Fish Meuniere with Browned Butter and Lemon
Why This Recipe Works
The best fish meunière recipes produce perfectly cooked fillets that are delicately crisp and golden brown on the outside and moist and flavorful on the inside, napped in buttery yet light sauce. We found that the type of fish matters less than its freshness and the thickness of the fillet. For the perfect coating, there was no need to use eggs or bread crumbs. We simply dried the fillets, seasoned them with salt and pepper, allowed them to sit for five minutes, then dredged them in flour. A nonstick skillet coated with a mixture of oil and butter prevented sticking. For the sauce, we browned the butter in a stainless steel skillet, seasoned it with lemon juice, then poured the mixture over the fish. The lemon juice in the sauce added a pleasant lightness.