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Whole30 Fish Piccata

Whole30 Fish Piccata is an easy, quick, healthy and delicious recipe for any day of the week. It only takes a handful of ingredients you may already have.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 12 mins
Course Dinner
Cuisine Italian
Servings 2 servings


  • 4 halibut filets – approximately 4-ounces each
  • kosher salt and freshly-cracked black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 cup arrowroot starch – or more if required
  • 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 shallot or ½ small red onion – thinly sliced
  • 2 cloves garlic – thinly sliced
  • ¼ lemon - thinly sliced into discs
  • 1 tablespoons capers
  • 1 cup chicken stock
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoons ghee - optional
  • 2 tablespoons fresh dill or parsley – finely chopped


  • Pat fish dry with paper towel and lightly season both sides with salt, pepper and paprika. Add arrowroot starch to a large bowl and dredge each fish filet until well coated. Set aside.
  • Preheat oil in a non-stick skillet over medium heat.
  • Carefully add the fish to the hot oil and fry until golden brown, 3-4 minutes. Flip and cook the second side until golden brown and the fish is cooked through, 3-4 minutes. Transfer fish to a serving platter and set aside.
  • Reduce heat to medium-low and add shallot. Cook, stirring, for 1 minute. Add the garlic and cook, stirring for 1 minute. Add the capers, lemon slices, chicken stock and lemon juice and stir to combine. Bring the sauce to a simmer and cook until reduced in volume by half. Add the ghee, if using, and stir through until melted.
  • Spoon the sauce overtop of the fish and serve immediately.
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