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Sea Bass with Watercress Sauce

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Category: Fish

 Ingredients List

  • 1 tb Butter
  • 1 tb Vegetable oil
  • 2 8 ounce sea bass fillets
  • 3 tb Finely chopped shallots
  • 1/4 c Dry Vermouth; or
  • Dry white wine
  • 1/2 c Whipping cream
  • 1 c Watercress sprigs; packed


*Watercress: trim the tough stalks away, chop. (need about 1 bunch, 6
ounces) Melt butter with oil in heavy medium skillet over medium-high heat.
Add sea bass to skillet; cook just until opaque in center, about 4 minutes
per side. Transfer fish to plates, tent with foil to keep warm.

Pour out all but 1 teaspoon drippings from skillet. Add shallots to same
skillet; stir 30 seconds. Add Vermouth; bring to boil. Continue to boil 1
minute. Add cream; boil until sauce thickens slightly and coats spoon,
about 3 minutes. Add 3/4 cup watercress to sauce. Season with salt and
pepper. Transfer fish to plates. Spoon sauce around fish. Sprinkle with
remaining 1/4 cup watercress and serve.

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