Haddock Piccata

I’ve been having fish a lot lately, and been having great luck getting great pieces of fish. I usually get it from my fav fish market David’s Fish Market. Fresh off the boat!

I’ve been making it Meuniere style, and love it that way, but wanted a change.

I love anything Piccata, so thought this would be perfect for the thick, white fish.

Oh my…if I got this in a restaurant, I would be back over and over for it! It was that good. Thick, white juicy fish, that flakes apart in huge chucks. With a delicious buttery, lemon wine sauce that is good enough to drink (well in my opinion anyway!).

If you love lemon as I do, you’ve gotta try this Haddock Piccata recipe! Make sure the fish you buy is the “freshest you can get”. Not frozen. It should smell like the sea. And make sure you get the thickest fillet possible.

Oh my, I could eat this every night!

Haddock Piccata

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Serves: 2 Cooking Time: 10 min


  • 1 pound Haddock fillets
  • about ¼ cup flour for dredging
  • freshly ground white or black pepper to taste
  • 2-4 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon small capers, drained
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • ¼ cup dry white wine
  • juice of 1/2 lemon
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh Italian parsley
  • sea salt and ground pepper to taste



Put some flour in a ziptop bag, and add fish and shake gently until coated.


In a large skillet, melt about 3 tablespoons of the butter with the oil over medium heat.


When the butter foam has subsided, slip the fillets into the skillet. Sauté over medium to medium-high heat until lightly golden, about 3 minutes a side for thick fillets, turning them only once. Transfer to a heated platter and reduce the heat to medium-low. Remove any excess brown butter. Add the capers, garlic and wine. Stir to scrape up any browned bits from the bottom of the pan. Cook until the alcohol has evaporated, about 2 minutes. Add the lemon juice and about 1 tablespoon of butter to create a smooth sauce. Stir in the parsley and taste. Season with salt and pepper if needed.


Remove the pan from the heat and pour the sauce over the fish. Serve immediately.

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  • Reply
    January 26, 2020 at 2:53 pm

    My Brother has this on the menu of one of his restaurants, so I came home and made it myself and it is great! I printed this out to give to people that ask how I make it!

    • Reply
      February 17, 2020 at 9:44 am

      Hi Anne! I totally love Haddock Piccata! Hubby likes his fish plain, I like it LEMONY!

      Its so easy to make a Piccata sauce when you think of it.

      Makes fish taste delicious! Enjoy!

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    June 22, 2020 at 10:17 pm

    This recipe is amazing!! Made it with cod, but any white fish would do. Thanks for sharing!

    • Reply
      June 24, 2020 at 5:41 pm

      So glad you loved it Sam! I’ve made with Cod as well! No matter what you use the lemon sauce is sooo good!

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