Fish Milanese

By July 19, 2018June 20th, 2020Seafood
Fish Milanese by cooking meals for one

Crispy lemon flavoured fish drizzled with garlic brown butter sauce



Prep time

10 Minutes +

Marinating 1 Hour

Cooking time

8-10 Minutes


  • Marinade
    • 1 tablespoon finely chopped onion
    • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
    • 20 ml oil
    • salt and pepper
  • 1 white fillet of fish
  • ¼ cup plain flour
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • panko breadcrumbs (enough to coat the fillet)
  • 1 tablespoon oil, for frying
  • 1 tablespoon butter, extra


  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 teaspoon garlic, crushed

Garnish with chopped parsley


  • Remove skin and any fish bones from the fillet 
  • Mix the onion, lemon juice, oil, salt and pepper together and soak the fish fillet in the mixture, coating both sides. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour
  • Drain the fish, then coat the fillet in plain flour, egg and breadcrumbs
  • Heat frying oil and extra butter in a frying pan large enough to take the fish fillet, cook until golden brown on both side (3-5 minutes depending on the thickness of the fish fillet)
  • For the sauce; 
  • Melt butter in a small saucepan over medium-low heat, add garlic and stir while cooking until the butter turns brown but not burnt. Drizzle over the fish fillet and garnish with chopped parsley

Note: This recipe was adapted from one in Australian Woman’s Weekly “ Italian” cookbook

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