Pan Fried Fish Fillets with Sun-dried Tomato-Caper Sauce

Pan Fried Fish Fillets with Sun-dried Tomato-Caper Sauce

Fish in my personal opinion is already tasty regardless of how you cook them whether is poaching, frying, in soups or baked these versatile ingredient will turn out most of the times good but sometimes adding sauces can make it even better by enhancing and complementing its flavour while removing that fishy taste and smell. Don’t you agree?

Today we will be using a white delicate fish and amping it up with some salty acidic tomatoey goodness from sun-dried tomatoes and capers, add to that some garlic and onions then this light meal is your prefect delicious quick and easy meal that you can serve in 15 minutes tops.

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Pan Fried Fish Fillets with Sun-dried Tomato-Caper Sauce

  • Author: Raymund
  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Cook Time: 20 mins
  • Total Time: 35 mins
  • Yield: 2 1x
  • Category: Main Course
  • Cuisine: Free Style


This Pan Fried Fish Fillets is served with salty acidic tomatoey sauce made from sun-dried tomatoes, capers, garlic and onions, a light meal that is easy to make.



  • 2 pcs snapper filets with skin on
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tbsp onion, minced
  • 1/2 cup Sun-dried Tomatoes, chopped
  • 1/2 cup chicken stock
  • 1 tbsp capers
  • 2 fresh parsley, chopped
  • 3 tbsp butter
  • olive oil
  • Salt
  • freshly ground pepper


  1. Completely dry the snapper fillets with thick paper towel then lightly season snapper with salt.
  2. Heat olive oil in a heavy skillet then once hot and smoking, add snapper skin side down, do not flip fish until skin is crispy. Press fish just to have an even crisp, once it turn golden brown on the sides flip the fish an cook on the other side for four minutes (Depending on the thickness). Remove fish from pan then set aside.
  3. Add butter to the skillet then sauté onions, cook until it’s translucent.
  4. Add the capers and garlic and cook for 2 more minutes.
  5. Add chicken stock and sun dried tomatoes, reduce liquid to half its volume then add parsley.
  6. Season with salt and freshly ground black pepper, turn heat off. Pour on top of fish then serve.


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7 Responses

  1. Kristy says:

    Delicious Raymund! I love Mediterranean fish recipes. The salty ingredients complement the fish beautifully. And that photo makes me want to grab a piece of bread and sop up that sauce! Yum!

  2. suituapui says:

    Looks good! Love the colour of the sauce.

  3. It looks and sounds delicious, Raymund!!!!

  4. Excellent photos as always, Raymund! 🙂

  5. Peggy says:

    This looks and sounds amazing, Ray. I’m going to try it soon!

  6. Bernie says:

    Made a few changes that really went over well. Substitute mushroom stock for the chicken stock. Richer color and flavor. Added half a chopped jalapeño to spice it up.

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