Fish Piccata


"Piccata" translates to piquant or piquancy, which in one definition means tart or zesty. When used in reference to a way of preparing food, particularly meat or fish, it means "sliced, sautéed, and served in a sauce containing lemon juice, white wine and capers. Fish piccata can be served with rice or pasta as a side dish.
Recipe Source: Great Chefs Cook Italian


  • 2-3 Fish fillets, cut into half
  • 2 tbsp Plain flour
  • Salt and pepper
  • 15 g Butter
  • 50 ml Olive oil
  • 60 ml White wine
  • 1 tbsp Capers, drained
  • 1 tbsp Lemon juice
  1. In a shallow dish, combine the flour, a little of salt and pepper. Dredge the fish lightly in flour mixture.
  2. Heat the butter and olive oil in a large skillet. Add fish and cook until fish just begins to flake. Remove fish from pan and keep warm.
  3. Add white wine, lemon juice, and capers to the skillet. Stir well and heat the sauce thoroughly. Serve fish with sauce and pasta.
Fish Piccata 意式柠檬鱼排 on Foodista

60 comments:

Elin 17/7/10 07:23

Angie ,this is what I would love to have for my sunday brunch :) Simple and yet taste good. Thanks for sharing ...I will definitely try this out as soon as I get the white fish fillets :)

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Abhilash Pillai 17/7/10 07:45

I love the recipes when they differ from the way we prepare it here.

Nice to see a new recipe.

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RV 17/7/10 07:50

I love the Italian flavors, and it is looking delicious

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Heavenly Housewife 17/7/10 08:01

That looks amazing. I wouldn't have thought to have cooked fish like that. I always cook it really simple, fried with a teeny bit of oil.
Have a fantastic weekend.
*kisses* HH

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Happy Cook 17/7/10 09:07

I can imagine how good this will be tasting . Looks so so fresh and yumm.

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Ho Ho Ho 17/7/10 09:44

It looks so delicious and easy to cook... a must try for me... thanks :)

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Amy @ cookbookmaniac 17/7/10 11:40

This looks fantastic! I'm making this for dinner tomorrow night. Thanks for the recipe!

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pegasuslegend 17/7/10 13:14

awesome presentation here love the fish and sizzle!

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Joanne 17/7/10 13:21

I love the lemony-ness of piccata...it has to be one of my favorite pasta dishes! I've never had it with fish but it sounds delicious.

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Belinda @zomppa 17/7/10 13:47

It's such a gorgeous 3-D dish!

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petite nyonya 17/7/10 15:12

Looks delicious and succulent!

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doggybloggy 17/7/10 15:24

lovely dish - but in my book how can you go wrong with fish - this preparation looks delicious.

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Chef E 17/7/10 15:24

I am always looking for new ideas for fish!

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Trissa 17/7/10 16:13

I've always liked the mix white wine and capers in a dish. The fish looks perfect for entertaining.

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Mary 17/7/10 16:15

What a fabulous recipe. I'm always looking for new ways to prepare fish and I think I've just found one. Have a great day. Blessings...Mary

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Cristina - Teenie Cakes 17/7/10 17:08

Does dredging it in flour give it a texture outside the fish, or does it help in carmalizing the colour? Looks so good - mouthwatering presentation!

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Jeannie 17/7/10 18:42

I love the tartness of this fish dish! So refreshing!

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Fimère 17/7/10 19:05

une recette délicieuse et raffinée avec goût un peu acidulé
j'adore
bonne journée

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Cherine 17/7/10 19:17

Love this recipe! looks soooo good!

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Anncoo 17/7/10 19:41

Beautiful presentation as always :D Love to make this for the kids :)

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Stella 17/7/10 20:46

Oh my Gosh, Angie. When I saw that fish frying in oil, I felt my stomach react. It looks so good! Plus, capers make everything yummy!

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OysterCulture 17/7/10 21:11

I love piccata and this dish looks to be a winner. White wine and capers = yum!

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Krishnaveni 17/7/10 21:53

lovely dish with fish, beautiful

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PranisKitchen 17/7/10 22:02

nice presentation always like to have italian food. really delicious fish piccata.. yummy yum

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Chow and Chatter 17/7/10 22:06

oh love fish always learning from you

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Mythreyi Dilip 18/7/10 05:10

This is totally new to me but looks drool worthy dear:)

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Mother Rimmy 18/7/10 06:04

I've made chicken piccata and loved it. I'll have to give this a try! It looks amazing.

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Dishesdone 18/7/10 07:32

looks great! We love piccata, have to try it with fish, nice change from chicken!

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Pete 18/7/10 09:36

The fish looks nicely done....sure taste good when eaten while still hot!

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Honey Bee Sweets 18/7/10 10:57

I just need to get some good white wine and I'm good to go.Thanks for such a lovely recipe...looks really good. ;)

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Sonia (Nasi Lemak Lover) 18/7/10 11:09

This looks good and delicious, well done.

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kitchen flavours 18/7/10 14:03

Looks delicious! A complete meal for the family!

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Carla and Michael 18/7/10 14:50

Lovely picture. I do love picatta and make it with salmon, grouper, ans chicken all the time.

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Cheah 18/7/10 16:36

This sure looks yummy!

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Velva 18/7/10 17:15

Your Summer dishes look wonderful. This is another great dish. I enjoy chicken picatta so, I know the fish one is delightful too.

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Cinnamon-Girl 18/7/10 17:45

We love piccata in our house! We have never made it with fish. You always have the best ideas Angie! It's truly delicious looking!

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Claudia 18/7/10 17:54

Angie - you just erupted a light bulb in my brain. I make chicken piccata regularly and have never thought to use fish - which is so suited to this recipe. Am imagining using it on something jut caught that day... so scrumptious.

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pigpigscorner 18/7/10 22:06

Simple and delicious! I little lemon juice makes it so refreshing!

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Foodessa 18/7/10 22:44

This is my kind of go to recipe.
A refreshing salad on the side and Hubby and I are satisfied ;o)

Ciao for now and flavourful wishes,
Claudia

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Magic of Spice 19/7/10 01:01

What a delightful dish...I want some:) Just beautiful Angie!

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zurin 19/7/10 02:04

this wld be great with rice! I wld definitely love love this :))))

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Katie@Cozydelicious 19/7/10 02:12

This looks great! Normally I'm not a huge fan of capers, but I might have to give this a shot anyway!

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Ellie (Almost Bourdain) 19/7/10 06:20

Love this delicious fish dish. Now you give me an idea for dinner tonight.

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TasteHongKong 19/7/10 08:01

Sounds zesty, side or main : ).

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alwayswinner786 19/7/10 12:23

Look so healthy, light and delicious!

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Pete 19/7/10 16:26

Hi Angie,
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Shriya 19/7/10 16:39

This is an Interesting Recipe. love the combo, totally different. Looks soo delicious and yummy!!

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Pete 19/7/10 18:05

Angie, thanks for voting! Cheers!

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Gulmohar 19/7/10 18:22

Splendid..I love wine in my fish and meat dishes..yummm

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Food For Tots 19/7/10 18:22

Your fish piccata is fried to perfection and the presentation is so stylish!

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Biren 19/7/10 21:44

Looks like a great meal! Lovely presentation!

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Erica 20/7/10 02:25

I tried chicken piccata, but this fish version looks delicious!

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Ingrid 20/7/10 04:17

Looks divine! Great recipe!

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tigerfish 20/7/10 04:57

I never tried piccata of any kind at all! Oh, I am so behind!

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faithy, the baker 20/7/10 05:31

looks delicious! Just like what is being served at the restaurants. Yums!

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Donna-FFW 20/7/10 06:12

Simply elegant, so delicious, how fresh! Love it and your presentation is gorgeous!

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sensiblecooking 20/7/10 23:54

Fish on the bed of pasta that is my favorite thing in the whole world to eat. Perfect. The fish looks so good, drooling

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Rosa's Yummy Yums 24/7/10 01:05

A light and delicious fish recipe! That dish is perfect.

Cheers,

Rosa

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A Canadian Foodie 30/7/10 12:24

I love the extra photos, Angie! The fish looks heavenly! I am still away in Bosnia, now... Paris a couple of weeks ago (some posts are up) and sitting at a wireless cafe trying to get another one up.... feeling guilty about being so behind on my readings and read you tasty post while photos are uploading. Easy, and delicious. Just what I like!
:)
Valerie

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