Pan Seared Gulf Red Fish with a Lemon Butter Reduction

Pan Seared Gulf Red Fish with a Lemon Butter Reduction

Pan Seared Gulf Red Fish with a Lemon Butter Reduction

Pan Seared Gulf Red Fish with a Lemon Butter Reduction

 

We were so lucky to be the recipients of some fresh red fish fillets from our friends Bill and Stacey.  They were caught and filleted on the same day!  We are so fortunate to live on the gulf where we can get fresh fish!  We had them for dinner last night and they were so light and tasty!  I made a lemon butter sauce to drizzle over the top of them and we had a great meal!!  In the picture is a side of Bill’s “Copper Pennies”.  I asked him for the recipe and he said it was Paula Dean’s.  Needless to say it was a fabulous dinner!  Thanks Bill and Stacey for sharing!!!

 

Ingredients List:

2 large red fish fillets cut in half (I weighed and 1/2 fillet was 7 oz…big fish!)

Olive oil for drizzling over the fish

Kosher salt

Fresh cracked pepper ( I happened to be out of black peppercorns and used a mixed variety of peppercorns, cracked.  They were very good!)

About 3 Tbs olive oil for searing the fish in

 

Cooking Instructions:

Drizzle the  fillets with the olive oil on both sides.  Season both sides with salt and pepper.  Heat the olive oil in a med/large skillet until hot over high heat.  Add the fillets.  Reduce the heat to medium/high.  Sear for 3 – 4 minutes on each side.

 

 For the sauce:

3 TBS butter divided (please, no margarine!)  thank you!!!

Juice of two lemons, save the lemons after you juice them and cut them into quarters

1/4 cup white wine

In a small sauce pan, Melt 2 TBS of the butter over low heat.  When the butter has melted, pour in the lemon juice and wine.  Toss in the reserved lemons quarters.  Turn the heat up to medium and stir until the mixture begins to thicken.  Smash the lemons with a wooden spoon to release more of the juices.  It will take several minutes for the sauce to thicken.  Remove and discard the lemons.  Swirl in the remaining TBS of butter until it has melted.  Drizzle over the fish and serve with your favorite side!

 

Enjoy!!!

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