Fish Piccata with Capers Recipe

By: Sheila Reynolds

This Fish Piccata with Capers recipe is an italian classic dish you will absolutely love. Although generally using chicken or pork, piccata, an Italian method of cooking thin cuts of meat, is a fantastic way to prepare any white fish!

Fish Piccata with Capers Recipe

4 fillets of sole
2 tbs of olive oil
5 tablespoons of unsalted butter
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 small shallot, minced
1 whole lemon, juiced
¼ cup Sauvignon blanc
2 tablespoons capers
Parsley, chopped
Flour for dredging
Salt and pepper


1. Pat the sole dry and season with salt and pepper. Lightly dredge in flour (do not overcoat).
2. Heat olive oil and 4 tablespoons of butter in a large skillet. Brown the sole on both sides. Remove from pan.
3. Sautee garlic and shallots in the remaining drippings, seasoning with salt and pepper. Add the wine, using the back of a wooden spoon to scrape the brown bits off the bottom of the pan. Let this simmer for two minutes. Melt in remaining butter and stir in lemon juice and capers.
4. Place the fillets back in the pan to warm through and serve, garnishing with parsley.