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White Wine Poached Fish with Lemon Butter Sauce

Pan Steamed Alaska Seafood Marseilles
Steaming or poaching is a healthy way to infuse flavor into fish. This dish is topped with a simple herb butter sauce for an elegant finish.
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Servings: 4

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon shallot, minced
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • Water, for poaching (about 1 cup)
  • 1/2 cup white wine (sauvignon blanc or chardonnay)
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon white pepper
  • 4 Alaska salmon or whitefish portions (4-6 ounces each), fresh, thawed or frozen
  • ½-1 teaspoon dried Italian seasoning or herbes de Provence
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice

Nutrition Facts

Calories 188
Total Fat 10g
Saturated Fat 4g
Calories from Fat 45%
Cholesterol 69mg
Protein 18g
Carbohydrate 2g
Fiber <0.1g
Sodium 491mg
Calcium 15mg
Omega-3 Fatty Acids 180mg

Instructions

  1. Step 1 Prepare the fish

    Rinse any ice glaze from frozen Alaska fish under cold water; set aside.

  2. Step 2 Cook the aromatics

    Heat a very large skillet (10-12-inch, depending on size of fillets) over medium heat for 1 minute. Add the oil and swirl the pan to coat evenly. Add the shallot and garlic and sauté for 30 seconds. Remove the pan from the heat.

  3. Step 3 Steam the fish

    Place seafood in pan, skin side down. Add water to the pan until it reaches half way up the side of the fillets. Add the wine, salt and pepper. Return the pan to medium-high heat until it begins to simmer. Cover pan tightly and reduce heat to low; liquid should simmer, not boil. Cook 4-5 minutes for frozen fish or 2 minutes for fresh/thawed fish. Turn off heat and let fish rest in liquid for 5 minutes. Remove fish to a plate/platter and keep warm.

  4. Step 4 Make sauce and serve

    Create a quick reduction sauce with the remaining liquid by returning pan to medium-high heat. Reduce liquid by at least 50%, about 3-5 minutes. Reduce heat to low and add the butter, herbs and lemon juice. Whisk until butter melts and sauce thickens, about 1 minute. To serve, drizzle fillets with sauce.

Cooking Technique Video

Nutrition Facts

Calories 188
Total Fat 10g
Saturated Fat 4g
Calories from Fat 45%
Cholesterol 69mg
Protein 18g
Carbohydrate 2g
Fiber <0.1g
Sodium 491mg
Calcium 15mg
Omega-3 Fatty Acids 180mg