My F&W
quick save (...)

Crisp Paupiettes of Sea Bass in Barolo Sauce

  • SERVINGS: 4
  1. Four skinless 4-ounce sea bass fillets
  2. Salt and freshly ground pepper
  3. 1 teaspoon chopped thyme, plus 4 small sprigs for garnish
  4. 2 very large baking potatoes
  5. 5 tablespoons unsalted butter, 1 melted
  6. 3 large leeks, white part only, thinly sliced
  7. Barolo Sauce
  8. 1 tablespoon minced chives
  1. Trim each of the sea bass fillets into a 5-by-1 1/2-inch rectangle. Season with salt, pepper and the thyme.
  2. Using a knife, slice each potato lengthwise to remove the rounded portions and make a block shape; do not cut off the tips of the potatoes, but do peel them. Using a mandoline, slice the potatoes lengthwise into very thin slices. Brush the slices on both sides with the melted butter and season with salt.
  3. For each paupiette, on a 10-inch sheet of wax paper, arrange 8 slightly overlapping potato slices to form a 5-inch wide rectangle. Center a fish fillet horizontally in the rectangle and wrap the potatoes over and around the fillet to enclose it completely. Use the wax paper to help seal the potato wrap around the fish; remove the paper. Repeat to form the remaining paupiettes. Cover and refrigerate for up to 2 hours.
  4. In a medium skillet, melt 2 tablespoons of the butter over moderate heat. Add the leeks and cook, stirring, until softened, about 5 minutes. Season with salt and pepper and keep warm.
  5. In a large nonstick skillet, melt the remaining 2 tablespoons of butter over moderately high heat. Add the paupiettes and cook until the potatoes are tender and golden, turning once with a large spatula, 8 to 10 minutes per side.
  6. Spoon the leeks onto 4 warmed serving plates and ladle the Barolo Sauce around them. Set the paupiettes on the leeks and top each one with a thyme sprig. Garnish with the chives and serve.

Suggested Pairing

The leeks and the red wine sauce find their match in a light red. A California Pinot Noir would be perfect.

You Might Also Like

Ratings

Average Rating

(0)

Comments

Add A Comment

    Add a Comment

    See our terms
    You must be logged in to comment. or
    advertisement
    The Dish
    Receive delicious recipes and smart wine advice 4x per week in this e-newsletter.
    The Wine List Weekly pairing plus best bottles to buy.
    F&W Daily One sensational dish served fresh every day.
    American Express Publishing ("AEP") may use your email address to send you account updates and offers that may interest you. To learn more about the ways we may use your email address and about your privacy choices, read the AEP Privacy Statement.
    How we use your email address
    advertisement
    Congratulations to Nicholas Elmi, winner of Top Chef: New Orleans, the 11th season of Bravo's Emmy-Award winning, hit reality series.

    Already looking forward to next year (June 19-21, 2015)? Relive your favorite moments from the culinary world's most sensational weekend in the Rocky Mountains.