Experience Delight: Easy Seared Fish & Caprese Salad

by | Jun 25, 2023 | Main Course, Recipes | 0 comments

Greetings, culinary enthusiasts! Today, I’m thrilled to bring to your table a recipe close to my heart – Seared White Fish with Caprese Salad. This particular dish, though simple to prepare, holds a deep sentimental value for me.

Welcome, my fellow foodies! Let me share an extraordinary recipe today – my Seared White Fish with Caprese Salad. It’s a culinary gem that holds a sweet spot in my heart.

My gastronomic journey didn’t start with exotic trips. Instead, it began in my home kitchen. Nestled in the suburbs, away from the sea, we still had the pleasure of a good fish meal.

Mother’s Touch: Magic in Simplicity

My mother cooked with an ingenious touch. From her, I learned that simplicity is the soul of good food. A frequent guest at our table was white fish. Our local supermarket offered a fine selection – cod, haddock, halibut. They were all stars of our dining table.

My mother would season these fillets with sea salt and black pepper. A hint of garlic and a squeeze of lemon brought the fish to life. She would then sear it in a sizzling skillet. The golden-brown fish was a sight to behold. I would watch, amazed at her cooking expertise. Those simple family dinners, full of laughter and sumptuous food, made our home a happy place.

Seared White Fish Caprese Salad

Introducing: The Classic Caprese

During my university years, I was introduced to Caprese salad. A classic Italian salad featuring fresh mozzarella cheese, juicy cherry tomatoes, and vibrant basil leaves, all drizzled with extra virgin olive oil and a dash of balsamic vinegar. I was immediately taken by its fresh, vibrant flavors and the simplistic beauty of its ingredients.

The more I enjoyed Caprese salad, the more I was reminded of the delicate simplicity of the seared white fish from my childhood. A thought sparked in my mind – why not combine these two dishes that I adore so much? And thus, my recipe for Seared White Fish with Caprese Salad was born.

Embracing the Culinary Fusion

Cooking this dish brings joy. I start with toasting almonds. Their crunch complements the soft fish. Then, I sear the fish fillets in olive oil and garlic. The process is much like my mother’s.

For the salad, I slice mozzarella and cherry tomatoes. I pair these with fresh basil. Seasoning with olive oil, balsamic vinegar, salt, and pepper comes next. The final step is plating. Each fillet finds a companion in the Caprese salad. It’s a perfect union of warmth and freshness.

The Beauty of Simple, Homemade Cooking

My dear readers, remember this dish. When you want a meal that’s not just tasty but has a heartwarming tale, think of this recipe. It’s a tribute to my mother’s kitchen and a classic Italian salad. It celebrates simplicity and the joy of home cooking.

It’s a testament to the power of simple ingredients. These everyday items can transform into a culinary delight. It’s all about how you use them. When love and creativity mingle, magic happens. A meal becomes an experience. It nourishes the body and the soul.

There’s a certain satisfaction in creating something delicious. Cooking is a beautiful journey. And sharing that journey with you brings me immense joy. I hope this recipe brings happiness to your table.

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Benefits of this recipe for your Keto and Low Carb lifestyle

This recipe is a culinary gem for those following a keto or low-carb diet. The white fish serves as a fantastic source of lean protein, essential for muscle repair and growth, while being low in carbs. The Caprese Salad, packed with ripe tomatoes and fresh basil, offers a healthy dose of vitamins and antioxidants. Topped off with the healthy fats from the extra virgin olive oil and fresh mozzarella, this dish is a nutritional powerhouse that aligns perfectly with your diet goals. Enjoy a meal that’s not just deliciously satisfying but also contributes to your healthier lifestyle.

So, here’s to more culinary adventures! Until next time, keep experimenting. Remember, the joy lies in the journey, not just the destination. Happy cooking!

Seared White Fish Caprese Salad

Seared White Fish and Caprese Salad

Savor the joy of simple, elegant cooking with this delightful recipe – Seared White Fish paired with a fresh Caprese Salad. Created from a fusion of cherished childhood meals and a classic Italian salad, this dish is a testament to the beauty of uncomplicated, homemade cuisine. It's perfect for those who relish wholesome, flavorful meals that are easy to prepare yet impressively delicious
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Servings 4
Calories 228 kcal


  • ¼ cup sliced almonds
  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic can use 2-3 cloves, finely minced
  • 4 6 oz firm white fish fillets such as cod, grouper or halibut
  • 1 dash sea salt to taste
  • 1 dash black pepper to taste
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 2 large lemons cut into wedges or slices

Caprese Salad Ingredients

  • 2 oz fresh mozzarella cheese sliced
  • 4 oz cherry or grape tomatoes sliced lengthwise
  • ¼ cup fresh basil sliced
  • 2 tbsp extra virgin oil
  • 1 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 1 dash sea salt to taste
  • 1 dash black pepper to taste


  • Toast almonds in a large non-stick skillet set over medium heat, stirring frequently, until golden brown, approximately 2-3 minutes. Transfer to a small bowl and set aside. 
  • Return the skillet to medium heat and add the olive oil. Once hot, add the minced garlic and sauté, stirring frequently, until golden brown and fragrant, approximately 1 minute. 
  • Season the fish fillets with salt and black pepper, to taste, and add to the hot skillet. Cook until golden brown, approximately 3-4 minutes, before flipping. Repeat on the remaining side for another 3-4 minutes, or until nicely browned. Finish by searing the fillets on each edge until golden brown. Do not overcook.
  • Transfer the fillets to four individual serving plates and divide the fresh mozzarella, tomatoes, and fresh basil between the plates. Season each salad with salt and black pepper, as desired, and drizzle each with an equal amount of the olive oil and balsamic vinegar right before serving. Enjoy! 


Calories: 228kcalCarbohydrates: 9gProtein: 6gFat: 20gSaturated Fat: 4gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 13gCholesterol: 12mgSodium: 115mgPotassium: 212mgFiber: 3gSugar: 3gVitamin A: 326IUVitamin C: 37mgCalcium: 111mgIron: 1mg
Keyword seared white fish, caprese salad, fish recipe, white fish, mozzarella, tomato, basil
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Hi! I'm Claire. I am on a journey to lower my blood sugar and lose weight. I follow a low carb and keto diet to help me develop a healthy long-term lifestyle. I am so happy to see you here!



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