Monday, June 10, 2013

Fish with Sage, Wine and Shallots

For delicate, moist fish, we use a bed of shallots to prevent the fillets from directly touching the skillet.  We stumbled upon this method of cooking fish when Ezra was in utero and we wanted a quick, delicious way to squeeze in a serving of low-mercury fish every week.  Now that we have a toddler on the outside, it is still our family's favorite way to serve fish--Ezra likes it so much we didn't have time to get a photo of him eating it, so here is one of him grinning after polishing off his portion.

Fish with Sage, Wine and Shallots

1 tablespoon olive oil
2 shallots, sliced into rings
10 leaves sage, chopped
2 fish fillets -- delicate white fish like tilapia, basa, petrale sole or cod
salt and pepper
dry white wine

Heat olive oil in a skillet.  Saute the shallots and sage for just a minute.  Carefully lay the fish on top of the shallots and turn the heat to medium-low.   Add enough white wine to immerse the fish halfway, season with salt and pepper and cover.  Cook for a few minutes, then turn the fish over and cook, covered, until it is white throughout.

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