Potato Crusted Fish

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Firm white fish is seasoned and wrapped potato curls (use your potato threader) then served with a lemon butter sauce and French Green Bean Relish.

Prep Time: 123
Cooking Time: 123
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  • Serves 4


  • French Green Bean Relish:
    • 2 tablespoons olive oil
    • 1 cup thinly sliced red onions
    • salt
    • freshly ground black pepper
    • 1/2 cup thinly sliced red bell peppers, seeded
    • 1/2 cup thinly yellow bell peppers, seeded
    • 3/4 pound French green beans (haricot vert), trimmed and blanched
    • 2 teaspoons chopped garlic
    • Yields: 4 servings
  • Lemon Butter Sauce:
    • 1/4 cup chopped shallots
    • 6 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
    • salt
    • freshly ground white pepper
    • 1 teaspoon chopped garlic
    • 1/2 cup dry white wine
    • 1/4 cup heavy cream
    • 1 1/2 sticks butter, cut into 1/2 inch chips


Season the fish with salt and pepper. Rub both sides lightly with the mustard. 

With a potato threader, cut the potatoes into long, spiral curls. Season the curls with salt and pepper. Wrap each fish tightly with the curls.

Place the fish in a damp, clean kitchen cloth, roll up tightly to adhere the potatoes to the fish, and remove the cloth. In a large sauté pan, over medium heat, add the oil.

When oil is hot, pan-fry for 4 to 6 minutes on each side or until golden brown. Remove and drain on paper towels. Season with Essence. To serve, spoon the sauce in the center of each plate. Spoon the relish in the center of each sauce. Lay the fish directly on the top of the relish. Garnish with parsley.

Lemon Butter Sauce 
In a saucepan, over medium heat, combine the shallots, lemon juice, salt, pepper, garlic, and wine. Bring the liquid to a boil. Reduce the heat to medium and simmer for about 6 minutes or until the liquid reduces by half.

Add the cream and continue to simmer for 4 minutes. Whisk butter, one chip at a time. Remove from the heat and serve.

Yields: about 2 cups

French Green Bean Relish 
In a large saute pan, over medium heat, add the oil. When the oil is hot add the onions. Season with salt and pepper.

Saute for 1 minute. Add the peppers. Season with salt and pepper. Continue to saute for 2 minutes. Add the green beans and garlic. Season with salt and pepper. Continue to sauté for 2 minutes. Remove from the heat and serve.

Yields: 4 servings

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