Deliciously flaky pan-seared branzino cooked in a few simple spices, butter and lemon juice. It’s a 20-minute meal to serve with some grilled veggies, a fresh salad, and roasted potatoes.
I picked up some frozen branzino fillets from Trader Joes a couple of weeks back and was craving a simple, lemony pan-seared fish. I seasoned the fish with some salt, pepper, garlic powder and cajun spice, and pan-seared them in a little butter.
They turned out so flakey and flavorful, and paired perfectly with a fresh kale salad.
Pan-seared fish is one of my favorite methods of preparing white fish. Most white fish are pretty mild in flavor, but after a little seasoning and searing, you’re left with delicious, melt-in-your mouth fish.
How to make simple pan-seared branzino
This dish comes together in just a few simple steps, and in just under 20 minutes!
- Season the fish– start by seasoning the branzino fillets with cajun spice, garlic powder, salt & pepper
- Heat your pan– heat a skillet on medium heat with some butter. You can use vegan butter to make this dairy-free
- Pan-sear the fish– after heating your pan, pan-sear the fish fillets for about 3 minutes per side, starting with the skin side down
- Garnish with lemon juice and parsley– Once the fish is ready, add some fresh lemon juice on top, chopped parsley, and a pinch of salt
I love serving this with a kale salad and my favorite smashed potatoes. It’s a simple weeknight meal that the whole family with love!
You guys are going to love this easy recipe. I can’t wait for you to try it!