Pan fried fish with lime and coriander butter

Deliciously moist and tender pan fried fish with a fresh lime and coriander butter. Tasty, fresh and wholesome - perfect for dinner any night of the week!

  • 10 mins preparation
  • 5 mins cooking
  • Serves 4
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Pan fried fish with lime and coriander butter
  • 1/4 cup ballantyne olive oil spreadable butter, softened
  • finely grated zest 1 lime
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped coriander
  • 1 clove garlic, crushed
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 4 skinless white fish fillets
Noodle salad
  • 100 gram vermicelli noodles, soaked in boiling water
  • 1 cucumber, halved, thinly sliced
  • 1 carrot, julienned
  • 1/4 cup coriander leaves
  • 2 green onions, thinly sliced
  • 1 long red chilli, thinly sliced
  • 2 tablespoon sweet chilli sauce
  • 2 tablespoon fish sauce
  • juice 1 lime


Pan fried fish with lime and coriander butter
  • 1
    In a small bowl, combine butter, lime zest, coriander and garlic. Mix well and season to taste.
  • 2
    In a large non-stick frying pan, heat oil on high. Cook fish 2-3 minutes, each side, until flesh flakes when tested with a fork.
  • 3
    Meanwhile, make noodle salad: In a large bowl, combine noodles, cucumber, carrot, coriander, onion and chilli. Dress with combined sauces and juice.
  • 4
    Serve each fish portion topped with a dollop of flavoured butter and accompany with noodle salad.


Flavoured butters are a fast and easy way to dress up simple pan fried seafood, chicken and steaks. Try other combinations such as mustard and rosemary butter with barbecued beef steaks, lemon grass and chilli butter with grilled prawns or lemon and thyme butter with grilled chicken breast.

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