We were at a little bistro in Isla Mujeres, Mexico. I ordered the fish and fell in love. The kind of love that makes your knees weak and your heart flutter. Or maybe that's lust. I didn't care.
The flavors in my mouth - sea, salty air, lime, something pungent, and a sweet kiss of butter. I asked the waiter how they made it.
The secret was capers!
Little briny bursts of pungent, salty, humid air. Now every time I eat capers, I'm reminded of the sea.
I strongly recommend you go out and catch some fish if you can. I prepared this particular recipe with fresh bass, but you could catch walleye or northern pike.
If you buy fish in the store, get a nice, fresh fillet of a flaky white fish like pollock, grouper, haddock, cod, or halibut.
Sharee's Fish with Capers and Lime
- 1 Tablespoon butter (use the real stuff, folks)
- 2 fish fillets
- 2 Tablespoons capers, rinsed
- 1/2 fresh lime
- salt and pepper
Melt the butter in a saucepan. When it's hot, add your fish. Cook until the bottom begins to brown. Add the capers, then after a minute, flip the fish. Continue cooking until the fish breaks apart with a fork. Drizzle the lime and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Delicious!
If you try this recipe, drop me a note in the comments. I'd love to hear whether the sea sang to you as well.