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Pancetta-Wrapped Fish With Grain Mustard Sauce

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“A fantastic recipe for wine lovers looking for a way to pair their favorite wines with seafood. Try a crisp light red wine with this recipe.”
READY IN:
1hr
SERVES:
4
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US

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Directions

  1. Use any fish with a firm texture and mild, sweet flavor. White fish such as halibut, sea bass or cod.
  2. Preheat oven to 350º.
  3. Wrap 2 or so slices of pancetta around each piece of fish, making sure to cover end to end.
  4. 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.
  5. Grain Mustard Sauce:.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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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