Butterfish in Butter Sauce

Butterfish in Butter Sauce
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Try this Caribbean specaily, butterfish in a rich butter sauce.

2
Servings
248
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 1 Tablespoon grapeseed oil
  • 2 Tablespoons unsalted butter, divided
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 3 sprigs thyme, leaves removed
  • 1 garlic clove, diced
  • 1 jalapeno, seeded and diced
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 2 whole butterfish filets
  • 2 Cups water
  • 1 green onion, thinly sliced

Directions

Add the oil and 1 tablespoon butter to a large pan and place on medium heat. Add the onions and saute until translucent, but not brown. 

Add the thyme, garlic, and jalapeno and cook for one minute.

Meanwhile, pat the fish dry with a clean paper towel and season with salt and pepper. season fish with salt and pepper and set aside.

Pour the water into the pan and bring to a boil. Add the fish and turn heat to high. Cook for about 15 minutes spooning the liquid over the fish as it cooks. 

Add the remaining tablespoon of butter to pan, reduce heat to low and let the butter melt completely, continue to baste the fish. Season with salt and pepper. Garnish with the green onions. 

 

Butterfish Shopping Tip

A fresh fish should not smell fishy nor have milky, opaque eyes; it should have bright red gills, firm flesh, and a tight anal cavity.

Butterfish Cooking Tip

Whole fish should be stored upright in ice in the refrigerator.

Butterfish Wine Pairing

Most white wines (especially albariño) and rosé with most fish dishes. Muscadet, sancerre, or New Zealand sauvignon blanc with cold fish dishes; chardonnay, pinot gris/grigio, or pinot blanc with grilled or roasted fish; sauvignon blanc or gewürztraminer with baked fish; grüner veltliner with fish pâté; vintage or non-vintage champagne or sparkling wine with light fish dishes; fino or manzanilla with small fried fish; junmai, junmai-ginjo, or junmai-daiginjo with teriyaki fish.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
21g
32%
Sugar
3g
N/A
Saturated Fat
9g
46%
Cholesterol
51mg
17%
Protein
7g
14%
Carbs
9g
3%
Vitamin A
125µg
14%
Vitamin B12
0.6µg
10.5%
Vitamin B6
0.2mg
12.1%
Vitamin C
22mg
37%
Vitamin D
0.2µg
0.1%
Vitamin E
3mg
13%
Vitamin K
20µg
25%
Calcium
65mg
6%
Fiber
2g
10%
Folate (food)
26µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
26µg
7%
Iron
1mg
7%
Magnesium
29mg
7%
Monounsaturated
5g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
2mg
9%
Phosphorus
112mg
16%
Polyunsaturated
5g
N/A
Potassium
301mg
9%
Riboflavin (B2)
0.1mg
6.2%
Sodium
870mg
36%
Trans
0.5g
N/A
Zinc
0.5mg
3.6%