Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Fish in a Sherry Cream Sauce

I need to confess right now, so you can all hate me and get past it. I lost 3 pounds Thanksgiving week despite drinking 2 quarts of eggnog all by myself. It's all because I was so busy cooking that I didn't want to eat. Absurd, yes, but that's how it went. Sorry!

So, last night was the first time in nearly 2 weeks that I've been hungry. And I was ravenous. So I decided to try something new with fish, adapting a recipe I found in the classic red plaid cookbook.

FISH IN A SHERRY CREAM SAUCE

2 pounds fish filets, 1" thick
melted butter
salt and pepper
2 tbsp butter
2 to 3 garlic cloves, minced
8 scallions, finely chopped
1/2 cup sour cream
1/2 cup sherry
1 cup chicken broth
1/4 cup milk

2 tbsp cornstarch
more pepper

Brush the top of the fish with melted butter, and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Cook about 5" under the broiler for 8 to 10 minutes per side if frozen, about 5 minutes if not frozen, and when you turn the fish, brush the second side with melted butter and sprinkle with salt and pepper.

Meanwhile, make the sauce: Melt the butter in a saucepan, and saute the garlic and scallions until lightly browned. Stir in the sour cream and let it start to melt, the
n add the chicken broth and sherry and heat until it begins to boil. Whisk the cornstarch into the milk, and stir into the sauce. Stir until thickened, and spoon over the cooked fish.

I served this with flavored rice (tomato powder, vegetable flakes and spinach), broccoli with cheddar cheese, and a salad. It was heavenly. I told you I was hungry!

14 comments:

Paula said...

I'd gladly gain 3 pounds eating this. I love rice with fish, and the way you prepared them is terrific. Plus, I adore broccoli. Set up an extra plate next time ... I'll be right over!

Big Dude said...

I've been afraid to get on the scales. The plate looks delicious and sherry cream sauce sounds like something that would make almost anything good.

Ann's Fashion Studio said...

Oh that does look delicious! I love fish with a sauce.

Linda said...

That's disgusting and hardly fair you losing weight with all the food around. This should fatten you up again though.

Food, Fun and Life in the Charente said...

I have put on weight since being back in the UK, think it is the cold and of course I cook more often as there are two of us. I am lazy when alone in France!! It is snowing yet again here, but we have had temperatures way, way below freezing and then it all turns to ice. Love this recipe. I am cooking salmon tonight think I will try the sauce with that. Diane

violett said...

Tasty, this fish dish with rice! In the yule tide it is hardly to be lost to me possibly weight. There I must pay attention quite really! There are also so much sweet things.... Marzipan, cake, stolle, chocolate
Lots of love
violett

Channon said...

The Knight wouldn't eat anything on that plate, sadly. Picky, picky man!

Nichole said...

mmm... looks and sounds delish!

altadenahiker said...

TWO quarts of egg nog? (I'm a bit of a nog fanatic myself, if it's homemade.)

Sue said...

Interesting! Sometimes when I cook, I want to taste everything and sometimes just cooking it seems to kill my appetite. Last night I had just a slice of warm bread with butter for dinner.

grace said...

you say 'cream sauce,' i say 'pour it on.' delightful dish, marjie. :)

doggybloggy said...

I forgot you had all of those powders - or is it only tomato powder - any way - this fish looks sublime!

Pam said...

I want egg nog so badly but I gain weight just looking at it. Good for you for your 3 lbs loss - wish I could say that. The fish looks wonderful... I am loving the cream sauce.

Kevin said...

What a tasty way to enjoy some fish!