Grilled Cod With Lemon Caper Sauce

Updated: Mar 31

Great recipe for lunch or dinner with layers of flavors. Different herbs, spices, wine, and lemon, and capers create a dramatic but harmonious taste. Cilantro and Parsley not only enhances the taste but more importantly act as chelation agent to prevent mercury content from being storing in your body.


  • Wild cod or halibut fish: 1/2 - 1 lb

  • Lemon: 2, thinly sliced

  • White onion: 1/4, diced

  • Parsley or cilantro (or both): copped, 1/4 cup

  • Fresh scallion: 1/2, chopped

  • Fresh ginger: 1/2 tablespoon

  • Fresh garlic: minced, 1/2 tablespoon

  • White wine: 1 tablespoon

  • Capers: 1 tablespoon

  • Dried dill: 1/2 tablespoon

  • Black pepper

  • sea salt or pink salt

  • White button mushrooms or baby portabella mushroom: 1/2 cup, sliced

  • Avocado oil: 3 tablespoons


  1. Fish Process:

  • 1-2 hours before cooking, use a paper towel to pad on the fish fillet to get rid of the liquid and moisture.

  • Marinate the fish with dried dill, black pepper and salt.

  • Oil and heat the pan or griller on low to medium heat, place the marinated fish on the pan. Place one layer of sliced lemon on the top the fish. Cook the first side for 3 minutes. Then flip the fish together with sliced lemon so that the lemon is now underneath the fish right above the griller. Cook for another 2-3 minutes. (If the fish is thick, cook longer.)

  1. Lemon & Pepper Sauce Process:

  • In a sauce pan, heat 2 tablespoons of oil on medium heat. Place onion and ginger in. Saut√© them until onion becomes slightly brown.

  • Add mushrooms and cook them for another a few minutes till they are caramelized.

  • Add white whine, cappers, black pepper, salt into the sauce pan. Cook for another minute.

  • Squeeze lemon juice from 1/4 of the lemon into the sauce pan. Stir and cook for another 20-30 seconds.

  • Add scallion, cilantro or parsley, garlic in the last minute. Quickly stir for a few seconds and then turn off the stove.

  1. Transfer the fish onto a plate. Pour sauce over the fish. Enjoy!!