Aggie's Kitchen

Parmesan Crusted Fish with Lemon and Capers

Parmesan Crusted Fish with Lemon and Capers | Aggie's Kitchen

I am really trying to get more fish back into our diet. Fish is so versatile, there are so many ways to prepare it whether baked, broiled, grilled or simply pan fried like this Parmesan Crusted Fish with Lemon and Capers – and it’s so good for you! Let’s not forget to mention that not only is it super versatile, but it’s super quick to cook up! Which makes it a dream of a weeknight meal.

My friend Deanna has mentioned cooking fish coated in Parmesan a couple of times to me when I’ve asked her the question – what’s for dinner? I love having “what’s for dinner” friends, the ones who you can send a random text to throughout  the day to help you figure out what you are going to throw together at the last minute. We all need a few of those friends in our life. 🙂 I tend to get great ideas from those conversations. This fish dish is definitely one of them.

Parmesan Crusted Fish with Lemon and Capers | Aggie's Kitchen

I used very little oil when cooking up the fish which kept the very light and low in calories. The Parmesan flavored up the fish really nicely, and gave it a little crust which I loved. I’m a caper fanatic so I loved adding them at the end just so they can warm up a bit with the lemon. This Parmesan Crusted Fish with Lemon and Capers is a very simple dish, and great for your little ones too (they may question the capers, but try anyway, ha ha). I served it with some cooked spinach and some extra lemon. This one is definitely a feel good dinner!

Parmesan Crusted Fish with Lemon and Capers | Aggie's Kitchen

Print Recipe

Parmesan Crusted Fish with Lemon and Capers

Yield: 6 servings

Ingredients:

  • 6 white fish filets (tilapia, flounder, cod)
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • coarse salt and fresh ground black pepper
  • 2-3 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 1 lemon (plus more sliced lemon for serving)
  • 2 tablespoons capers, plus brine (to taste)

Directions:

  1. Place your fish filets in a large plate or cookie sheet. Drizzle 1-2 tablespoons of oil and spread over each filet (both sides - I just use my fingers to spread the oil evenly). Season each filet with a little salt and pepper.
  2. Put grated Parmesan cheese in a wide bowl or plate (wide enough for fish to lay flat in).
  3. Heat 1 tablespoon of oil in a large nonstick pan over medium-high heat. Take your fish filets (1 at a time) and press into grated Parmesan on both sides. Carefully place your fish into your pan.
  4. Cook fish for about 4-5 minutes on first side, until golden brown. Flip and continue to cook for another few minutes, until fish is white and translucent, cooked through and easily flakes with a fork.
  5. During the last couple of minutes of cooking time, squeeze lemon over fish and add capers to pan. Slide out onto your plate and add more lemon before serving if you desire.

Inspired by my friend Deanna.

Follow AggiesKitchen on Instagram and show us what recipes you are making from the blog! Use the hashtag #aggieskitchen - I'd love to see what you are cooking up!

More delicious fish recipes:

Grapefruit and Pistachio Crusted Salmon

Spicy Fish Wraps

One Pot Mahi Mahi with Zucchini, Corn and Tomatoes

5-Ingredient Veracruz Syle Baked White Fish from The Lemon Bowl

Balsamic Fish Tacos from Dine & Dish

Pan Seared Salmon with Thyme Butter Sauce from Reluctant Entertainer


Are you following me on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook and Pinterest? If you’d like to subscribe to Aggie’s Kitchen and have each post delivered straight to your e-mail box, then please add your email here. Happy cooking!

Follow Aggie’s Kitchen’s board Fish and Seafood on Pinterest.

Are you following me on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook and Pinterest? If you’d like to subscribe to Aggie’s Kitchen and have each post delivered straight to your e-mail box, then please add your email here. Happy cooking!

There are affiliate links in this post. I make small earnings through any purchases made through these links. Thank you for supporting Aggie’s Kitchen!

Keep in Touch

Never miss a recipe! Subscribe to receive new post updates via email:

14 Responses to “Parmesan Crusted Fish with Lemon and Capers”

  1. Gaby posted March 5, 2015 at 12:14 pm

    I love easy and delicious recipes like this one! This is right up my alley!

  2. Sandy @ ReluctantEntertainer posted March 5, 2015 at 12:38 pm

    Love this recipe, Aggie. So simple. I have some fresh lemons on my counter, too! I can taste it already!

  3. Liz @ The Lemon Bowl posted March 5, 2015 at 4:55 pm

    I love being your what’s for dinner friend! This looks so good – we grew up eating fish with capers at least once a week. 🙂

    • Aggies Kitchen posted March 9, 2015 at 9:37 am

      I love that you are my what’s for dinner friend 🙂

  4. kelley posted March 5, 2015 at 6:09 pm

    I LOVE these flavors, Aggie! A keeper for sure!

    • Aggies Kitchen posted March 9, 2015 at 9:38 am

      thanks so much Kelley!

  5. Brenda @ a farmgirl's dabbles posted March 6, 2015 at 9:17 am

    What’s for dinner friend, love that! Excellent fish recipe!

    • Aggies Kitchen posted March 9, 2015 at 9:38 am

      yes, will you be my what’s for dinner friend, Brenda? 😉 Thank you!

  6. Karen @ On the Banks of Salt Creek posted March 6, 2015 at 9:27 am

    Wow! This looks refreshing and delicious.

    • Aggies Kitchen posted March 9, 2015 at 9:39 am

      Thank you Karen!

  7. Shirley B. posted March 25, 2015 at 1:41 pm

    I love that so many of your recipes are fresh, fast and simple! A good recipe for living life!

    • Aggies Kitchen posted March 30, 2015 at 8:12 am

      Thank you Shirley – I appreciate your comment so much. I don’t have much time for complicated recipes these days, I’m thinking others don’t either 🙂

  8. CLBD posted May 18, 2015 at 4:07 pm

    Your recipe looks and sounds fantastic.  I was planning on making this tonight.  Is there any way you can give the nutritional amounts.  I am mainly looking for the carbohydrate count, as I count carbs.  I’m still making this tonight but would still like the information.  Thanks  CLBD

    • Aggies Kitchen posted May 20, 2015 at 8:59 am

      Hello – hope you enjoyed it! Sorry I don’t have the nutritional info on hand, I like to use My Fitness Pal to calculate it. There are a few others out there too (Spark People?).

Leave a Comment