Mustard crusted halibut with beurre blanc

Yield: 1 servings

Measure Ingredient
8 \N Sticks unsalted butter; (4 cups)
2 \N Shallots; peeled and finely
\N \N ; diced
1 cup Dry white wine
1 tablespoon White-wine vinegar
1 \N Lemon
\N \N Salt and white pepper; to taste
\N \N Finely minced parsley or fresh; (optional)
\N \N ; tarragon
4 \N Halibut fillets; (1 1/2 inches thick,
\N \N ; 6 ounces)
\N \N Salt and pepper; to taste
¼ cup Coarse grain Dijon mustard



Cut the butter in small cubes and put in a bowl. Set the bowl in ice water.

(The butter should be very cold; otherwise it might melt too quickly and the sauce might break.)

Place shallots in a medium stainless-steel saucepan. Add the white wine and wine vinegar. Boil the liquid over high heat until it is reduced to a scant 1 tablespoon.

Just before serving, add the pieces of butter to the pan, 1 at a time, whisking well after each addition, until it has all been used. (The sauce should be fairly thick.) Add a little lemon juice to the sauce to taste.

Season with salt and white pepper.

If you're a purist, you'll want to strain the shallots out of the sauce before serving. Some chefs prefer to leave the shallots in; if you're among them, you might also want to mix finely minced parsley or tarragon into the sauce. And some chefs like to bolster the sauce with a little creme fraiche just before serving it. Keep sauce warm until needed. This sauce can be made up to 1 hour in advance and kept in a bain marie over warm water.


Preheat oven to 500 degrees.

Season fillets well with salt and pepper. Cover fillets with mustard and place into a roasting pan.

Cook fillets at 500 degrees for 10 minutes.

Remove from pan to a plate and surround with beurre blanc. Serve.

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Per serving: 7140 Calories (kcal); 745g Total Fat; (94% calories from fat); 94g Protein; 12g Carbohydrate; 2116mg Cholesterol; 336mg Sodium Food Exchanges: 0 Grain(Starch); 12 Lean Meat; ½ Vegetable; ½ Fruit; 147 Fat; 0 Other Carbohydrates Recipe by: COOKING LIVE PRIMETIME SHOW #CP0031 Converted by MM_Buster v2.0n.

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