth, and added a bit of garlic, nutmeg, red pepper, and salt and pepper. Also added about 1/2 cup of parm cheese. Great for vegetarians!
    This is a very simple recipe for the soup, but we added a leek, sauted it up with a little butter, and used half & half, and as Janet said, thickened it up a little. Came out very good, will make this again, I'm sure.
    After reading the reviews I decided to make this myself. Yes, the initial recipe is bland, however, the great thing about cooking is that you can experiment. In addition to the ingredients to this recipe, I also included 1 clove of garlic and 1/4 c. diced onion. I sauted the onion until translucent and then added the garlic and sauteed it for a minute. I then tossed the broccoli into the pot to coat. And then I pureed the broccoli, onion and garlic in a food processor adding lliquid to help puree (I had to do it in 2 batches because my processor is small). In the pot I added the cream. If you have a hand blender (which I did), I blended it some more and viola! A hearty meal in 30 min.
    This recipe is very easy. My children ate their broccoli for the first time without being to over and over to eat!!!
    Pretty gross. Paula, you've lowered your rating with this one.
    After reading the mostly positive reviews I was expecting a rather tasty soup. Well, it was extremely easy, but the soup had very little taste, even after adding what I thought was quite a bit of salt and cheddar cheese.
    This was the first time I have ever made Broccoli Soup. The recipe was so easy to do and it taste so good. I didn't have half and half so I substitued canned milk, undiluted.
    East and good tasting
    I made this for my family and agree that it is easy and tastes good... it seemed to need a little extra something. I added cheddar cheese to give it a little extra flavor
    This reciept was fast, easy to make and tastes great. My family loved it.
    I found this soup to be good and easy. Whipped it up even when I didn't feel like cooking...after cleaning all day. Definitely a keeper.
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