Seafood Starter in a Lime, Cilantro, Sour Cream Sauce

READY IN: 25mins




  • Marinade -- In a large bowl, add the salt, onions, lime juice, fish and shrimp and let marinade about 10-15 minutes, no more. The lime juice will actually start to cook the fish. Drain well. Reserve the onions.
  • Saute -- In a large saute pan, add 2 tablespoons butter and melt on medium high, then add the garlic and cook 1 minute until the garlic starts to brown. Now, pick out the fish and shrimp from the marinade and add to the saute pan with the garlic and cook 2-3 minutes until lightly brown, just a couple of minutes, don't over cook. Remove to a platter and cover with foil.
  • Sauce -- Now, to that same saute pan, add the wine to deglaze and cook 1 minute on medium high until it slightly reduces. Next, add the onions that you reserved along with the remaining butter and cook another 5 minutes until slightly soft on medium. Then reduce to medium low and add in sour cream, cilantro, pepper and chili powder (use as much chili powder as you like to taste). Don't let it come to a boil, as sour cream will curdle.
  • Finish -- Add the fish and shrimp back in and cook just to reheat, 1-2 minutes is all.
  • Serve -- In a small salad bowl with a couple of slices of toasted baguettes, add some of the shrimp and fish sauce and garnish with a squeezed lime wedge. Very simple and very good.
  • To me this is just a nice starter to a dinner. A little seafood in a rich sauce with the baguettes just makes this really unique. Some roasted citrus chicken, Caribbean style rice, fresh fruits would be a perfect compliment to this starter.