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At Dirk's
we carry many additional items to complete and complement your favorite recipe such as:
- Select Fresh   
- Fresh Breads
- Fresh Chips &
- Parchment Paper
    (by the sheet)
- Seafood Utensils
and more.....

  Brown Butter Saute
  • The rich nutty flavor of very dark butter really compliments the flavor of any fish.
  • This simple recipe is one of my favorites. This works well with all kinds of thin skinless fish, such as skate, sole, and even tilapia. You can also use larger fish such as grouper or halibut, just cut the skinless fillets into thinner slices.
  • My favorite fish for this recipe is line caught skate.

  • Fish of choice, skinless and boneless, 6 to 8 ounces per person
  • salt (I use the herbed sea salt we sell)
  • black pepper
  • flour, enough to coat fish fillets
  • butter to cover bottom of pan
  • 1 lemon


  • Heat butter at medium high heat until melted, continue cooking until the butter turns dark with flecks of brown floating in it. It's best to keep a close eye on it. Do not burn it!
  • Lightly salt and pepper fish then coat with flour. Shake off extra flour. Place fish in hot butter. Saute for approximately 4 to 5 minutes per side. Remove fish from pan and plate it on rice, couscous, veggies, etc.
  • Add juice of 1/2 lemon into remaining butter in the pan. Stir well and pour sauce over fish. Enjoy!


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