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  • Writer's pictureTommy Centola

Redfish Francis

Updated: Jan 3, 2020

My mother’s middle name was Francis. This dish is exquisite

and full of flavor. In New Orleans, this dish would be called Redfish

Pontchatrain. Most dishes topped with any type of crab are named

after the large lake that borders New Orleans to the North. However,

I chose to honor my mother with the name.

4 8ounce Red Fish Fillets

1 stick Butter melted

Blackening Seasoning

Meuniere sauce

1 pound Lump Crabmeat, picked through to remove loose shells.

Fresh Parsley chopped

Make Meuniere sauce and add the crabmeat. Cook for 2 minutes

then keep warm. Heat a large sauté pan over medium heat. Dip red

fish in butter. Season both sides with plenty of blackening seasoning. Cook

evenly on both sides until fish is flaky. Place on serving plate and add

¼ of the crabmeat sauce. Top with parsley and serve.

Meuniere Sauce

2 sticks Butter

2 tablespoons Lemon Juice

2 teaspoons Worcestershire Sauce

In a small saucepan over low heat, melt butter until it stops bubbling

and the milk solids at the bottom of the pan begin to brown. Carefully

add the lemon juice and Worcestershire sauce; the butter will foam.

Cook until the foam subsides.


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