Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Fish with Lemon Cream Sauce

Most of my kids don't like fish, so I only cook it once or twice a week; they have steak while the parents dine on fish. Having been to a grocery store on Friday night, for the first time in about 6 months, and having seen a lovely bag of lemons, "Lemon" seems to be my theme of the week. This was simple and fast!


2 tbsp. butter
1 lb. haddock (or other) fish filets
salt & pepper to taste
2 tbsp. butter

1 tbsp. cornstarch
1/2 cup cream
1/2 cup milk
1/2 tsp tarragon
1 lemon, sliced

Melt 2 tbsp butter in a skillet. Lightly salt and pepper the fish. Cook the fish over medium-high heat for about 4 to 5 minutes, then flip and finish cooking the other side. Remove the fish to a plate and keep it warm while making the sauce. Melt the remaining butter in the same skillet. Whisk in the cornstarch; when it's smooth, add the cream and milk, whisking until smooth. Heat until it thickens, then stir in the tarragon and lemon slices. Simmer for one minute, return the fish to the pan, and reheat for anothe
r minute. Serve with white rice and spinach or a salad.

My youngest son, Mark, likes fish, as long as it's "food fish" not "friend fish" (maybe we've seen too much of Nemo?). When he was 4, we got him this funny bear for his birthday. When you squeeze his paw, the Fish Bear growls and the ends of his fish flap
. The first time it happened, the poor little guy screamed and hid his face against his Daddy. I was forced to explain, most sincerely, that this was a very nice bear who was not harming the fish, but, in fact, saving him from drowning.


pixiewinks said...

Yummy , Thank you for that recipe
And your child sounds adorable I really enjoyed reading what you wrote It sure put a smile on my face after a long nite at work. Thank you.

If you click on my blog you will see My writting is far from being as good as you. (smile)

Cate said...

Mmm, the lemony sauce sounds perfect for the fish.