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Crispy Fish with Lemon Dill Sauce

Crispy Fish with Lemon Dill Sauce

Lemon and dill flavor a white wine sauce that complements the crispy fish fillets. We prefer using a firm white fish like halibut or walleye.

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20 min
Prep Time
30 min
Total Time


Lemon Dill Sauce

1/2 cup dry white wine  

1/4 cup finely chopped shallots  

1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice

1 tablespoon Land O Lakes® Heavy Whipping Cream

4 tablespoons cold Land O Lakes® Butter, cut into pieces

1 tablespoon chopped fresh dill weed

1/2 teaspoon freshly grated lemon zest


1/2 cup all-purpose flour

1/2 cup panko bread crumbs

1 large Land O Lakes® Egg

1 pound halibut fillets  

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/4 teaspoon pepper

3 tablespoons Land O Lakes® Butter


 *Substitute chicken broth for white wine. **Substitute white onion for shallots. ***Substitute other firm white fish, such as walleye or cod.

How to make

  1. STEP 1

    Combine wine, shallots and lemon juice in saucepan. Cook over medium heat until mixture comes to a boil. Continue boiling 4-5 minutes or until liquid is reduced.

  2. STEP 2

    Reduce heat to low.

  3. STEP 3

    Stir in whipping cream with whisk. Remove from heat. Stir in 2 pieces cold butter using whisk. Add another butter piece, whisking constantly. Place pan over low heat; continue whisking, adding remaining butter pieces one at a time, until mixture is creamy. Remove from heat. Stir in dill and lemon zest.

  4. STEP 4

    Place flour and bread crumbs into separate shallow bowls. Beat egg in another shallow bowl. Set aside.

  5. STEP 5

    Cut fish into 4-inch pieces. Season both sides of fish with salt and pepper. Dip both sides of fish into flour. Dip one side of fish into egg, then into bread crumbs.

  6. STEP 6

    Melt butter in 12-inch skillet until sizzling. Place fish into skillet, crumb-side down. Cook over medium heat, turning once, 5-7 minutes or until fish flakes with fork.

  7. STEP 7

    Top each fish fillet with 1 tablespoon lemon dill sauce.

Nutrition (1 serving)

320 Calories
19 Fat (g)
115 Cholesterol (mg)
400 Sodium (mg)
15 Carbohydrates (g)
1 Dietary Fiber
17 Protein (g)
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