Skip to main content

Mahi Mahi with Lemon, Wine and Caper Sauce

This creamy beurre blanc sauce is so simple to prepare and enhances the flavor of pan-seared Mahi Mahi

Mahi Mahi with Lemon, Wine and Caper Sauce
Mahi Mahi with Lemon, Wine and Caper Sauce
Print Recipe

Cook time: 15 minutes
Serves: 4

This easy recipe incorporates lemon, capers, wine and butter in a pan sauce that is prepared quickly and then served over pan-seared Mahi Mahi, or other white fish. The lemon and capers balance the wine's natural acidity, while the butter creates a silky texture to match the body of this Chenin Blanc. Simple steamed vegetables are a good accompaniment for the fish.

Ingredients:

  • 2 teaspoons capers, preferably salt-packed
  • 4 Mahi Mahi or other firm white fish fillets, each 6 to 8 oz.
  • sea salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 2 Tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 shallots, minced
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 2 to 3 cups dry white wine
  • 2 Tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1 Tablespoon chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
  • 1 grated lemon, zest of

Preparation:

If using salt-packed capers, place them in a small bowl, add cold water to cover and soak for 20 minutes. Drain, rinse well and drain again; pat dry on paper towels. If using vinegar-packed capers, rinse under cold running water, drain and pat dry.

Season the fish lightly with salt and pepper. In a large, nonstick fry pan over medium heat, melt the butter with the olive oil. Arrange the fish in the pan and cook, turning once, until browned on both sides and opaque throughout but still moist looking in the center when tested with a knife (approximately 6 to 8 minutes total). Using a slotted spatula or spoon, transfer the fish to a warmed platter and cover loosely with aluminum foil.

Add the shallots and garlic to the pan and cook, stirring often until fragrant, about 2 minutes. Add the wine and lemon juice, increase the heat to medium-high and boil until the sauce thickens slightly, 2 to 3 minutes. Stir in the parsley, capers and lemon zest, and season with salt and pepper.

Pour the warm sauce over the fish and serve immediately.




GET THE NEWSLETTER Join the List and Never Miss a Thing.

Recommended Articles

Recent Videos

From learning the proper driving techniques to understanding proper etiquette while on the trail, it all begins with saf...
Fishing

Bait Matters

From learning the proper driving techniques to understanding proper etiquette while on the trail, it all begins with saf...
Fishing

Advantage: Catamaran

From learning the proper driving techniques to understanding proper etiquette while on the trail, it all begins with saf...
Fishing

Fly a Kite

From learning the proper driving techniques to understanding proper etiquette while on the trail, it all begins with saf...
Fishing

Bumping Along

From learning the proper driving techniques to understanding proper etiquette while on the trail, it all begins with saf...
Fishing

Bass Crash Course: Offshore Cranking

From learning the proper driving techniques to understanding proper etiquette while on the trail, it all begins with saf...
Gear

Trika Rods

From learning the proper driving techniques to understanding proper etiquette while on the trail, it all begins with saf...
Gear

New Shimano Baitcasters

From learning the proper driving techniques to understanding proper etiquette while on the trail, it all begins with saf...
Hunting

Incredible Turkey Audio: Tommy Allen Punches his Minnesota Tag IN THE SNOW

From learning the proper driving techniques to understanding proper etiquette while on the trail, it all begins with saf...
Destinations

First Turkey Ever: Perfect Conditions Make for a Short Hunt

From learning the proper driving techniques to understanding proper etiquette while on the trail, it all begins with saf...
Fishing

Bass Crash Course: Bass Froggin' Game Plan

From learning the proper driving techniques to understanding proper etiquette while on the trail, it all begins with saf...
Videos

What to Know Before Going Off-Road

From learning the proper driving techniques to understanding proper etiquette while on the trail, it all begins with saf...
Learn

Off-Road Safety Tips and Techniques

Game & Fish Magazine Covers Print and Tablet Versions

GET THE MAGAZINE Subscribe & Save

Digital Now Included!

SUBSCRIBE NOW

Give a Gift   |   Subscriber Services

PREVIEW THIS MONTH'S ISSUE

Buy Digital Single Issues

Magazine App Logo

Don't miss an issue.
Buy single digital issue for your phone or tablet.

Buy Single Digital Issue on the Game & Fish App

Other Magazines

See All Other Magazines

Special Interest Magazines

See All Special Interest Magazines

GET THE NEWSLETTER Join the List and Never Miss a Thing.

Get the top Game & Fish stories delivered right to your inbox every week.

Phone Icon

Get Digital Access.

All Game & Fish subscribers now have digital access to their magazine content. This means you have the option to read your magazine on most popular phones and tablets.

To get started, click the link below to visit mymagnow.com and learn how to access your digital magazine.

Get Digital Access

Not a Subscriber?
Subscribe Now

Enjoying What You're Reading?

Get a Full Year
of Guns & Ammo
& Digital Access.

Offer only for new subscribers.

Subscribe Now

Never Miss a Thing.

Get the Newsletter

Get the top Game & Fish stories delivered right to your inbox every week.

By signing up, I acknowledge that my email address is valid, and have read and accept the Terms of Use