Pancetta-Wrapped Fish With Grain Mustard Sauce

Recipe by kmergirl
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READY IN: 1hr
SERVES: 4
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Use any fish with a firm texture and mild, sweet flavor. White fish such as halibut, sea bass or cod.
  • Preheat oven to 350º.
  • Wrap 2 or so slices of pancetta around each piece of fish, making sure to cover end to end.
  • Place fillets in a very hot skillet lined with olive oil. Cook for about 2 minutes on each side, making sure all sides are browned. Carefully remove fillets from pan and transfer to an oven-proof dish. Place in oven for about 5 minutes to cook through. Remove from oven and let fish rest for another 5 minutes before serving.
  • Grain Mustard Sauce:.
  • In a medium-sized non-reactive pan, combine the clam juice, white wine, vinegar, shallot, and bay leaf. Place over high heat and reduce to ¼ cup of liquid (about 15 to 20 minutes). Add cream and return to a boil. Continue to boil for about 2 minutes.
  • Remove from heat and slowly whisk in butter. Whisk in mustard and season with salt and pepper if desired. If not using right away, keep the sauce warm in a double boiler until needed, adding a little hot water if the consistency becomes too thick.
  • Place a fillet in the center of each plate and drizzle with mustard sauce. Garnish with a light salad or seasonal vegetable if desired.
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