Fish Fillets Meuniere Recipe

Serves/Makes: 2 or 3


  • 1 pound (454 g) fish fillets or thin steaks
  • 1 egg white
  • 2 tablespoons (30 mL) cold water
  • 2 tablespoons (30 mL) flour
  • 1 tablespoon (15 mL) cornstarch
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 2 tablespoons (30 mL) vegetable oil
  • 2 tablespoons (30 mL) butter
  • 1 teaspoon (5 mL) capers or small pickles, diced
How to cook Fish Fillets Meuniere:
  • In a deep bowl, beat together egg white and cold water.
  • Onto waxed paper, mix together flour, cornstarch, salt and pepper.
  • Coat each fish fillet or steak with egg white mixture; then coat with flour mixture.
  • Preheat a microwave-oven browning plate for 6 minutes on 'HIGH'.
  • Pour in vegetable oil, without removing the plate from the oven; arrange coated fish fillets or steaks, side-by-side onto plate.
  • Well press each fish piece with a fork, so that they stick well to the browning plate.
  • Microwave for 6 minutes on 'HIGH', turn fish delicately and leave fish to rest for 6 minutes more in microwave-oven, without heating.
  • Arrange butter and capers or diced pickles into a microwave-safe cooking dish.
  • Microwave for 1 minute on 'HIGH'.
  • Pour over fish.
  • Serve onto a warm plate, golden side up.


Oven: 700 watts
Preparation time: 8 minutes
Cooking time: 13 minutes
Waiting time: 6 minutes
It is possible to get a really golden fish fillet in a microwave-oven.
It is important to know that fish, which is 60 to 80% water and approximately 18% albuminous, must, just as eggs, cook quickly, to retain the natural, delicately flavored juices in fish.
Preferably, use olive or vegetable oil, not butter as it burns easily.


Meuniere butter, a brown butter sauce with lemon, is a classic accompaniment for fish and vegetables (think of that old standard, sole meuniere). Makes a little over a quarter cup, enough for four portions of fish.

This recipe for Fish Fillets Meuniere serves/makes: 2 or 3

The Fish Fillets Meuniere recipe and the pictures are adopted from The Our Favorite Fish & Seafood Recipes Cookbook.

Main Ingredient: Various Fish (more Various Fish recipes)
Preparation Method: Microwave (more Microwave recipes)
Cuisine: French (more French recipes)

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