January 15, 2010

Poached Fish in Wine Butter Sauce


Just a great recipe folks!



Delightful and easy to prepare, this will get you many rave compliments. Any firm fish will work fine; just do not overcook the fillets. But be careful, this superb buttery sauce might make the fish jump off the plate and scream with joy.


Poached Fish in Wine Butter Sauce
4 fish fillets, about 5 oz. each
5 tablespoons butter, divided
1 shallot, minced
2 green onions, green parts only, minced
2 garlic toes, minced
1/4 cup white wine
1/4 cup fish stock
1/2 teaspoon dill weed
2 tablespoons fresh parsley, chopped
1/4 pound small shrimp, peeled & deveined (optional)
Juice of 1/2 lemon
Salt and pepper, to taste

    Have fish at room temperature. Place a tablespoon of butter in a shallow pan with shallot, onion, garlic, wine, stock and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to simmer and add fish. Cover pan well and cook over low heat 6 to 8 minutes or until fish flakes. Remove the fish to a warm dish, set aside.

    To the pan, add dill and parsley. Increase heat to high and reduce the liquid to 1/3rd. Add shrimp if desired and cook until they turn pink. Place shrimp on top of the fillets. Remove pan from the heat, swirl in the remaining butter a tablespoon at a time, making sure each addition blends into sauce smoothly before continuing. Finish with salt, pepper and lemon juice.

    Slide fillets over orzo, cous cous or pasta of choice. Spoon sauce over fillets, sprinkle with additional parsley if desired and serve immediately.

    25 comments :

    1. Super wonderful fish Drick. I'd top that with a pinch of Parmesan(you know I love cheese) and be in heaven!

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    2. Now this is one fish recipe right up my alley! Great one here Drick!

      Happy Friday, and have a great weekend!
      Geaux Saints!

      =:~)

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    3. Omg, perfection. Between you and Cajun Chef Ryan, I am seriously ready to just skip breakfast and lunch and head straight to dinner - fish dinner, that is!

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    4. Makes my mouth water. I love sauces that are finished with butter. Great inspiration - this post.

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    5. Wow! Sounds so easy to do and looks delicious!!

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    6. That must be a very delicious sauce....with shrimps!! :) I'll lick the plate clean..haha. Love all the added herbs.

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    7. On my agenda for next week - this is a delectable way to cook fish. (And very different than mine!) So many ways to poach ...so little time...

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    8. Just perfect. I love it and will try it very soon!!!

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    9. Over a tablespoon of butter per fillet... gotta love it!

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    10. I'm so hungry right now - skipped lunch - and this looks amazing!

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    11. I know that wine make this smell awesome while it cooks and the butter! sounds like heaven in my mouth! great fish recipe!

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    12. What an absolutely awesome recipe! I know what we're having for dinner.

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    13. looks delicious .. thanks

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    14. The fish sounds so delicate poached in wine & butter, very nice!

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    15. This really does sound delicious. Light and flavorful. I don't often poach fish, I'm looking forward to trying this dish!

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    16. Wow, this is really fresh and it looks freaking delicious....Orzo would be lovely with it!

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    17. Wine & Butter, no need to say more...those fish look delicious

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    18. I would jump for joy if I was served that now.... !

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    19. This is the kind of elegant dish I love to order in a restaurant, so pretty!

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    20. Great recipe Drick, wine and butter.... great combination.

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    21. This recipe looks perfect for after season diet! Oh yes, this recipe fit you well, Drick! haha...

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    22. I just made this -- absolutely fantastic. I live in NYC and I can tell you people will pay big bucks at fancy restaurants for this dish! It is so perfectly balanced and classic! Americans see the word 'butter' in a dish and run away. It's ridiculous! This dish is so fantastic... this is the perfect meal for company because it's quick, easy and super delicious!

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