Red mullet fillets with a reduced white-wine sauce


Red mullet fillets with a reduced white-wine sauce
For this recipe, the red mullet fillets are fried in a large saucepan, then removed and kept hot.

The "jus court" sauce is made by reducing dry white wine with spring onions in the pan used to cook the fish.

The small quantity of sauce left (its French name literally means "short juice") is very concentrated and flavoursome, so you only need serve a tablespoonful to each guest.
22K 32 3.8
Grade this recipe:

Last modified on: June 25th 2017

Keywords for this recipe:MulletFilletsWhite wineSauceShort juice
For 4 people, you will need:

Change to the quantities for: 2 people 4 people 8 people 12 people
How long does it take?
Time required for this recipe:
PreparationCookingStart to finish
16 min.14 min.30 min.
At what time:
  • When will I finish if I start the recipe at ... ?
    When should I start for the recipe to be ready at ... ?
  • Work this out...

Step by step recipe


Stage 1 - 10 min.
Red mullet fillets with a reduced white-wine sauce : Photo of step #1
Clean and trim 8 fillets of red mullet, being careful to remove any remaining bones. Rinse and dry the fish, then salt and pepper on both sides.

Stage 2 - 2 min.
Red mullet fillets with a reduced white-wine sauce : Photo of step #2
Lightly flour the side without skin.

Stage 3 - 2 min.
Red mullet fillets with a reduced white-wine sauce : Photo of step #3
Use a large saucepn which is not non-stick (this is important for the sauce later).

Put on high heat and pour in 3 tablespoons olive oil.

Stage 4 - 4 min.
Red mullet fillets with a reduced white-wine sauce : Photo of step #4
When the oil is really hot, gently add the fish, skin-side downwards to start with.

Turn over after 2 minutes.

Stage 5 - 3 min.
Red mullet fillets with a reduced white-wine sauce : Photo of step #5
As soon as the fillets are cooked - don't overdo it - remove them carefully from the pan and transfer to a hot plate. If you don't like the skin on red mullet, now is the time to remove it.

Cover the plate with aluminium foil and set aside while you make the sauce.

Stage 6 - 3 min.
Red mullet fillets with a reduced white-wine sauce : Photo of step #6
Put the finely chopped 2 spring onions (scallions) into the fish pan and cook in what is left of the oil.

Salt and pepper lightly.

When the onions are just cooked, pour in 200 ml dry white wine all at once.

Stage 7 - 5 min.
Red mullet fillets with a reduced white-wine sauce : Photo of step #7
Deglaze by scraping the bottom of the pan, then leave to reduce by about 2/3. There should be very little liquid left.

Stage 8 - 1 min.
Red mullet fillets with a reduced white-wine sauce : Photo of step #8
Finish by adding a little chopped parsley and remove from the heat.

Stage 9
Red mullet fillets with a reduced white-wine sauce : Photo of step #9
Serve on hot plates allowing 2 fillets per person, with a tablespoonful of sauce poured over the fish.

Serve with something cold and fresh on the side, such as raw beetroot salad or perhaps a carrot salad.
Remarks
You can use this recipe for other types of fish fillet, just take care not to overcook them.
Keeping
Should be eaten immediately.
Nutritional information
Whole recipe
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
1,531 Kcal or 6,410 Kj166 gr44 gr77 gr
77 %64 %4 %12 %
Per 100 g
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
116 Kcal or 486 Kj13 gr3 gr6 gr
6 %5 %<1 %1 %
Per person
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
383 Kcal or 1,604 Kj41 gr11 gr19 gr
19 %16 %1 %3 %
% are calculated relative to a Recommended Dietary Intake or RDI of 2000 k-calories or 8400 k-joules by day for a woman (change to a man).
How much will it cost?
  • For 4 people : 25.90 €
  • Per person : 6.48 €

Change currency:

Note : These prices are only approximate.
Source
Home made.
This recipe uses (among others)
Dry white wineDry white wine: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Cheese tart, Winegrowers' sausage casserole, Rillons de Tours, Scallops with cabbage julienne, Cod loin with saffron, ... All
Fillet of red mulletFillet of red mullet: You can check-out other recipes which use it, like for example: Canapés of red mullet with poppy seeds, Red mullet fillets in a quick marinade, ... All
Olive oilOlive oil: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Crispy rolls with chicken and leek, Leek fondue, Bisto-style canapés, Fillets of sole Dieppoise, Potimarron braised in meat jus, ... All
Spring onion (scallion)Spring onion (scallion): You can check-out other recipes which use it, like for example: Green avocado salad, Light herb sauce, Springtime mixed salad, Gratin Parmentier, Endive and cheese salad with croutons, ... All
Other recipes you may also like
Chestnut cake
Chestnut cake
This delightful cake is doubly chestnutty: it contains chestnut flour, and sweet chestnut purée.
279K5 1 hour 13 min. May 8th 2020
Fruit crumble
Fruit crumble
A fruit pudding: very easy to do and delicious: just a layer of fruit with a golden crunchy topping.
301K4.0 1 hour 11 min. February 21th 2011
Epiphany galette
Epiphany galette
Here is the recipe for the very classic but delicious "galette des rois" (Epiphany galette) in puff or flaky pastry (pâte feuilletée) with almond cream or frangipane . You will also see some professional tips to easily handle the dough, and obtain a nice and regular galette.
237K 24.5 3 hours 8 min. January 6th 2021
Caramelised apple pie
Caramelised apple pie
Apple pie made with caramelised apples.
229K4.3 1 hour 55 min. September 11th 2018
Nanou's chocolate cake
Nanou's chocolate cake
A moist melting cake, very very chocolaty...
252K4.6 1 hour 45 min. June 22th 2013
News list of cooking-ez.com

Sign up to receive the latest recipes (next batch due to be sent on 2021-10-31)

Your first name or nickname
Your e-mail
I am not a leaving thing
Note: We'll never share your e-mail address with anyone else.
Post your comment or question
Posted by:
I am not a leaving thing
Follow this recipe
If you are interested in this recipe, you can "follow" it, by entering your email address here. You will then receive a notification immediately each time the recipe is modified or a new comment is added. Please note that you will need to confirm this following.
I am not a leaving thing
Note: We'll never share your e-mail address with anyone else.
Alternatively: you can subscribe to the mailing list of cooling-ez.com , you will receive a e-mail for each new recipe published on the site.

Back to top of page