Cold Poached Bluefish With Dill Sauce

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READY IN: 35mins
Recipe by Chopin Liszt

I first ate this at the Grand Central Oyster Bar in NYC, a truly great seafood restaurant. This is my recreation of that dish. It's nice for a summer luncheon. Bluefish has a texture which is ideal for this preparation.

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  1. Heat the wine and water to a simmer in a covered pan large enough to hold the fish in one layer.
  2. Cut the fillets into 4 equal portions and place them in the pan, skin side down.
  3. Season with salt and pepper.
  4. Cook, covered, at a gentle simmer for 10 minutes (14 minutes if the fillets are more than 1 inch thick.
  5. Remove pan from heat and allow to cool uncovered.
  6. Remove fillets and chill in the refrigerator for two hours or more (a day or two is OK).
  7. Prepare dill sauce according to recipe #106801.
  8. Plate the fillets with a blanket of dill sauce and a garnish of cucumber slices and a dill sprig.

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