Sautéed Fish with Mustard Tarragon Cream Sauce
- 16 ounces mild white fish (orange roughy, haddock, cod)*
- 1 tablespoon avocado oil
- sea salt (to your taste)
- 2 tablespoons shallot peeled and minced
- 1 tablespoon white wine vinegar
- ½ cup heavy whipping cream
- 1 teaspoon whole grain mustard
- 1 teaspoon fresh tarragon
- *If using frozen fish, completely defrost according to package directions.
- Dry fish completely and set aside. Preheat a skillet over medium-high heat. Add avocado oil.
- When skillet is hot, sprinkle the fish with salt and add the fish to the pan. It should sizzle when it goes in the pan. If it doesn’t sizzle, your pan isn’t hot enough. Be sure the sides of the fish don’t touch. Do not move the fish until it releases from the pan. When it releases, turn the fish. When second side is done, remove fish from the pan. Place on a plate and keep warm.
- Add shallots to the pan and cook until edges start to brown.
- Stir in white wine vinegar. Using a spatula, scrape up any brown bits left in the pan. When vinegar is almost completely evaporated, pour in the heavy whipping cream.
- Heat the sauce, stirring frequently, until it reaches the desired thickness. Next, stir in the mustard and tarragon. Taste the sauce and add salt to taste. To serve, spoon the sauce over the fish.
© Recipe courtesy of Simply So Healthy.
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Casa das Gaeiras
Óbidos DOC White Wine
SILKY WINE STYLE
The DOC Óbidos White Wine has floral aromas, combined with fruity lemon and pineapple notes reflect the freshness of this wine – characteristic of this terroir.
Varietals: Arinto, Chardonnay and Fernão Pires
Analysis: 13% alcohol / volume
Region: Lisboa, Portugal
Total Acidity: 5 +/-1
pH: 3.3 +/-0.5
Fermentation: Fermented in stainless steel vats
Serving Temperature: 60.8ºF-64.4ºF
Harvest: September and October
Winemaker: Tiago Correia
Critical Acclaim: 89 Points and Best Buy by Wine Enthusiast 2020
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