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.
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Last modified on: June 25th 2017

For 4 people, you will need:

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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.
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Lightly flour the side without skin.

Stage 3 - 2 min.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Finish by adding a little chopped parsley and remove from the heat.

Stage 9
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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.

Nutritional information

% 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).

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Home made.

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