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Poached Fish

Posted 04/17/09 by StoryLady
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Venues: Fish
Produce & All Things Green
Spices & Herbs
Wine Cellar
Categories: Fruit
Saltwater Fish
Sub Categories: Citrus Fruit
Olives & Capers
Onion Family
Recipe Type: Holiday
Family Favorite
Servings: 4

My twin girls Maggie and Rogan loved to eat this when they were growing up.  And it was so quick and easy to make, and good for them!


2 tablespoons butter

2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil

1 large shallot, finely chopped

3 garlic cloves, finely chopped

3 tablespoons drained capers

2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce

½ cup dry white wine

1 cup chicken or seafood stock

4 (6-8 ounce) fillets of flounder or other white fish

Salt and Pepper

1 lemon sliced

A handful of fresh flat leaf parsley, chopped


In a large skillet melt the butter into the olive oil over medium to medium high heat.  Add the shallots and garlic and cook for 3 minutes.  Add the capers, Worcestershire and wine and allow the wine to bubble up and reduce for a minute, then stir in the stock.  Pat the fish dry and season with salt and pepper on both sides.  Arrange the fish in the skillet scatter the lemon slices around the skillet and poach the fish for 10 to 12 minutes until cooked.  Scatter the parsley over the fish, then transfer the fillets and sauce to shallow bowls or deep plates and serve with bread for mopping.


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Jan. 09, 2010 12:58 pm
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mainline madelyn dishes...

I made this dish last night.....It was delicious. I did omit the garlic, for no other reason than I wasn't in the mood for garlic. I'm definitely going to keep making this dish, with and without the garlic.

Jan. 05, 2010 09:51 am
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mainline madelyn dishes...

This is exactly the recipe I need, NOW!! Along with the rest of the world I am working on loosing my holiday pounds. My husband adores flounder sauted in panco crumbs, but I need an alternative recipe to battle what my trainer calls "muffin tops." I'm going to make this tonight. I'll do "his and hers" shouldn't take too much time as StoryLady's recipe looks easy and looks like a winner for reheating as well.