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Brown butter fish with basil, capers and spinach

Gluten-Free, Soy-Free

2 Servings, 420 Calories/Serving

25 Minutes

A lightly seared fish and green garlic sautéed spinach is drizzled with a simple brown butter lemon sauce, illustrating the beauty of simplicity.

Ingredients

  • 6-ounce fish fillets
  • 1 lemon
  • medium bunch basil
  • 2 stalks green garlic
  • 1 tablespoon capers
  • 8 cups loosely packed spinach

Nutrition per serving

Instructions

1

Sear fish

Heat 1 tablespoon oil in pan on medium heat until shimmering. Season fish with a pinch of salt and pepper. Sear fish until golden brown and flakey, 2 to 4 minutes each side. Take off heat.

2

Prep sauce

Juice lemon.
Pick leaves off basil and roughly chop.
Rinse, trim off ends and thinly slice green garlic.

3

Brown butter

In the same pan, add 3 tablespoons butter on medium-low heat and cook, stirring occasionally, until the milk solids just start to caramelize and reach a golden brown, 6 to 8 minutes. (Watch closely as this can easily burn.) Remove from pan and stir in lemon juice, basil and capers. Set aside to cool.

4

Sauté spinach

Add green garlic to pan and cook until just soft, about 1 minute. Toss in spinach and a pinch of salt. Cover and cook until spinach wilts, 2 to 3 minutes. Remove from heat, taste and season with more salt if necessary.

5

Plate, serve

Divide spinach evenly between two plates, top with fish and drizzle with brown butter sauce. Serve remaining brown butter on the side.