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Fish Steaks With Caper & Lemon Butter Sauce

This simple, yet mouthwatering recipe demonstrates how well suited microwave cooking is to fish – minimum effort for maximum enjoyment.

600 g fresh or If the frozen hake steaks or loins, skinless and boneless
50 g butter
30 ml lemon juice
5 ml crushed garlic
50 ml parsley, finely chopped
30 ml capers, finely chopped
Freshly ground black pepper

  1. Select a round dish which will hold the fish comfortably and grease well with butter.
  2. Sprinkle the fish lightly with salt and arrange into the dish.
  3. If the fish is frozen, cover the dish with clingwrap and microwave on High for 5 minutes to defrost the fish.
  4. Combine the butter, lemon juice, garlic, parsley and capers in a small jug and microwave on High for 1 minute.
  5. Stir well, pour over the fish and sprinkle generously with black pepper.
  6. Cover with clingwrap and microwave on High for 7 minutes or until the fish flakes easily. Allow to stand for 5 minutes, spoon the sauce over the fish and serve with boiled baby potatoes and salad or vegetables.

Recipe by Carolié de Koster from Art Of Cooking page 876.