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4.27.2011

Mustard Roasted Fish

This is by far and away your new dinner party best friend. If you are serving a crowd that you know enjoys fish, this is absolutely brainless and completely delicious. The steps are: mix a few ingredients in a bowl, place fish on baking sheet, cover with what you mixed in bowl, bake and serve. In a matter of 20 minutes, you made something that will seem to have taken much more work. Many recipes call for separate instructions to make a sauce for a protein, but this one is done while it roasts. No muss, no fuss, and it comes out perfect every time. It is from none other than the fabulous hostess from the Hamptons, Ina Garten. Her ability to simplify recipes, but at the same time make them seem like you were slaving away for days is why she is so loved. Great additions to this fish for a dinner party would be this beet salad, roasted potatoes, mini warm soft-centered chocolate cakes, and a bottle of Sancerre.

Mustard Roasted Fish
Back to Basics, Ina Garten
serves 4

4 - 8oz. fish fillets such as red snapper, halibut, or sea bass
salt and pepper
8 oz creme fraiche (found near the sour cream or cream cheese)
3 tablespoons Dijon mustard
1 tablespoon whole grain mustard
2 tablespoons minced shallots
2 teaspoons drained capers

Preheat oven to 425 degrees.

Line a sheet pan with parchment paper. (You can also use an ovenproof baking dish). place the fish fillets skin side down on the sheet pan. Sprinkle generously with salt and pepper.

Combine the creme fraiche, two mustards, shallots, capers, 1 teaspoon salt, 1/2 teaspoon of pepper in a small bowl. Spoon the sauce evenly over the fish fillets, making sure the fish is completely covered.

Bake for 10 to 15 minutes, depending on the thickness of the fish, until it is barely done. (The fish will flake easily at the thickest part when it's done). Be sure not to over cook it!

Serve hot or at room temperature with the sauce from the pan spooned over the top.

Enjoy!
xo
Erin

2 comments:

Courtney said...

Ina does it again - this is a great recipe!! Like you said, perfect go to dish for company.

kelly said...

This was yummy and Eloise gobbled it up. Nice & easy.

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