Pan-Fried Branzino

  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 20 min
  • Active: 20 min
  • Yield: 4 servings
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4 skin-on fillets branzino (1 pound)

2 tablespoons minced garlic 

1 tablespoon fresh parsley leaves, chopped 

1/4 teaspoon kosher salt 

1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper 

1/2 stick unsalted butter, melted


  1. Sprinkle the fish on the fleshy side with the garlic, parsley, salt and pepper, and set aside.
  2. Place a large skillet over medium-high heat, add the butter, and then place the fish skin-side down. Cook for 4 minutes then carefully flip and cook for another 3 minutes. Place the fish on a paper-towel-lined plate to remove any excess fat, then serve.