This green sauce is a very traditional sauce served with fish where we live. It is so basic and easy to make and adds a really nice flavour to white fish. Olive oil and parsley are two of my favourite ingredients. You will notice through this site that olive oil will appear in more recipes than it does not. As well as good ol' basic parsley, which I love.
Pan Fried Perch with Green Sauce
2 medium sized fillets of perch fish, cut cross ways
1/4 Cup/60 ml olive oil, plus 1 tablespoon
1/4 Cup/60 ml of white cooking wine
Big bunch of fresh chopped parsley, very finely chopped
4 garlic cloves, crushed
Juice of one lemon
Salt and pepper to taste
First, make the green sauce. In a small saucepan set over medium heat, add 1/4 cup of the olive oil and a little of the crushed garlic. When you notice the garlic starting to sizzle add the parsley and give a good stir. Remove from heat and set aside while you prepare the fish. That was hard!!!
For the fish. Heat a tablespoon of the olive oil on a large shallow sided skillet. Add the garlic and cook over high heat for a minute or so. Add the fish and reduce heat to medium. Cook over a medium heat for about 8 minutes per side. While cooking add a little splash of the white wine and let it absorb completely. Repeat this until you have used all of you wine and the fish is just about cooked. Once you notice the fish is starting to flake apart it should be cooked. Squeeze over the lemon juice. Serve immediately with the green sauce. A great Mediterranean dish!
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