Wolfgang Puck’s Roasted Herb Branzino with Caper Herb Beurre Blanc
Prep Time15 min
Total Time25 min
Cook Time10 min
- 4 branzino fillets
- Salt and pepper
- Olive oil
- 1 cup breadcrumbs
- 1/4 cup parsley leaves
- 1 sprig rosemary
- 2 sprigs thyme
- 2 sprigs tarragon
- 2 tbsp chives, chopped
Beurre Blanc Sauce:
- 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
- 3 tbsp shallots
- 1 sprig tarragon leaves, chopped
- 1/2 cup white wine
- 1 tbsp lemon juice
- 1/4 cup unsalted butter, cubed
- 2 tsp capers
- 3 tbsp small tomatoes
- 1 tbsp parsley, chopped
- 6 lemon wedges or lemon slices
- Prepare the herb crust. Place the breadcrumbs, parsley, rosemary, thyme, tarragon, and chives in a food processor. Pulse until the herbs are finely chopped and the breadcrumbs take on a pleasing, green color. Remove the mixture and place on a baking sheet.
- Prepare the fish. Preheat oven to 550°F or use the broil setting. Place the fillets on a well-oiled baking sheet, and brush them with olive oil. Season the fillets with salt and pepper. Put the meat side of the fish into the breadcrumbs and coat evenly. Then put skin side down on baking sheet. Cook in the oven for 5–8 minutes.
- Make the beurre blanc sauce. Pour olive oil in a medium sauté pan on medium heat. When the pan is hot, add the shallots and sauté until translucent. Deglaze with white wine and add the tarragon. Reduce the white wine. Add in the lemon juice. If the contents become too reduced, add a little water. Whisk the sauce, and gradually whisk in the butter. Add salt and pepper. Whisk. Add capers, tomatoes, parsley, and lemon segments. Whisk to combine everything. Taste.
- Plate. Place one fillet skin side down on the plate, and spoon the sauce around the fish.
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