September 20, 2015
Melt butter in a large skillet. Add shallots and mushrooms and sauté until shallots are softened. Place folded fish filets on top (on a chopping board, place filet 'rough' side down, score the fish into thirds and then fold into thirds, folding the tail inside first). Watch the demo video for a visual of this technique.
Season with salt and pepper, add wine and stock (or water) and cover with a tight lid. Poach fish gently until fish is cooked through (flakey when touched with a fork) – approx. 5 minutes 5 Minutes. Remove the fish to a serving platter, turn up the heat to high and reduce liquid by 50%.
Prepare beurre manie (blend butter and flour until it’s like a dough.) Add beurre manie to the skillet, stirring until smooth and then bring to a low simmer. Mix cream and egg yolks together (the French term is liason) and slowly blend into the skillet.
With this recipe you'll make more than enough for the two of you, which translates to pre-prepared lunch or dinner for the following day. Always plan ahead, this dish is perfect for leftovers and your husband will love you for it (and that's what makes you a bonne femme = good wife)!
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